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Archive for October, 2012

Ex-fundraiser repays UNC-Chapel Hill travel costs

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A former billion-dollar fundraiser and star quarterback at North Carolina’s flagship public university says he’s repaid the school more than $16,000 in questioned travel expenses with a paramour that cost him his job.

Matt Kupec said in a statement Tuesday that the mother of former Tar Heels basketball star Tyler Hansbrough didn’t know he wasn’t reimbursing their travel costs.

Kupec and Tami Hansbrough last month resigned their highly paid fundraising jobs after questions about spending on trips they took to watch Hansbrough’s younger son Ben play basketball for Notre Dame in 2011.

Kupec said a new university audit found he was responsible for travel and other expenses worth $16,580. UNC-Chapel Hill did not respond Tuesday to requests by The Associated Press to provide a copy of the audit.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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One stop centers see steady stream of voters

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

s of Tuesday afternoon, 653,046 residents had voted at the more than 350 open sites across the state

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Snow’s Cut Bridge work delayed until Monday

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Repairs that will close two lanes of Snow’s Cut Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway for months won’t start until Monday.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the work will force the traffic on the bridge to and from Pleasure Island into one lane in each direction. The lane restrictions, which are expected to run into February, will shift sides of the bridge depending on the work schedule.

Cones and other traffic-control devices will be in place to direct motorists using the bridge. The lane closures will remain in place during the entire construction period.

One lane on Snow’s Cut Bridge was closed today as crews continued another project that’s been going on for a couple of weeks.

(Photo courtesy: Jeremy Godwin)

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WPD cracks down on crosswalk violators

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are working to raise awareness about marked crosswalks. Traffic units are cracking down on drivers not yielding to pedestrians at the crossings.

Officers were assigned to some of the most problematic crosswalk intersections. South 3rd and Ann streets downtown is one of the most dangerous, along with 17th Street and Medical Center Drive.

“If a pedestrian’s in a crosswalk, then all traffic has to stop in both directions, not just in that particular lane, but in all the lanes, so the pedestrian has a clear path all the way across the street,” Sgt. Mike Donelson said.

Officers also want pedestrians to make sure they yield to traffic before they step into any intersection or crosswalk.

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Crystal Pier built over wrecked blockade runner Fanny and Jenny

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Old blockade-runner wrecks were once valued as exceptionally good fishing sites.

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