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Archive for October, 2012

WATCH: Pender Commission candidates talk about top priorities

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

With less than a week to go before election day, local counties have seen more early voters than this time four years ago. In Pender County, more than 12,000 have already voted in Pender county where there is only one county commissioners race on the ballot.

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New holiday tradition in the works in Wilmington

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Wilmington city leaders plan to end one holiday tradition and begin another.

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Parole and probation officers crack down on registered sex offenders for Halloween

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Parole and probation officers are spending this Halloween making the night less scary for parents.

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Two candidates fighting to represent Columbus, Bladen, & Robeson Counties

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

 One of the seats that changed the most after redistricting is District 46. It now mixes Columbus County and part of Bladen County with Robeson County. Democrat Kenneth Waddell, the mayor of Chadbourn is running against incumbent Gaston Pridgen, who's a republican. 

 

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ONLY ON 3: Testimony starts in Nobles murder trial

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Whiteville, NC. (WWAY) — After 3 years of waiting testimony began in the Danny Ray Nobles murder trial.

The opening statements in the Nobles trial were telling of the prosecution and defense’s game plan in the murder trial of Danny Ray Nobles.

District Attorney Jon David recreated the murder scene for jurors, describing how Thomas Lee Melvin ran out of his shoes while fleeing from Danny Ray Nobles. David then described how Nobles shot Melvin twelve times at point blank range.

Defense Attorney Scott Dorman argued that Nobles, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, believed he was acting in self-defense while shooting Melvin.

The prosecution is expected to introduce police dash cam video from the night of the murder, which shows Nobles demeanor as he turned himself into police at the magistrate’s office.

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