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Archive for November, 2012

Court convicts UNC professor of drug smuggling

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Raleigh, NC (WTVD) — A court in Argentina has convicted an Oxford educated University of North Carolina professor of attempting to smuggle four pounds of cocaine into the United States.

Paul Frampton, a 68-year-old esteemed professor of physics and astronomy, says he thought he was flying to South America to meet with a bikini model but ended up getting caught in what they call a "honey trap."

Frampton flew to Bolivia from North Carolina earlier this year after communicating with someone who claimed to be Denise Milani, winner of Miss Bikini World 2007. She never showed up.

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Thousands of passengers to land in Charlotte on Sunday

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC (WSOC) — On Sunday, thousands of passengers will land in Charlotte throughout the afternoon.

Airport officials said it is one of the busiest days of the year and there have been swarms of passengers at Charlotte-Douglas Airport since early Sunday morning.

The airport said roughly 25,000 people will fly out of Charlotte on Sunday to other destinations and that several thousand passengers will land in Charlotte as well.

Passengers have experienced packed airplanes and long lines.

“It took me an extra 10 minutes to get my bags because there were so many people getting bags. I couldn’t find my bags at first,” said passenger Junel Porter.

Up to 70,000 people will be landing in Charlotte on Sunday afternoon.

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Local support for rescue dogs

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

BURGAW, NC (WECT) – Dogs lovers from around the area gathered at the Poplar Grove Plantation for the 2nd annual Happy Trails Pet Expo. The event had been previously postponed due to Hurricane Sandy.

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3 charged with trying to steal Christmas trees from sale

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – (WECT) – According to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department, three people are charged with attempting to steal Christmas trees from the Optimist Club of Winter Park's sale. The

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For Revolution,’ a temporary cease-fire

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

It won’t return with new episodes until March 25.

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