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Archive for December, 2012

Wolfe steps down as ABC Board chairman

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

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FIRST ON 3: Judge sets Wright’s bond at $3.5M cash

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Columbus County judge has granted B.J. Wright’s request for bond, but it won’t be easy for him to get out of jail. The judge this morning set Wright’s bond at $3.5 million cash, according to Assistant District Attorney Heath Nance.

Nance says Wright’s bond was revoked after the 25-year-old jumped out of courthouse window in August.

Nance says Wright is waiting to stand trial on a long list of charges.

Wright, who has ties to former state Sen. R.C. Soles, is still in custody in the Columbus County Jail.

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Brunswick school board wants to put officers at elementary schools

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Board said they would ask county commissioners if there is money available for the added school resource officers

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PPD in Wilmington for the long haul

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

One year after pharmaceutical company goes private, roots still deep in area

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Perdue: $1M to keep NC group homes going a month

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Bev Perdue says she’s moving $1 million to prevent about 1,400 mentally ill residents of North Carolina group homes from becoming homeless because of funding cuts expected after this month.

Perdue on Tuesday cited her authority to change the state budget according to unforeseen circumstances in moving money to keep group home residents in place through the end of January. The Democratic governor says the Republican-led General Assembly and incoming Gov. Pat McCrory can then figure out a longer-term fix.

Spokesmen for state Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

A top legislative health and human services budget-writer last month suggested Perdue should shift money within the budget to pay for the group home residents to stay.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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