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Archive for December, 2012

Police search for missing teens

Friday, December 28th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington and Leland police need help finding two missing teenagers.

Kelsey Harmon, 14, of Wilmington, and Aynton Clemmons, 16, of Leland were last seen around 1 a.m. yesterday.

Clemmons, who only has a learner’s permit, apparently took his parents’ car. Investigators say both kids have turned off their cell phones so they cannot be reached, and their parents fear they may have left the area.

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WEATHER: Showers and cooler air

Friday, December 28th, 2012

 Cool and dry high pressure will once again keep things sunny and cool over eastern North Carolina today.

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Perdue defends her time as Governor

Friday, December 28th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD/WWAY) — Her term as governor has had its share of controversies. Now with just a few days left in office, Bev Perdue spoke out today defending her work for our state.

“We’ve nearly completed the work around mental health,” said Perdue. “Probation and parole is fixed. I believe the highway patrol is fixed. D.O.T. is fixed; we’ve taken the politics out of D.O.T. I did a really good job.”

Perdue says she sees herself as a fix-it governor.

But North Carolina’s first female governor shocked the state in January when she announced she would be the first in 30 years to not run for reelection, a decision she does not say much about.

“The nice thing about being me is that I don’t have to give an answer that seems to be compelling to you. The person that I answer to is myself.”

Some Democrats suggest the decision, at such a late hour, cost the party the governor’s seat in November.

“I don’t think it hurt the lieutenant governor at all. The lieutenant governor had run a marvelous statewide race, had friends in every county, raised great money.”

In spite of the fact Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton raised just half as much money as Governor-Elect Pat McCrory, Perdue maintains she helped the ticket.

“I think I helped him a lot. I feel very good about what I did for the Democratic ticket.”

Perdue also says she helped North Carolina. When asked about her proudest accomplishment, the governor, who always touted education as her first priority, turns to the kids.

“The most memorable moment for me as governor is the kids. The absolute kids that walk into this building and go ‘The governor’s a woman!'”

Governor-Elect Pat McCrory will take office in a small private ceremony January 5th.

The inauguration ceremony will be held a week later, on January 12th.

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Family remembers murdered loved one at roadside memorial

Friday, December 28th, 2012

For a third straight year, friends and family gathered at a small patch off Highway 133 in Pender County to remember a lost loved one

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Teens missing from Wilmington and Leland areas

Friday, December 28th, 2012

The Wilmington Police Department is assisting officers with Leland PD Thursday to find two missing teenagers.

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