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Archive for December, 2012

White House urges dockworkers, shippers deal

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

KEN THOMAS
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is urging dockworkers and shipping companies to reach agreement “as quickly as possible” on a contract extension for East Coast and Gulf Coast dockworkers whose existing pact expires this week.

Obama spokesman Matt Lehrich says the White House is monitoring the situation closely and urges the parties to “continue their work at the negotiating table to get a deal done as quickly as possible.”

Talks between the dockworkers and shipping companies broke down Dec. 18 amid unresolved issues such as wages and container royalties – the payments to union workers based on cargo weight. The International Longshoremen’s Association and the US Maritime Alliance are expected to meet this week.

The National Retail Federation has asked the Obama administration to use “all means necessary” to prevent a strike.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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UPDATE: Armed robber wakes up man, demands money

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Police are searching for a person involved in a home invasion early Thursday morning.

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Juvenile fails to return to custody after home visit in Brunswick County

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Law enforcement is looking for a juvenile who failed to return to custody following a home visit in Brunswick County.

The Division of Juvenile Justice says the juvenile, identified only as Tyler G., did not return to the Dobbs Youth Development Center, Lenoir Complex, in Kinston today.

Tyler was last seen yesterday at 1 a.m. at 7257 Lula Drive in Sunset Beach. The Division of Juvenile Justice has notified local law enforcement and is cooperating fully with the investigation.

Due to the unpredictability of juvenile behavior, the division says it has a high degree of concern for the safety of both the juvenile and the public. Anyone who sees Tyler or knows where he is should contact local law enforcement.

According to the Department of Public Safety’s website, “the Department currently operates seven Youth Development Centers statewide. YDCs provide mentoring, education, and therapeutic treatment to prepare youth for a fresh start when they re-enter their communities. YDCs promote learning and development through a wide range of educational and vocational courses.”

A DPS spokeswoman says YDCs are where juvenile offenders are sent after their cases are adjudicated.

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Community activist, philanthropist Eakes dies

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Eakes had a long history of volunteer work and endowed scholarships at CFCC.

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Winds in NY cause flight delays in Wilmington

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Weather conditions in the northern part of the country are impacting some flights out of Wilmington.

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