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Archive for January, 2013

My Reporter – Would Castle Street rezoning affect Juggling Gypsy?

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Under the latest proposed regulations, the entertainment parlor would be allowed to stay in the area.

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Election reform, sex trafficking among local legislators’ priorities

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Three local freshmen – Reps. Ted Davis, Rick Catlin and Chris Millis – will join dozens of other new faces Wednesday for the 2013-14 session.

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Gaston County asks NC to keep gun data secret

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) – Gaston County commissioners have unanimously voted to ask North Carolina lawmakers to pass a bill that would keep the names of people who own gun permits from the public.

Commissioner Tracy Philbeck told the Gaston Gazette (http://bit.ly/WXNLPD ) that he doesn’t want media outlets to request the list and publish it like a newspaper in New York did.

Currently, the name, age and home address of anyone who gets a gun permit in North Carolina is public information. Philbeck says 41 states already keep that information private.

Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger says if he was asked for a list of gun permit owners in Gaston County, he would defy North Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act and not release the list.


Information from: The Gaston Gazette, http://www.gastongazette.com

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Lorrie Dollar named NC public safety agency deputy

Saturday, January 26th, 2013


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – An attorney who worked in then-Gov. Jim Martin’s administration in the 1980s is returning to North Carolina state government as a top leader in the Department of Public Safety.

Department Secretary Kieran Shanahan announced Friday that Lorrie Dollar will be his chief deputy secretary for administration. The department oversees the state prison system, Highway Patrol, emergency management and juvenile justice matters. Officials say she’ll make $120,000 annually.

Dollar previously worked in what was then the Department of Human Resources and Department of Correction and once served as chief deputy state auditor. She worked in private practice in recent years.

Dollar is married to state Rep. Nelson Dollar of Wake County.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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WPD investigate overnight shooting

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A robbery could have turned deadly overnight in Wilmington. A 19-year-old man was shot after three men in hooded sweatshirts stormed into his apartment.

Wilmington Police responded a few minutes before midnight to a report of a shooting on the 4300 block of Crimson Court. Once inside, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana and and found a 19-year-old man who had been shot. He was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The other two occupants of the apartment told officers that there had been a knock at the door. When the roommate answered, three men rushed through the door. All three were wearing hooded sweatshirts with hoods tied tightly around their faces.

According to the victims, all were armed with handguns. The intruders ransacked the house and on their way out fired a shot that hit the victim. The hooded men reportedly stole marijuana, a small amount of cash and two cell phones.

The case is currently under investigation.

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