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Archive for January, 2013

McCrory says he backs wind farms off NC coast

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory is telling the Obama administration that he supports plans that could one day see wind turbine towers poking out of the Atlantic Ocean miles off the North Carolina coast.

McCrory expressed his support for wind power in a letter this week to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which is gauging commercial interest in wind farms off North Carolina’s northern Outer Banks and Cape Fear. The three ocean blocks, including two off of Brunswick County, that may be leased for wind farms were selected because they’re gusty spots that don’t interfere with military operations, shipping and fishing.

McCrory has expressed his support for underground hydraulic fracturing to unleash natural gas and offshore drilling to tap gas and oil. He says he also backs wind power because he believes in an “all-of-the-above” energy plan.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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My Turn: Standing up to discrimination

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

WECT's General Manager Gary McNair talks about a recent case of discrimination that was reported at a nail salon in Independence Mall.

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Fayetteville cop shoots, kills suspect during stop

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — Fayetteville police say one of their officers has shot and killed a suspect during a traffic stop.

Police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts says the shooting happened shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday when an office pulled over a sports utility vehicle.

MacRoberts says during the traffic stop, the officer shot and killed the suspect, who was armed.

Twenty-two-year-old Nijza Lamar Hagans of Fayetteville died at the scene.

MacRoberts did not provide details on the traffic stop or the circumstances of the shooting.

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting.

The officer has been placed on administrative duty while the shooting is investigated. His name has not been released.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

1/24/2013 12:45:58 PM (GMT -5:00)

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City of Wilmington performs health insurance verification to cut costs

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The city of Wilmington is currently conducting a verification of employee health insurance in order to increase efficiency and decrease health care costs, according to officials.

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Freezing temperatures expected overnight

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

An arctic cold front moving through Thursday will bring with it the coldest temperatures of the winter Thursday night.

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