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Archive for February, 2013

New Hanover ABC to buy 12+ acres for new headquarters

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Alcohol Beverage Control Board plans to spend more than $1 million to buy a piece of land for its new headquarters.

The ABC Board approved the $1.2 million purchase of 12.63 acres near the intersection of Market Street and Judges Road in Wilmington. The deal should close in 30 days.

The ABC Board plans to use the land for its main distribution center, a second major outlet for sales to mixed beverage permit holders and administrative offices.

Once the new facility is built, the ABC Board plans to renovate its current building at 523 S. 17th Street. That building will be an expanded retail store, along with an outlet for sales to mixed beverage permit holders and for storage.

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Suspect in Durham trooper shooting in custody

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Authorities have a suspect in custody in connection with the shooting of a North Carolina Higway Patrol trooper during a traffic stop in East Durham Monday evening.

The suspect is being questioned by Durham police.

Earlier, Durham police said they were looking for 23-year-old Mikel Edward Brady II of Vermont, who has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 2006.

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NC court reinstates murder charge in Dorman case

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina Court of Appeals has reinstated murder charges against a man who kept a Durham woman’s skeleton in a backpack.

The three-judge appeals panel ruled Tuesday that Durham County Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson was wrong in dismissing charges against Michael Dorman. Prosecutors say he killed 31-year-old Lakeia Boxley in 2008 and kept her bones for two years before his arrest.

Hudson dismissed the murder case in 2011, saying Durham authorities violated Dorman’s rights by prematurely releasing Boxley’s bones to her family for cremation. The judge said that destroyed key evidence before defense experts could examine the remains.

Tuesday’s ruling upholds the view of former Durham District Attorney Tracey Cline, who was removed after publicly questioning Hudson’s decisions dismissing charges against Dorman and an accused child molester.

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My Turn: Why do sovereign citizens think they are above the law?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

WECT's General Manager Gary McNair questions why sovereign citizens believe they don't have to follow the law. If we travel to a foreign land, we are required to follow that country's laws.  So why should any of these sovereign citizens expect anything different here?

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Coast Guard rescues 2 on stranded sailboat off NC

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

NAGS HEAD, NC (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued two people on a disabled sailboat off the North Carolina coast.

The Coast Guard says it got a report Saturday night that the 43-foot sailboat Cimarron had lost its rigging and was drifting about 17 miles east of Oregon Inlet.

The Coast Guard dispatched a patrol boat from Atlantic Beach and a life boat from Oregon Inlet.

The smaller boat arrived around 1:30 Saturday morning and began towing the sailboat. The larger patrol boat arrived Sunday afternoon and took over the tow. The Coast Guard patrol boat then turned the sailboat over to another vessel in Chesapeake Bay, VA, on Monday afternoon.

No one was hurt. The names of those on the sailboat were not released.

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

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