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Archive for February, 2013

McIntyre introduces American World War II City bill

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

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WPD: Narcotics unit violated department procedures

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An internal review by Wilmington Police has found violations of procedures by the Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

WPD this morning issued a statement about the investigation in response to requests from media outlets including WWAY NewsChannel 3.

The department says the investigation pertained to possible violations of policy and procedure during an undercover operation conducted several months ago targeting drugs and prostitution.

WPD says a routine internal audit of funds used in the undercover operation resulted in a formal review by the Professional Standards unit. The internal review revealed violations of department guidelines for documenting cash used in the undercover operation, and a violation of proper procedures for the acceptable use of alcohol in undercover operations.

The police department says it found no violations of the law.

“We’re constantly reviewing our operations to insure (sic) that we’re performing with integrity, in accordance with the law and established best practices,” Chief Ralph Evangelous said in a statement. “We have a great group of officers, but sometimes they make mistakes. When that happens, we take appropriate action.”

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NC bill would add Bible study at public schools

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A measure introduced at the North Carolina legislature would allow the state’s public high schools to offer Bible study.

The bill by Sen. Stan Bingham on Tuesday would allow local school boards to offer students elective courses for credit on the Old Testament, the New Testament or a combination of the two.

No student would be required to take the courses, but the courses would provide academic credit toward graduation.

Similar religious courses offered in taxpayer-supported schools in other parts of the country have raised concerns among civil libertarians about the Constitutional separation of church and state.

The Davidson Republican did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. A dozen lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Senate have already signed on as co-sponsors to Bingham’s bill, including three Democrats.

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

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Senate committee to consider Goolsbys midwifery bill

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

At a press conference Wednesday, Goolsby urged supporters to seek out lawmakers on the committee

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Former Southport manager to fill job temporarily

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — The Southport Board of Aldermen hired Robert S. Gandy last night to serve as interim city manager.

This is Gandy’s second go-around as manager. He held the position as recently as 2007.

Gandy will replace Pat Thomas, who resigned unexpectedly earlier this month.

Thomas has agreed to stay on until April 16 and help Gandy get up to speed on the city’s ongoing projects.

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