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Archive for February, 2013

FBI, SBI investigating at Carolina Beach Rd. storage facility

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The FBI and the SBI are conducting an investigation at a storage facility unit on Carolina Beach Road south of Monkey Junction.

A witness called WWAY around 12:45 p.m. and said he saw a bomb unit at North State Storage, which is at the intersection of Sanders Road, and heard an explosion coming from the property a few minutes earlier. A New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesman confirmed a small explosion. He referred us to the FBI and SBI.

A FBI spokeswoman says agents are investigating a “FBI-related” case. She says SBI agents, though, are the leading the investigation at the scene. She said she could not provide any other details.

A SBI spokeswoman has not yet returned our call for information.

The Wilmington Police Department’s bomb unit is also on scene to assist.

WWAY has a crew at the scene. Stay with us for more information as it becomes available.

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Your Turn: Moped driver gives his side

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

My Turn, Your Turn guest David Walen gives his take on mopeds.

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CFCC offers accelerated sessions of popular classes

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The eight-week mini-session lets students take classes for full college credit on a quicker pace.

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Goolsby wants to punish open records, meeting violators with jail

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Sen. Thom Goolsby says it’s time officials who violate state public records and open meetings laws are punished. That’s why he’s filed a bill that would could send violators to jail.

If Goolsby gets his way, violating these laws could get you up to 20 days behind bars.

“People who have been in Wilmington for a while remember what happened several years ago when the ABC Board had a closed meeting and kept no record, and there was basically nothing that could be done about it,” Goolsby said.

It’s a problem Goolsby says he wants to tackle head on.

“As a citizen, you face being charged with a misdemeanor for parking in a private parking lot, but as a state official, there is no punishment for you unlawfully denying citizens records and meeting attendance, and that is ridiculous,” Goolsby said.

The Wilmington Republican says his bill, the Open Meeting, Open Record Violation Law, works to change this.

“It says that if any state official – elected or appointed or bureaucrat – closes a record or closes a meeting that should otherwise be available to the public they will suffer a potential penalty of being charged with a Class 3 misdemeanor,” Goolsby said.

Goolsby says right now the only penalty for officials violating your rights is paying for an attorney.

“What this does is it will overnight, once passed, turn the lights on in north carolina when it comes to government records and government meetings,” he said.

Goolsby says politicians against the bill don’t want the public to know what they’re doing with your money, on your time and in your buildings. He says he is downright sick of it.

The bill now heads to committee.

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday by reading at College Park Elementary

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

As a way to honor Dr. Seuss’ birthday, schools across the country participate in Read Across America week

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