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Archive for March, 2013

Leland looking at re-prioritizing road projects

Monday, March 18th, 2013

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Leland is changing its priorities on the road. At this week’s town council meeting, leaders will consider a series of resolutions that would push for changes.

The long-discussed Cape Fear Skyway and widening Village Road are currently priorities, but Leland leaders want to focus on other projects.

For starters, they want the Skyway and its projected $2 billion price tag removed from state statute.

“Just the volume of projects that could be done with that money kind of outweighs the benefit of it,” Leland Town Manager David Hollis said.

Not everyone on along the river agrees. Many people think there needs to be another way across the Cape Fear.

“I don’t go along with it being stopped,” said Jimmy Powell, a Southport resident. “I think it should move forward.”

While town leaders are looking to put a red light on the Skyway for now, they also want to stop the widening of Village Road. They want to change their priority to add an interchange at Old Fayetteville Road and US 74/76, which would give drivers another option to get on and off the highway. Leaders think this will help alleviate traffic in the area.

“A lot of that traffic that has to go around town and through town a lot to get to the schools will now be able to get on and off the four lanes at that interchange,” Hollis said.

Town Council will discuss the transportation priorities during during their meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

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Charles Warren suing for ‘humiliation’

Monday, March 18th, 2013

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (PORT CITY DAILY.COM) — Saying he was publicly humiliated, former Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren is suing Brunswick County, county commissioners and county management in federal court.

Filed in U.S. District Court on March 14, Warren’s lawsuit seeks damages for public humiliation and requests an investigation into county commissioners by U.S. Marshals.

“I, Charles Warren, chairman of the Bolivia-Brunswick County Black Leadership Caucus Chapter of the N.C. Black Leadership Caucus, submit this letter seeking a federal investigation of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners,” Warren wrote in a letter submitted with his lawsuit.


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Former Brunswick commissioner files lawsuit seeking investigation of board

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Charles Warren, who served on the board from 2008 to 2012, filed a lawsuit on March 14

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Former Hampstead fire chief charged with shooting wife

Monday, March 18th, 2013

HAMPSTEAD, NC (WWAY) — A former chief of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department is charged with shooting his wife in the leg and stealing his neighbor’s truck.

According to Surf City Police, Hampstead resident, James Daniel Garvey, is in jail after he stole the truck and wrecked it going north on Highway 17.

Firefighters in Hampstead say Garvey was the fire chief there about 10 years ago. They say he was chief for over 2 years, but has not been associated with the fire department since then.

Garvey’s neighbor called 911 after both Garvey and his wife showed up, covered in blood, at his doorstep.

“My neighbor lady ran over here. She’s got blood on her and said her husband is going crazy,” Garvey’s neighbor told 911. “He came running over with blood all over him. He said she is trying to kill him. She is saying he is trying to kill her.”

Garvey is charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, and domestic violence.

Investigators say Garvey’s wife is okay.

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Former Hampstead fire chief charged with shooting wife, stealing truck

Monday, March 18th, 2013

James Daniel Garvey is accused of shooting his wife Sunday before stealing his neighbor’s truck and wrecking it

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