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Archive for May, 2013

‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign reminds more drivers to buckle up

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s the 20th year for the “Click It or Ticket” Campaign in North Carolina, and officers are still pulling over drivers in the area for not wearing seat belts.

Just in time for Memorial Day, law enforcement is again out to remind drivers to buckle up. They say they’re still surprised by how many people don’t buckle in, and the excuses they have for not doing it.

“I’ve heard everything,” said Wilmington Police Department Traffic Unit Cpl. Adam Schwartzel. “You know, it’s uncomfortable. I don’t like to buckle up. I just pulled out of here. I just left this place. There’s a million excuses but there’s no reason why people shouldn’t buckle up,” Cpl. Schwartzel said.

However, numbers show the campaign is working. The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the number of fatal crashes involving unbelted passengers is down from more than 38,000 in 1992, to about 8,100 last year.

The “Click It or Ticket” campaign runs through June 2.

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Police charge 3 in transplanted NC woman’s slaying

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Police say they’ve found no prior connections between a woman killed in her apartment and three people charged with murder

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Wilmington cracks down on taxi rules

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

In an effort to better enforce Wilmington taxi rules, the city is delivering a one-two punch to violators.

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Three charged with murder in Bladen Co. native’s death

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Three people have been arrested and charged with murder in connection to the death of a Bladen County native.

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Berger erased from county website

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It did not take long for New Hanover County’s government to move on from Commissioner Brian Berger.

A WWAY viewer noticed that at least as early as yesterday afternoon Berger’s picture and biography had been removed from the county’s website.

Commissioners voted 3-2 Monday to approve a petition of amotion removing Berger from office.

Commissioners have said they will wait for now to fill Berger’s seat. He has 30 days to appeal the decision to New Hanover County Superior Court.

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