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Archive for May, 2013

Autism revelation is biggest twist in Berger hearing

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The commissioner has kept his autism diagnosis quiet throughout his time on the board.

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Confusion arises from New Hanover school redistricting in 2008

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The Board of Education and its staff interpreted the decision differently.

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Officer involved in two crashes releases medical info

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington Police officer is still on administrative leave after not one but two car accidents last week, including one while she was on duty.

It looks like a medical problem led to the single-car crashes involving Ofc. Adrienne Dillon, and tonight the city is releasing more information with Ofc. Dillon’s permission.

Investigators say Thursday Dillon went off the road in her unmarked cruiser on Market Street in Porters Neck, hit a bench and knocked it into a business’s window, then drove to a nearby drugstore.

Two nights later she went off the road in her personal car.

Highway Patrol says she was not texting, nor was Dillon impaired.

City spokeswoman Malissa Talbert says Dillon had been on medical leave and recently returned to work. Talbert says Dillon blacked out because of a problem with medication while driving Thursday. WPD immediately put Dillon on leave, and the officer received medical attention and was assured by paramedics that her issue was a one-time thing.

Saturday it happened again.

Officer Dillon gave the city permission to release this usually private medical information, Talbert said, because she wanted to clear her name.

Troopers have charged Dillon with failure to maintain control within a single lane and leaving the scene of an accident for Thursday’s crash and failure to maintain control within a single lane for Saturday’s accident.

Dillon, 34, has been employed by the Wilmington Police Department since 2003. She has been assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division since 2009.

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State Senate targets electric, hybrid owners in budget

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

An annual fee of $100 for electric car owners and $50 for hybrid car owners would be levied on state residents.

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Chancellor respects reaction to UNCW athletics proposal

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Chancellor Gary Miller showed empathy Tuesday toward the five athletic programs facing elimination.

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