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Archive for May, 2013

Coroner and his funeral home named in descecration of remains suit

Monday, May 20th, 2013

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Southport woman is suing a funeral home owned by Brunswick County’s coroner claiming her husband’s remains were desecrated.

Jenny Dunn’s husband Shep died in 2011.

She had Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, owned by Coroner Greg White, handle the arrangements, agreeing that Shep’s remains would be cremated, his ashes divided into two for two separate memorial services, which could only be released to her or to Shep’s son.

However, the suit claims the funeral home released the second portion of Shep’s remains to an unidentified third party, causing Jenny traumatic, mental stress.

She claims Peacock-Newnan has made no effort to correct the problem and charged her even though it made the mistake.

White said he had not yet seen the lawsuit and could not comment.

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Commissioners discuss certified food processing park idea

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Monday night, commissioners in Columbus County will talk about making a move with the industrial park, having it certified as a food processing park.

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Brunswick County Schools superintendent named best in Southeast N.C.

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Edward Pruden was named 2013-14 Southeast Regional Superintendent of the Year by the Southeast Regional Superintendents’ Council.

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Legendary high school football coach Jack Holley passes away

Monday, May 20th, 2013

High school football coaching legend Jack Holley passed away Monday after a battle with myelofibrosis. Holley was 74.

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WPD suspends officer after on-duty crash

Monday, May 20th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington Police officer is on administrative leave after investigators say she was involved in a traffic crash on duty. The same officer was involved in a second crash over the weekend.

WPD says On Thursday evening Ofc. Adrienne Dillon was driving an unmarked vehicle in the 8000 block of Market Street when her car left the road and hit a bench in front of a building, pushing it into the building and breaking a plate glass window. After the crash investigators say Dillon drove about a half mile from the crash scene and pulled over into the parking lot of a drugstore.

WPD says it put Dillon on administrative leave immediately pending the outcome of an investigation conducted by the North Carolina Highway Patrol. The Wilmington Police Department is doing its own review to determine whether there were any internal policy violations or any reason for further action to be taken.

Saturday evening, WPD says Dillon was involved in an off-duty single-car crash while driving her personal vehicle in New Hanover County. The North Carolina Highway Patrol also investigated that crash.

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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