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Archive for August, 2013

Council to discuss food trucks, regional branding tonight

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — City Council is holding a public hearing at tonight’s meeting to decide the future of food trucks in Wilmington.

Back in July, the Planning Commission approved rules and regulations for food trucks that want to operate within the city. Before that food truck owners were required to apply for special use permits, but they could only apply every 45 days.

The new rules would allow owners to apply for annual permits that outline exactly where and when they can operate and for how long they can stay in one location.

To voice your opinion, you can attend the hearing tonight at City Hall. The council meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Other topics on tonights agenda include the rezoning of 302 acres of vacant land along South 17th St., endorsing a regional branding initiative and funding improvements to the intersection of Wrightsville Ave. and Greenville Ave.

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Rep. Foxx will not enter US Senate race

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013


Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A US House member from western North Carolina says she will not seek the Republican nomination for the Senate seat currently held by Democrat Kay Hagan.

US Rep. Virginia Foxx of Banner Elk said Tuesday she’s been humbled by the encouragement she’s received to get into the Senate race next spring but wants to continue representing her constituents in the 5th District.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of a statement from Foxx announcing her decision. She says her current position is “the best job in North Carolina.”

The decision leaves state House Speaker Thom Tillis and Cary physician Greg Brannon as the top names planning to enter the GOP primary. State Senate leader Phil Berger is still considering the idea.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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My Turn: abusive and unregulated HOA power

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

WECT's General Manager Gary McNair talks about a bill that was turned down that could have restrained abuse and unregulated HOA power.

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Suspended teacher indicted for drug possession

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County teacher arrested earlier this year for drug possession has been indicted.

District Attorney Ben David confirms a grand jury indicted Catherine Entrocaso for possession of a schedule II narcotic.

An ALE officer arrested Entrocaso, a teacher at New Hanover High School, May 23 for having 13 Adderall pills in a non-prescription bottle without a label.

New Hanover County Schools suspended Entrocaso with pay May 28 pending the outcome of the investigation. A school district spokeswoman says Entrocaso remains suspended with pay.

Entrocaso did not immediately return a call for comment.

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Man charged in July 4 boat crash that killed girlfriend

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A grand jury has indicted a man accused of a July 4 boating accident that killed his longtime girlfriend on the Northeast Cape Fear River.

Larry Scott Duncan is charged with involuntary manslaughter, boating while impaired and reckless operation in the death of his long-time girlfriend Jennifer Lee Faircloth, who was also the mother of his two children. Prosecutors say they were on their way to Wilmington for the fireworks with other relatives, including one of their daughters, who were all in another boat behind them.

Duncan made his first court appearance this morning after being arrested last night. Prosecutors say it took so long because Duncan was so badly injured, he just got out of the hospital Friday.

“I’ve been working 10 years, and this is the first one I’ve had with so many people involved close to my age, so I take it personally on that level. I’ve had fatalities before, but this is the first one close to my age,” said NC Wildlife Ofc. Christopher Holmes, who was the first to respond to the crash.

Prosecutors say Duncan had a blood alcohol level of .09 two hours after his speeding boat hit another with four people in it. They say he also had drugs in his system. Investigators say they found 200 prescription medications in his truck near the scene.

A judge appointed a public defender for Duncan, who said he will not be able to work in the near future.

Duncan and his family declined to talk after his hearing.

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