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Archive for September, 2013

NC DHHS employee got big check after month on job

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Embattled North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos approved a $37,227 lump sum payment to her chief of staff, a former lobbyist who departed after working only one month on the job.

The taxpayer-funded payment to Thomas L. Adams first became public Friday following the release of a July 29 letter signed by Wos and state budget director Art Pope. The payment to Adams was first reported by NC Policy Watch, a left-leaning policy organization.

Adams was hired March 1 and departed his $155,000-a-year job on April 2. Records show the additional payment made on top of his salary was to settle any potential claims he might have against the state agency.

Records show Adams registered as a paid lobbyist at the start of the 2013 legislative session.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Wilmington Police: Tips lead to two arrests

Friday, September 20th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two men were arrested on drug charges after tips from residents in the area.

Wilmington police arrested the men after a two week investigation. 32-year-old Shawnee Otto Jennings, who goes by the street name “Frank White”, and 36-year-old Michael Deray Davis are facing numerous drug charges.

Jennings is charged with possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, and Drug Trafficking.

Davis is charged with Possession with Intent to sell Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

“These arrests show that residents are tired of crime in their neighborhoods,” says Chief Ralph Evangelous of the Wilmington Police Department. ” We applaud their efforts and encourage residents to keep calling in crime tips. When we work together we can make our neighborhoods safer.”

The mug shots are from previous arrests.

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WECT INVESTIGATION: film jobs hard to count

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Film and television productions reportedly spent nearly a quarter of a billion dollars last year in southeastern North Carolina, but a WECT investigation found that even industry officials are hesitant to say how many jobs were created.

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Adams in 5th place at Lady Paladin Invitational

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Senior Lori Beth Adams carded a two-under-par 70 to lead UNCW in the first round of the Lady Paladin Invitational Friday at the Furman University Golf Course.

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WECT investigation finds film jobs hard to count

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Film and television productions reportedly spent nearly a quarter of a billion dollars last year in southeastern North Carolina, but a WECT investigation found that even industry officials are hesitant to say how many jobs were created.

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