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Archive for December, 2013

Clock ticking for charitable tax-deductible donations

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Several local organizations are reminding people of that approaching deadline

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Short-staffed for two years, Navassa PD still getting help from sheriff

Monday, December 30th, 2013

NAVASSA, NC (WWAY) — The Navassa Police Department is understaffed with two officers on leave. To help keep the town safe Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies have been providing back-up.

Today the two agencies met to make sure there is enough coverage.

The chief of the four-man department says those officers have been out on medical leave since the beginning of 2012.

“Navassa is still getting their police services,” Chief Preston Howell said. “They’re still getting there calls answered. Everything is still being done like we were at full staff.”

Daily operations have gone smoothly thanks to Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies, who have been providing mutual aid for nearly two years.

“If the sheriff didn’t help me, I would have difficulties,” Chief Howell said.

The sheriff’s office says since deputies started helping with coverage, they have responded to more than 1,000 calls in Navassa.

“It’s not an overburden to where we can’t perform our duties,” BCSO Chief Deputy Charlie Miller said. “It does add some extra time and effort, but we can handle it.”

To get the police department back up to staff Chief Howell says the town is in the process of hiring more man power.

“I have four auxiliary officers who we are going to hire,” he said. “Their paperwork is in Raleigh at Training and Standards, and as soon as I get their paperwork back, we can swear them in.”

In the meantime, the Sheriff’s Office says it will continue to assist the department for as long as needed.

The Navassa Police Department serves almost 2,000 people over an area of close to 14 square miles.

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Short-staffed for two year, Navassa PD still getting help from sheriff

Monday, December 30th, 2013

NAVASSA, NC (WWAY) — The Navassa Police Department is understaffed with two officers on leave. To help keep the town safe Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies have been providing back-up.

Today the two agencies met to make sure there is enough coverage.

The chief of the four-man department says those officers have been out on medical leave since the beginning of 2012.

“Navassa is still getting their police services,” Chief Preston Howell said. “They’re still getting there calls answered. Everything is still being done like we were at full staff.”

Daily operations have gone smoothly thanks to Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies, who have been providing mutual aid for nearly two years.

“If the sheriff didn’t help me, I would have difficulties,” Chief Howell said.

The sheriff’s office says since deputies started helping with coverage, they have responded to more than 1,000 calls in Navassa.

“It’s not an overburden to where we can’t perform our duties,” BCSO Chief Deputy Charlie Miller said. “It does add some extra time and effort, but we can handle it.”

To get the police department back up to staff Chief Howell says the town is in the process of hiring more man power.

“I have four auxiliary officers who we are going to hire,” he said. “Their paperwork is in Raleigh at Training and Standards, and as soon as I get their paperwork back, we can swear them in.”

In the meantime, the Sheriff’s Office says it will continue to assist the department for as long as needed.

The Navassa Police Department serves almost 2,000 people over an area of close to 14 square miles.

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WPD investigating shooting incident in City of Wilmington

Monday, December 30th, 2013

The Wilmington Police Department is investigating an incident of shots fired near the intersection of South 8th Street and Dock Street.

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Belville Mayor Pro Tem resigns

Monday, December 30th, 2013

BELVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Belville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Bost is quitting the town’s Board of Commissioners.

Bost submitted his letter of resignation effective Wednesday. Mayor Mike Allen said Bost did not include the reason for his resignation. Fellow Commissioner Joe Breault says Bost quit because he did not have enough time to fulfill the requirements of the office.

Bost has not yet returned our call for comment. He was elected to a four-year term on the Board of Commissioners in 2011.

Town leaders say they will hold a special meeting Thursday to accept Bost’s resignation and discuss how they plan to move forward.

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