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Archive for January, 2014

WPD spokesperson speaks on gangs

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Wilmington Police Department spokesperson Linda Rawley took time to speak to the Wilmington League of Women Voters Monday afternoon.

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McCrory makes first visit to Port of Wilmington, touts its role in economic development

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Gov. Pat McCrory (R) made his first visit to the Port of Wilmington Monday, stressing its importance to the state's economic development efforts.

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Shoppers flock to grocery stores ahead of storm

Monday, January 27th, 2014

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Shoppers flocked to local grocery stores Monday to stock up on the essentials before the winter blast.

The Assistant Manager at the Piggly Wiggly on Village Road in Leland says he has seen an increase in business.

He says people are spooked by the storm and coming in to buy milk, bread, eggs and water.

“I think people are just preparing for whatever happens tomorrow. People just want to be prepared,” said Brian Waddell, Assistant Store Manager.

Waddell says the store will continue to restock its shelves while supplies last.

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Profanity-laced recording of Sen. Rabon’s meeting cited in death of puppy mill bill

Monday, January 27th, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (WRAL) — State Senate leaders said Monday they plan to kill legislation that would regulate so-called puppy mills in North Carolina after an audiotape leaked of a top Republican senator criticizing the bill and the House lawmakers who passed it last year.

Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Brunswick, met Jan. 16 in his district with constituents to discuss House Bill 930, which sets minimum animal care standards for commercial dog breeders in the state.

The House passed the bill last May with the support of Gov. Pat McCrory and first lady Ann McCrory, but it hasn’t yet been acted upon by the Senate. The governor last week listed passage of the legislation among his 2014 priorities.

Rabon, however, told constituents during a profanity-laced, 90-minute meeting that the bill was dead on arrival last year. He said the Senate had already decided not to act on the bill in the General Assembly’s upcoming short session.

“That bill is not going to pass,” Rabon told the group. “Angels in heaven cannot make that bill pass.”

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Caught on Tape: Senator Rabon’s explosive comments to voters

Monday, January 27th, 2014

The governor's office is asking for an apology from State Senator Bill Rabon, after the Brunswick County lawmaker is caught on tape accusing the governor and first lady of improper behavior.

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