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Archive for February, 2014

NC civil jury decides against US Senate hopeful

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A jury has decided US Senate candidate Greg Brannon gave false or misleading statements to two people while investing in a startup technology company, meaning he is liable for more than $250,000.

Jurors deliberated over two days in the civil case before reaching their decision Tuesday in Wake County Superior Court.

Two investors had accused Brannon and the company’s former CEO of giving bad information to them about Verizon’s interest in a mobile phone application. The jury absolved ex-CEO Robert Rice of wrongdoing in the civil trial.

Brannon was a company director in Neogence Enterprises. He is one of at least six Republicans seeking the party’s nomination in May and the chance to take on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.

Brannon said in a statement after the verdict that he’ll appeal.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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UPDATE: Dogs’ owner served civil citations after toddler mauled by dogs (contains graphic images)

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

A toddler is recovering at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after he was attacked by two pit bulls Tuesday afternoon. WARNING: Images some may find graphic inside.

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Overnight closures on the Wrightsville Beach Draw Bridge start Sunday

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

The Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge will be closed overnight to drivers from Sunday, Feb. 23 at 11:30 p.m.  until 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, weather permitting. You can expect the same schedule until Thursday, Feb. 27.

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Police investigate early morning stabbing

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department were called Wednesday morning just before 7:00 to respond to reports of a stabbing that happened near 15th and Castle Streets.

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Police investigating early morning stabbing in Wilmington

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are on the scene of a stabbing that happened in Wilmington early this morning.

Dispatchers say the call came in just before 7 a.m., reporting the crime they say happened at the intersection of 15th and Castle Streets.

There are few details at this time, but Wilmington Police are there now investigating. Stay with WWAY for more on this developing story as information comes into our newsroom.

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