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Archive for February, 2014

High school custodian faces sex-related charges

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

SHALLOTTE, NC (WWAY) — A West Brunswick High School custodian is behind bars facing sex-related charges with a student.

According to a news release from Brunswick County Schools, Valentine Rivera is charged with sexual battery, sexual offense by school personnel, and disseminating pornographic materials. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said Rivera is being held on a $50,000 bond. He’s also on administrative leave until further notice.

Due to the ongoing law enforcement investigation and personnel regulations, Brunswick County School officials said they can’t make any more comments.

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Camp Lejeune Marine killed by IED

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (WWAY) — A Purple Heart recipient stationed at Camp Lejeune has died after being wounded by an IED while serving in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 15.

According to the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, Torian was assigned to the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.

Born on June 28, 1977, Torian joined the Marine Corps in March 2003.

He joined MARSOC in 2006, and was promoted to Master Sergeant on September 1, 2013.

His awards include the Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon with gold star, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with three stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign, and the Good Conduct Medal.

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White, Rouzer trade barbs during House Majority Leader Cantor’s visit

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With the primary election just a few months away Woody White and David Rouzer are hitting the campaign trail, and Rouzer is bringing in a heavy hitter from Washington to help generate interest.

“I think that we’re going to have a very good year as Republicans in November,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Before you cast your vote in November the G.O.P. will have to determine a winner in the May primary: David Rouzer or Woody White. Majority leader Eric Cantor has already chosen a side in the fight.

“David Rouzer is a priority of mine and he is a priority of our leaderships because he is a common sense conservative, and he understands the need for a smaller government, and to cut back on wasteful spending,” said Cantor. “He understands that we need an America that works again.”

According to challenger Woody White, politicians like David Rouzer are a part of the problem as a Washington insider who he says cares more about the party than his constituents.

“He’s going to do what he’s told to do, and that’s why they want to hand pick him, and that’s why they have come down here and want to poke an eye in the people of the 7th District and choose who they want up there so they can control him,” said Woody White.

“He can talk about Washington Insider all he wants,” said David Rouzer. “He’s just envious that I have the experience to get there and do it on day one and he doesn’t.”

White didn’t stop at Rouzer, but also questioned Cantor’s voting record as the House Majority Leader including a recent decision to support President Obama and increase the debt ceiling.

“He and the Republican leadership maneuvered this vote quickly without any notice, did it cleanly, and left town,” said White.

Rouzer says he would not have supported the debt ceiling raise, but he and Cantor have worked on something everyone in the 7th District can support.

“When we get back up to Washington we will be taking up a reform bill so that the residents of this area will have affordable flood insurance while maintaining the soundness of the flood insurance program,” said Cantor.

Cantor says he is breaking the mold and endorsing Rouzer as a primary candidate because he is a close friend.

White says he wouldn’t have accepted Cantor’s support even if he had offered it.

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Seahawks back to their losing ways

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

UNCW lose to William and Mary for the second time this season.

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UPDATE: WPD investigating shots fired into home

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Wilmington Police were in the 800 block of Queen Street Monday night investigating a shooting.

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