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Archive for February, 2014

15-year-old arrested at Wildcats game on gun, drug charges

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A 15-year-old accused of stealing a cell phone at a high school basketball game last night now faces gun and drug charges after deputies say he brought both on school grounds.

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says it happened at the NHHS basketball game, where deputies began questioning the teen about the stolen phone. That’s when he says deputies smelled the odor of marijuana on him.

Sgt. Brewer says the teen told deputies he did not have the phone he was accused of stealing, though he says they could see a phone sticking out of his pocket. He says the teen then became uncooperative with deputies, so they detained him.

Deputies found both a pistol and heroin on the teen, along with the cell phone he was accused of stealing. Sgt. Brewer says the teen only faces the drug and weapon charges, though, because the victim decided not to press charges.


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Brush fire reported in Brunswick County

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Crews responded to a brush fire near Grainger Circle

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Most educators view storm makeup plans as positive solution

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

A few extra minutes in the school day doesn’t seem like much.

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CFCC students to make presentation on history of slavery in NHC

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

A group of Cape Fear Community College students will make a special presentation Tuesday night on the history of slavery in New Hanover County.

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US Army general seeks dismissal of sex charges

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

FORT BRAGG, NC (AP) — A US Army general facing court martial on sexual assault charges is again seeking to have the case against him dismissed.

Lawyers for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair filed a motion made public Tuesday asking Military Judge Col. James Pohl to throw out the case. Sinclair’s lawyers argued that testimony from the primary witness against him is unreliable and that top Pentagon brass improperly meddled in prosecutorial decisions.

Pohl has denied at least two past motions to dismiss from the defense. Sinclair’s court martial is set to begin March 4 at Fort Bragg.

Sinclair has pleaded not guilty to eight criminal counts, including forcible sodomy, indecent acts and conduct unbecoming an officer. The 51-year-old married father of two faces life in prison if convicted.

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