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Archive for April, 2014

Onslow Co. deputy put back on training after controversial YouTube video

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WCTI) — An Onslow County deputy will be put back on supervised training after a YouTube video was posted showing her handcuffing a man, even though he was not accused of a crime, Sheriff Ed Brown announced Wednesday.

The video, posted by Carlos Miller of Photography is Not a Crime (PINAC), shows Deputy Natalie Barber outside Marine veteran Carlos Jaramillo’s home west of Jacksonville Saturday. Jaramillo told PINAC that Barber came to his home because of a dispute he had with his neighbor over their dogs.

In the video, Deputy Barber can be heard asking for Jaramillo’s driver’s license. But Jaramillo said he was not operating a vehicle and gave his Veteran Affairs card to Deputy Barber instead.

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ONLY ON 3: Cemetery owner promises families to clean up perpetual mess

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — For years there have been complaints about the upkeep of Calvary Cemetery in Wilmington.

Today a group of people who have loved ones buried there banded together to show their frustrations and demand change.

It was an emotional start to the day. About a half dozen folks who have loved ones buried at Calvary Cemetary came to give the owner a piece of their mind.

“You won’t even allow me to even speak to you guys,” owner Jack Krupicka said to them.

“We have allowed you how many years, sir?” one person responded.

They demanded he take better care of the grounds after they say he’s neglected them for years.

Sharron Cain said good bye to her son 19 years ago.

“To this day, it is still traumatic,” Cain said. “I always question why.”

And she questions why Krupicka cannot keep up with the overgrowth, the trash and broken tree limbs on the property.

“I wonder if I am going to get bit by a snake,” Cain said. “At least if the owner cuts the grass I can see what’s in front of me, beside me or behind me.”

She is not the only person outraged. Some say the peacefulness a final resting place is supposed to symbolize has been taken away.

“The focus is on the conditions of the cemetery,” said Glenda DeBose, whose brother and father are buried in the cemetery. “The weeds are so high, they’re up to my waist in some areas.”

After Krupicka saw their heavy hearts and tears in their eyes, the group finally got the answer they’ve been wanting for years.

“He said personally, he asked us to forgive him,” DeBose said. “He’s asked us to be given a chance to make it work, and I am going to give him that chance.”

Krupicka said he did no want to go on camera, because there is no excuse for the conditions of the grounds, but he told the families today he would do better with the upkeep.

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Wilmington Housing Authority pares down list of potential leaders down to two

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The authority is accepting interview questions residents would like the job candidates to answer

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Unexpected death of Tabor City teen still unexplained

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

It could be months before the family of a South Columbus High School student knows what lead to the teen's unexpected death.

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Arrangements pending for aviation pioneer

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Anna Feenstra Pennington was the third woman in North Carolina to earn her pilot’s license

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