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Archive for April, 2014

One-Stop Voting starts Thursday

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Voters planning to cast a ballot in this year’s primary elections do not have to wait until Election Day. Early voting starts tomorrow across North Carolina.

During One-Stop Voting, North Carolinians can cast their ballot or register and vote on the same day. Election Day is May 6. The registration deadline to vote that day has passed, so One-Stop Voting is the only way to vote if you are not already registered.

Early voting ends at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. The time to vote ahead of the election is a week shorter than it had been thanks to a change in election law passed last year. However the law requires counties to “offer the same number of early voting hours in presidential elections as were available in 2012 and an equal number of early voting hours in midterm elections as were offered in 2010.” That means there could be additional polling places or longer hours to make up for the loss of days.

To find out where you can vote early, check with your county’s Board of Elections.

Tuesday is the last day to request an absentee ballot to vote by mail.


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UPDATE: Missing Brunswick Co. teenager found safe and sound

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

A Brunswick County teenager that had been missing since Sunday, has been located safely.

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WHA wants public input as CEO search nears end

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners wants your help as it nears the end of its search for a new chief executive officer.

The board has narrowed the candidates down to two finalists, according to interim CEO Vernice Hamilton. The board won’t yet say who the finalists are, but they hope to bring them in for final interviews soon, Hamilton said.

The WHA wants the people of Wilmington to submit any interview questions they would like the finalists to answer.

Anyone with questions can submit them to CEOsearch@wha.net or the WHA website or drop off questions to Central Office, 1524 S 16th Street or any of the WHA Property Management Offices. Questions delivered to any of the locations must be in a sealed envelope addressed to G. Vernice Hamilton. Questions submitted will be reviewed and feedback given.

The WHA has been looking for a CEO since the board fired Michael Krause Sept. 12 four days after he was arrested for DWI.


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First Alert Weather: sunny stretch of weather continues!

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

A high pressure system will continue to bring a pleasant spring weather pattern through Thursday.

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Erin Brockovich Rallies Outside Supreme Court for Camp Lejuene Victims

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (ABC NEWS) — Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and dozens of military veterans rallied outside the Supreme Court today as the justices heard arguments that an electronics company was responsible for polluting drinking water at Camp Lejuene that sickened thousands of Marines.

The case, CTS Corporation v. Waldburger, claims that CTS Corporation, a global manufacturer of electronics, contaminated the camp’s drinking water with trichloroethylene, a known carcinogen, between 1953 and 1987.

The rally began at the Upper Senate Park, ending outside the Supreme Court. Other speakers included Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger, a retired Camp Lejeune Marine; Mark Partain, breast cancer survivor and the son of a Camp Lejeune Marine, and Kris Thomas, also a breast cancer survivor and son of a Camp Lejeune Marine.

“It’s probably one of the largest pollution problems we have in the country. We have service men and women coming home to their families who had no idea the land they were living on was polluted, that their families have been poisoned, that their children are dying,” Brockovich said at the rally.

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