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Archive for May, 2014

‘Max Steel’ wraps local production

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The Wilmington-based production finishes its month-long filming on Saturday

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New Hanover picked to be a new Watch for Me NC campaign community

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The Department of Transportation program promotes safety among motorists, pedestrians and cyclists,

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Soldier charged with assaulting Marine, woman at Surf City bar

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

SURF CITY, NC (WWAY) — A Fort Bragg soldier is out of jail after being charged with assaulting a Marine and a woman earlier this month at a Surf City bar.

Surf City Police Department say with the help of NCIS and Army CID they arrested PFC Joseph Bruce Henry, 20, of Riverside, NJ, for assault inflicting serious bodily injury and assault on a female. Henry was taken into custody at Ft. Bragg.

Investigators say on May 11 Henry assaulted a 25-year-old Marine the Sandbar Saloon breaking the Marine’s jaw and knocking out numerous teeth requiring surgery. Henry also assaulted a woman who was with the Marine.

Police also released surveillance video from the bar that shows a second man who is wanted in connection with the crime. They say they know who he is, but they are waiting until he comes back from deployment next week before releasing his name.

Henry is out of the Onslow County Jail under $30,000 secured bond.


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Nonprofit group files ethics complaint against Baker Mitchell, Roger Bacon Academy

Thursday, May 29th, 2014


The executive director of a nonprofit charter school advocacy group has filed a complaint with the N.C. State Ethics Commission against Baker Mitchell, founder of several charter schools in Southeastern North Carolina.

Eddie Goodall, the executive director of the N.C. Public Charter Schools Association, alleges in his complaint that Mitchell violated the state ethics act by using his role on the state Charter School Advisory Board to "(enhance) his own business interest."

Goodall filed the complaint against Mitchell on May 23. He also filed a similar complaint against Paul Norcross, who founded Phoenix Academy charter school in High Point in 2000. The State Ethics Commission has 20 days to respond to the complaints.



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Wilmington team arrests man on child rape, sodomy charges

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Bobby Ray Hastings, 41, of Englewood Drive in Hubert was arrested Wednesday

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