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Archive for July, 2014

Attorneys claim evidence withheld in double-murder trial that sent man to death row

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Attorneys representing death-row inmate Norfolk Junior “Fuzzy” Best are requesting a new trial. They say documents that had been hidden in the state's files shows prosecutors concealed evidence, presented “bogus” DNA results and misdirected the jury regarding the time of death.

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BCSO targets drug offenders in Operation Summer Heat

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office set out early this morning on Operation Summer Heat with a list of 54 names.

“Everybody we go after today are all related with drugs in some form or fashion, whether they’re using or selling,” Lt. Steve Lanier said.

The first house of the morning was a success. Kent Obrian Daniels faces charges on trafficking cocaine.

“Got me out my bed,” Daniels said as he was led away in shackles.

But the people on this list are wanted for a slew of drug charges ranging from cocaine, marijuana and the most common one right now: heroin.

Lt. Lanier says they start off on drug charges but it usually leads to more.

“Anything from malnourished dogs to kids who are not being taken care of and very extreme unhealthy living conditions,” he said.

But at the end of the day they have one goal in mind.

“To make sure that we do the best job we possibly can to effectively get these people off the street that are poisoning our streets,” Lanier said.

Investigators say the people they do not find during these operations eventually either turn themselves in or run away.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said so far they have arrested 26 people from their list during Operation Summer Heat.

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Your Turn: ‘It’s $8.99 per minute to talk to me’

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

I have registered with the National Do Not Call list several times, but I still get calls from telemarketers that are using the loopholes to call me in the middle of a sound sleep.

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Taking a look at the disappearance of two local fishermen; a 25 year-old unsolved mystery

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — 25 years ago two fisherman, 45 year-old Morris Triplett and 21 year-old Larry Johnson, left from the Snows Cut boating access for a day on the water and were never heard from again.

Their strange disappearance in Carolina Beach is now the focus of a special article by star news reporter Julian March. He's talking to the loved ones left behind, taking a deeper look into this unsolved mystery.

"It was really poignant to me to because anyone who's lost someone knows how hard that is and these people have had an added layer onto that because for 25 years they didn't know what had happened to their loved ones," March said.

You can find the in-depth article in the Sunday edition of The Star News and Star News Online.

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Film incentives still alive, amendment passes House

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The state House approved an amendment Thursday proposed by Rep. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover) to extend the current film tax credit for one year.

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