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Archive for July, 2014

Pender school officials discuss possible $75 million bond

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Pender County Schools will likely grow by 2,750 students in the next 10 years

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State bill could mean spike in property taxes for NHC residents

Monday, July 28th, 2014

A bill being discussed in Raleigh could have a major impact on the citizens of New Hanover County.

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ABC’s drama “Secrets & Lies” continues filming in Wilmywood

Monday, July 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — ABC’s murder mystery “Secret’s and Lies” has picked up filming again in Hollywood East.

Wilmington was the backdrop for the pilot and now the Sagewood community near highway 17 is again being used for the 10 episode series.

Later this week, they’re scheduled to shoot at Greenfield Lake Park and at the Greystone Inn and City Club.

The drama stars Ryan Phillipee and Juliet Lewis and will air right here on WWAY this fall.

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Three teens charged in Durham bus explosion

Monday, July 28th, 2014

DURHAM, NC (AP) — Three teens have been arrested after an explosion on a city bus in Durham last week.

No one was hurt when what police called a “Draino bomb” exploded on a bus July 22.

Eighteen-year-old Demetrius Walton, 18-year-old Christopher Bobby Lewis and a 17-year-old were charged Friday after police consulted with the district attorney’s office. Each of them is charged with malicious use of an explosive device to damage property. It was not clear if they have attorneys.

The device exploded under a seat where a bottle had been left.

The bus driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital to be checked.

The fire department’s hazardous materials unit investigated the explosion.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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ONLY ON 3: Deputy’s wife sues another deputy for alienation of affections

Monday, July 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon demoted two deputies last month for conduct unbecoming. Because it’s personnel, the Sheriff’s Office won’t say what happened.

Today we found the wife of one of the deputies has filed an alienation of affection lawsuit against a new hanover county detective.

In the lawsuit filed last week, Cheryl Jones says New Hanover County Sheriff’s Det. Gina Turner “woo(ed) and seduce(d)” her husband Dep. Sean Jones. She claims the two had a sexual relationship, even though Turner knew Jones was married.

In another document, Turner’s husband, who lives in Michigan, said he found out Turner was in a relationship with Jones, who was her supervisor at the Sheriff’s Office.

Turner’s husband said his wife would leave their diabetic son at home up to four nights a week to stay with Sean Jones; one time leaving both of their minor children in the middle of the night Dec. 21 and not returning until the early morning hours of Dec. 23.

It’s unclear whether the lawsuit and Jones’s demotion are connected.

On top of losing rank, Jones had his hourly pay docked. A day later, Turner was also disciplined. She was suspended for 40 hours for violating the Sheriff’s Office’s policies on truthfulness and conduct unbecoming.

We reached out to Turner this afternoon for comment. She has not yet returned our calls.

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