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Archive for September, 2014

CVS Helps Dispose of Leland’s Unwanted Meds

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Medications are designed to help not harm, but when managed irresponsibly, they can inflict damage on people if consumed in error and the environment if flushed or thrown away.

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McCrory makes picks to coal ash panel he opposes

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory has made three appointments to the new Coal Ash Management Commission formed to decide how much industrial waste Duke Energy is required to clean up from its 33 unlined dumps across North Carolina.

McCrory opposed the legislature’s creation of the nine-member panel, which he says violates the state constitution by removing control of the ash cleanup from his administration.

McCrory appointed financier Michael Jacobs as chair of the commission. He is a professor of finance at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and founder of Jacobs Capital.

Former state legislator Larry Cobb was also appointed. He specializes in utility regulation at the Nexsen Pruet law firm in Raleigh.

Herbert M. Eckerlin is a professor at North Carolina State University who studies ways to improve energy efficiency.

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School Board’s letter regarding AP History makes little impact

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Nearly a month after the New Hanover County School Board mailed letters to parents and students expressing concern over changes to the AP U.S. history course, not much has changed.

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Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.

The case announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control is the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States.

Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation. Presbyterian Hospital officials say they’re following CDC recommendations to keep doctors, staff and patients safe.

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Black drivers searched more than white drivers according to WPD Internal Affairs Report

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you’re a black male in Wilmington, you’re more likely to get pulled over and searched at traffic stops. That’s according to a 2013 Wilmington police Internal Affairs Report.

With the total population of white residents in Wilmington more than three times the population of black residents, why is a black driver is three times more likely to be searched?

“I feel like it’s higher because of the gangs and drugs that go on in the community,” Desiray McClammy said.

Biased based profiling forms submitted by Wilmington police officers last year show the proportion of black drivers pulled over islarger than white drivers.

And of those pulled over, 13% of black drivers and passengers were searched while only 4% of white drivers and passengers were searched.

“I think it’s disgusting,” Leo Hussein said.

But former police officer Fred Pickler says it has nothing to do with race.

“You stop them by where they are at, what they are doing, if they are acting furtive, or looking the wrong way, or get real paranoid if you pull up beside them, then there is a problem,” Pickler said.

Wilmington police Deputy Chief Marshall Williamson says it depends on the totality of the circumstances.

“If our officers are in an area where it may have been a black-on-black crime in a predominantly black neighborhood town then the stops in those particular areas of the town may tend to be more of one ethnicity than another,” Williamson said.

City council member Earl Sheridan says it’s something he would have to look into more.

“I’ll have to see the numbers and have to see comparisons, and that kind of thing. Of course, you know, on the faith of it, it sounds a little suspicious,” Sheridan said.


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