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Local insurance agent arrested on alleged embezzlement charges
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 12:47pm.

A local insurance agent has been arrested and charged with embezzlement. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says Earl E. Gay, 58, of Leland is charged with 14 counts of embezzlement by an insurance agent.

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Company recalls canteloupes sold in several states, including NC
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 12:40pm.

North Carolina is one of 17 states where a Colorado company has recalled cantaloupes because of the potential of Listeria contamination.

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Swimming advisory issued at Caswell Beach
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 12:17pm.

The advisory affects waters at the public beach access at Lighthouse Park off Caswell Beach Road in Caswell Beach, where test results indicate a running monthly geometric mean average of 41 enterococci per 100 milliliters of water, based on five samples taken within a 30-day period.

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NC House Speaker holds town hall meeting in Wilmington
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 8:00am.

North Carolina House Speaker Rep. Thom Tillis is in the Port City today. He'll cap it off with a town hall meeting this evening.

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ONLY ON 3: Leland police chief punched officer during bachelor party
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:59pm.

video We have confirmed with two independent sources that Leland Police Chief Timothy Jayne recently punched one of his officers during a bachelor party in Myrtle Beach. The sources, who wish to remain anonymous, tell us Jayne slugged Officer John Holman and that other officers had to pull him off. Myrtle Beach Police were not called in to investigate.

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Wilmington's gay and church communities respond to possible new amendment
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:56pm.

video North Carolina is one of the last states in the Southeast without a constitutional amendment making it clear that marriage is only legal between a woman and a man. That all might change come May after the North Carolina General Assembly recently agreed to put an amendment banning gay marriage on next year's ballot.

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Two men arrested after over $20,000 of stolen property found at residence
Submitted by Laura Seel on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:40pm.

Two men were arrested after over $20,000 worth of stolen goods was found at a house in Onslow county.

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Leland Police stand by training that led to harassment complaint
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:30pm.

The Leland Police Department stands behind a training exercise that led to a harassment complaint from a female officer.

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