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Archive - Sep 19, 2011

ONLY ON 3: Memo from former Leland town employee says police chief lied on training report, Leland residents react

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video Two days after Officer Sherry Lewis was shot, Chief Tim Jayne came in and fraudulently signed the attendance roster. Chief Jayne drove down to Fort Fisher for lunch. He did not attend the training course. Tim Jayne’s name is the last name on the roster. Lieutenant Rick Dellapia and Lieutenant Bill Kozak told me to contact Training and Standards. If Tim Jayne does not obtain all of his required training hours he would lose his law enforcement license and would have to go back through basic law enforcement training. Full story...
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Student's eyelid cut on school bus

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Brunswick County Schools are dealing with multiple incidents on their buses. Last week we told you about a child put on a wrong bus. Friday a student was left with a bloody eye. Full story...
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New VA clinic will keep vets from long trips to doctor

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videoIt has been a project more than six years in the making. Today a ground breaking was held to mark the start of construction on a new Veteran Affairs super clinic in Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington marks 25th anniversary of 'Blue Velvet'

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"Blue Velvet" opened Sept. 19, 1986. It was a box office flop, grossing just $7.2 million in first-run ticket sales against estimated production costs of $6 million, but it was a critical success. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State regulators visit Leland Police Department

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After a week of revelations about Leland Police, the department got a visit today from state regulators. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: After week of controversy, Leland chief cancels walkabout

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After a week of controversy involving a former officer shot in between the legs with training ammunition and revelations that he punched another officer during a bachelor party, Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne canceled his neighborhood walkabout scheduled for tonight. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol suspends training academy

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol has indefinitely suspended its cadet training as budget cuts force a hiring freeze. Full story...
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UNC releases response to NCAA Notice Of Allegations

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The University of North Carolina will vacate all 16 football victories from the 2008 and 2009 seasons, as well as reduce scholarships and put its program on two years of probation as self-imposed penalties following an NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct. Full story...
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NC Democrats begin tour to talk economy, jobs

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Democrats in the North Carolina Legislature have started a weeklong statewide tour to focus on what they call the negative effects of the state budget by listening to those affected by the plan pushed through by Republicans. Full story...
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Confederate flag returns to Cape Fear Museum

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The Cape Fear Museum welcomed home a restored piece of history this morning. A Confederate flag that flew over Fort Fisher during the Civil War is back after undergoing conservation work. Full story...
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Former Kure Beach commissioner's drug case continued

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We'll have to wait a little longer to see what becomes of an area politician's marijuana charge. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission gets back to work after turbulent two weeks

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New Hanover County Commissioners were back at work today for their first meeting since asking Commissioner Brian Berger to resign. Full story...
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PROGRAMMING NOTE: ABC Sports college football schedule for Saturday

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The following games will air on WWAY NewsChannel 3 on Saturday, September 24,2011: Full story...
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PPD names new CEO

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One of Wilmington's biggest employers has a new leader. PPD announced today its board of directors has Raymond H. Hill as the company's new chief executive officer and elected him to the board of directors. Both moves were effective September 16. Full story...
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DMV hopes to open 2nd agency in Greensboro

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The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is looking for a contractor to operate a license plate agency in Greensboro, where one was closed over allegations of criminal activity. Full story...
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