New Hanover County News
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WPD gives out free gun locks
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 2:28pm.

Part of being a responsible gun owner is being a safe gun owner. Today the Wilmington Police Department handed out free gun locks as part of a national gun safety program called Project ChildSafe.

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Lawmakers reviewing involuntary annexation law
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 2:04pm.

Lawmakers are considering a bill to suspend for one year a much-hated and applauded North Carolina law that allows cities and towns to expand against property owners' wishes.

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Port City Java sold
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 11:50am.

Steve Schnitzler, head of PCJ Ventures LLC, says the coffee house chain was bought Feb. 1 by Black Gold Holdings LLC, which is owned by Wilmington businessman W. Cecil Worsley, III, who also owns an oil and convenience store business in the area.

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Former ABC administrator appears in court
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 10:34am.

Former New Hanover County ABC administrator Billy Williams made his first appearance in New Hanover County court Tuesday morning, pleading not guilty to felony charges claiming he paid for private construction on his property with public money.

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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Thompson won't run again in 2012
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 8:47am.

This will be Jason Thompson's last term in elected office. At least for now.

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FIRST ON 3: Pantano will challenge McIntyre again for Congressional seat in 2012
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 4:28pm.

WWAY NewsChannel 3 has learned that Ilario Pantano will announce tomorrow that he will challenge Congressman Mike McIntyre again in 2012.

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Former ABC administrator Williams indicted
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 3:29pm.

videoFor the last several months, state and federal investigators have been investigating the New Hanover County ABC Board, including the activities of its former administrator Billy Williams.

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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover alum Jay Ross soaking in Super Bowl experience - UPDATE: Packers & Jay Ross win Super Bowl !!
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 2:29pm.

videoNew Hanover High grad Jay Ross is a defensive lineman on the Packers' practice squad. His family here in Wilmington is anxiously waiting for Super Sunday hoping Jay will be part of a Super Bowl-winning team. UPDATE: The Packers won and Jay will stop by WWAY when he returns to the Port City to tell Wilmington all about it.

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Wilmington contractor pleads guilty in deal with former ABC administrator
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 2:16pm.

According to the Criminal Information, Lee Cowper outbid other contractors for the construction of four ABC stores in the New Hanover County area. In June, 2006, COWPER entered into an oral agreement with the New Hanover County ABC administrator to build a detached two-story garage on the administrator’s residential property for $100,000. Construction was completed on the garage on October 2, 2006. COWPER received two separate payments of $40,000 and $60,000 from the administrator. However, the total cost to COWPER for the garage was $143,148.

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ONLY ON 3: Murder victim's boyfriend speaks out about suspect's suicide
Submitted by Nadine Maeser on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 9:24am.

videoSean Delancey said Dwayne Moore's suicide is not much closure, but he says he will sleep soundly Friday night.

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