Feb 15 2011

The Hi-Sea on Topsail Island in Surf City (Ocean Front)

The Hi-Sea on Topsail Island in Surf City, North Carolina, has direct ocean access. The three bedroom, two bath, cottage was fully renovated prior to the 2009 rental season. Enjoy relaxing ocean breezes and walks on the beach. The home is pet friendly.


Feb 15 2011

Ocean Views of The Hi-Sea on Topsail Island

The Hi-Sea Direct Ocean Front on Topsail Island in Surf City Deck Photo
The Hi-Sea Direct Ocean Front on Topsail Island in Surf City Deck Photo

The Hi-Sea continues to be one of the most sought after cottages on Topsail Island in Surf City, North Carolina. The home has a tremendous rental history and provides guests with a cozy home away from home.  

 


Apr 23 2014

NC Department of Labor issues citations in Vortex incident



RALEIGH—The Department of Labor is issuing thousands of dollars in fines for the incident on the Vortex ride at the State Fair that sent five people to the hospital.

The state issued the citations late Wednesday morning based on its investigation.

Officials fined the ride’s owner, Joshua Macaroni, and Family Attractions Amusements $56,000 each for willfully violating the Occupational and Safety and Health Act, known as OSHA. Macaroni and Timothy Tutterow, the ride’s operator, are also facing criminal charges for tampering with the ride.

The Durham family injured when they were thrown from the ride is suing for $150 million.

Article source: http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/news/706970/nc-department-of-labor-issues-citations-in-vortex-incident


Apr 23 2014

Authorities seize 14 pit bulls from Charlotte home

CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte man faces animal cruelty charges after officials seized 14 pit bulls from his home Friday.

Documents show authorities had been called to Mobley’s home more than two dozen times before the arrest.

From November 2012 to December 2013, Mobley was issued more than $6,000 in related fines.

Article source: http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/news/706941/authorities-seize-14-pit-bulls-from-charlotte-home


Apr 23 2014

Indictment: Wake Co. prosecutor was intended target of kidnapping



WILMINGTON — A federal indictment released Tuesday says Wake County Assistant District Attorney Colleen Janssen, not her father, was the intended target of an April 5 kidnapping.

Kelvin Melton, Quantavious Thompson, Jakym Tibbs, Tianna Maynard, Jenna Martin, Clifton Roberts, Patricia Kramer, Jevante Prive and Michael Gooden were all charged in connection with the kidnapping of Frank Janssen.

Colleen prosecuted Melton, a member of the Bloods street gang, in 2012. Melton is accused of orchestrating the kidnapping while serving a life sentence at Polk Correctional Institute in Butner, N.C.

Using a smuggled cell phone, prosecutors said Melton began planning a kidnapping of his defense attorney, but later decided to kidnap Janssen instead.

The indictment says Melton instructed Maynard and Kramer to assemble a team to kidnap the assistant district attorney. While researching her address, Maynard mistakenly found the address of Frank Janssen.

After Janssen was kidnapped, his spouse received a series of text messages threatening to harm other family members if demands benefitting Melton were not met.

The indictment said Melton ordered the kidnappers to kill Janssen, but authorities were able to rescue him before then.

If convicted of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, all nine will face a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

To read the full indictment, click here.

Article source: http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/news/triangle/706942/indictment--wake-co--prosecutor-was-intended-target-of-kidnapping


Apr 23 2014

9 indicted in Wake Forest kidnapping



WILMINGTON — A federal indictment released Tuesday says Wake County Assistant District Attorney Colleen Janssen, not her father, was the intended target of an April 5 kidnapping.

Kelvin Melton, Quantavious Thompson, Jakym Tibbs, Tianna Maynard, Jenna Martin, Clifton Roberts, Patricia Kramer, Jevante Prive and Michael Gooden were all charged in connection with the kidnapping of Frank Janssen.

Colleen prosecuted Melton, a member of the Bloods street gang, in 2012. Melton is accused of orchestrating the kidnapping while serving a life sentence at Polk Correctional Institute in Butner, N.C.

Using a smuggled cell phone, prosecutors said Melton began planning a kidnapping of his defense attorney, but later decided to kidnap Janssen instead.

The indictment says Melton instructed Maynard and Kramer to assemble a team to kidnap the assistant district attorney. While researching her address, Maynard mistakenly found the address of Frank Janssen.

After Janssen was kidnapped, his spouse received a series of text messages threatening to harm other family members if demands benefitting Melton were not met.

The indictment said Melton ordered the kidnappers to kill Janssen, but authorities were able to rescue him before then.

If convicted of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, all nine will face a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

To read the full indictment, click here.

Article source: http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/news/triangle/706942/9-indicted-in-wake-forest-kidnapping


Apr 22 2014

Capital Tonight April 21: GOP primary debate preview

On Capital Tonight: We’re getting ready for the Republican US Senate primary debate. Political science professors Scott Huffmon and Michael Bitzer give us tips on what to watch for, and Senior Political Reporter Loretta Boniti and The Raleigh News Observer’s Lynn Bonner break down the topics the candidates will talk about in our reporter roundtable segment.

Article source: http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/politics/706922/capital-tonight-april-21--gop-primary-debate-preview


Apr 22 2014

Watch the U.S. Senate Primary Debate Live

Article source: http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/politics/us_senate_debate/706029/watch-the-u-s--senate-primary-debate-live


Apr 22 2014

TRAFFIC ALERT: One lane closed on Swing Bridge in Surf City

Surf City, NC (WECT) – According to Onslow Bridge
Maintenance Supervisor, Brad Haste, one lane on the Swing Bridge in Surf City
will be closed to drivers from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday, April 21.

You can expect this closure each day until Thursday, April
24.

This closure is necessary so NCDOT crews can inspect the bridge.

Use caution when traveling around the work zone.

Copyright 2014 WECT. All
rights reserved.

Article source: http://www.wect.com/story/25296968/traffic-alert-one-lane-closed-on-swing-bridge-in-surf-city


Apr 21 2014

Local students to talk to astronauts on International Space Station

Students at Dixon Elementary School at 130 Betty Dixon Rd. in Holly Ridge will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station via Amateur Radio at 2:05 pm on Monday, April 21st, 2014. This activity is part of the ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) Program, which promotes learning opportunities as part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Math) initiative. Dixon Elementary School services students in the Sneads Ferry, Holly Ridge, Verona, and North Topsail Island areas of Onslow County School District.  Dixon Elementary School is one of the first schools in the county to create a STEM class for the entire student body.  Students spend 50 minutes every 7 days in STEM class where they engage in robotics, laser technology, rocketry, solar energy, and more.  NBC News reporter Cindy Perman said: “9 out of 10 of the best jobs fall into the STEM career category.”  Onslow County and Dixon Elementary School are making sure their students are ready for the Global Economy they will encounter in their futures.  Talking to the astronauts live on the International Space Station will encourage and touch the lives of our future scientists in North Carolina.  Students will have approximately 10 minutes as the space station passes over to ask Commander Koichi Wakata questions.  Dr. Koichi Wakata is the Commander of Expedition 39. He is the first Japanese astronaut to command the ISS.  The event will also be presented with a small time lapse on a link that can be found on the Dixon Elem. School website.  It will be in bold red letters just below the title for the page. 

http://dixon.nc.oce.schoolinsites.com/

After the live event it will be archived on this web page for further viewing.

What is ARISS?

ARISS is a joint venture by NASA, the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), and the Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) to facilitate communication via Amateur Radio between astronauts aboard the International Space Station and schools and communities around the world. ARISS programs excite and motivate students in a one-of-a-kind presentation and exchange.

ARISS program goals are:

Inspiring an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects and in STEM careers among young people.

Providing an educational opportunity for students, teachers, and the general public for learning about wireless technology and radio science through Amateur Radio.

Providing an educational opportunity for students, teachers, and the general public for learning about space exploration, space technologies and satellite communications.

What is Amateur Radio?

Amateur, or “Ham,” Radio, is a century old public service and hobby where federally licensed participants operate communications equipment, and is often called the original “social media”. There are over 700,000 licensed amateurs in the U.S. and 19,000 in North Carolina.  Hams talk to each other across town, around the world, and even into space without the need for normal communications infrastructure, such as cell phone networks or the Internet. Amateur Radio is regularly used during natural disasters to help local emergency and served agencies (such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and state and local governments) respond when normal communications methods are disrupted. The Amateur Radio community is not only a great source of electronics experimentation, public service and fun, but also employs many concepts of math and science which complements STEM curricula.

Article source: http://www.jdnews.com/jdnewstream/local-students-to-talk-to-astronauts-on-international-space-station-1.308298


Apr 21 2014

Woman shot during attempted robbery in Goldsboro

GOLDSBORO — A woman was shot during an attempted robbery in Goldsboro Saturday.

Police said a man attempted to steal the woman’s purse at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday and shot her.

The woman was taken to the hospital where she’s in stable condition.

Article source: http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/news/triangle/706895/woman-shot-during-attempted-robbery-in-goldsboro


Apr 20 2014

Woman in critical after Charlotte hit-and-run

CHARLOTTE — A woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a car in Southeast Charlotte Saturday night.

She was talking across Albemarle Road just before 10:30 p.m. when a white, older model Jeep Grand Cherokee hit her and fled the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department immediately at 704-336-7600.

Article source: http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/news/706884/woman-in-critical-after-charlotte-hit-and-run