Archive - 2007
Thunderstorms knock out emergency lines
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/30/2007 - 3:34pm.

Strong thunderstorms wreaked havoc on the Port City this weekend, cutting connections to some vital emergency services including 911. New Hanover County's 911 Center lost six of its emergency telephone lines Saturday. Telecommunications Director Brenda Hewlett says those lines are still trying to get fixed Monday.

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Police: lingerie thieves loose in Raleigh
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/30/2007 - 12:52pm.

Someone's been stealing the undies at Victoria's Secret stores in the Raleigh area. Police say thieves have stolen almost $35,000 worth of underwear, perfume and other merchandise from Victoria's Secret stores in the Raleigh area since March.

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Former Duke lacrosse lawyer on Vick's defense team in dogfighting case
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/30/2007 - 12:51pm.

A Durham lawyer who represented an unindicted player in the now-debunked Duke lacrosse rape case is working on the dogfighting investigation involving NFL quarterback Michael Vick.

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Black surrenders to federal authorities
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/30/2007 - 10:54am.

Today is expected to mark the beginning of former House Speaker Jim Black's prison sentence.

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Crews open I-40 after wreck-area pavement repairs
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/30/2007 - 10:53am.

Road crews reopened two eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in time for the morning commute between Durham and Raleigh.

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Towns along N.C. 24 crack down on speeders
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/30/2007 - 10:09am.

This month, the Swansboro Police Department issued 57 traffic-related citations. Chief Ed Parish says roughly 40 percent of those were written for speeding, and he says if had more officers dedicated solely to traffic law enforcement, that number would be greater.

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Cape Fear Red Cross looking for volunteers
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/30/2007 - 8:58am.

When a disaster like a fire strikes they jump into action. But the American Red Cross says it is in need of volunteers. Saturday the Cape Fear chapter recruited nearly 20 new volunteers. They attended training sessions, including several courses on mass care and shelter operations.

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Riegelwood dispute turns deadly
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/30/2007 - 8:45am.

Authorities say 23-year-old Terrell Brown broke into his girlfriend Ashley Brown's house using a machete. David Simmons was staying with her in the house and the two go into a fight. Deputies say that's when Simmons shot and killed Terrel Brown.

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