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Archive - Jan 2011

FIRST ON 3: 19-year-old stabbing victim had several brushes with the law

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Once Wilmington Police released Taaron Quintel Jones's name and age after he was stabbed to death Sunday night in front of the Rhino Club, we ran a court check on the teenager. According to court records, the 19-year-old had been arrested at least three times since 2008. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Stabbing victim at Rhino Club confirmed 5-Star General in local gang

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Wilmington Police have confirmed Taaron Jones, who was stabbed to death outside the Rhino Club Sunday night, was a confirmed member "Double I" (ii) street gang. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: ABC Commission shuts down Rhino Club (summary suspension documents attached)

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videoThe state ABC commission has suspended the Rhino Club's liquor permits after a murder outside the club Monday morning and various other problems in and around the club. Full story...
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CFCC breaks ground on new building

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Downtown Wilmington will soon have a glimpse of the past. Cape Fear Community College broke ground this morning for its Union Station building at the corner of Front and Red Cross Streets. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Federal court hears professor's appeal against UNCW

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video A federal appeals court in Virginia will consider a University of North Carolina at Wilmington associate professor's claim that he was denied a promotion because of his conservative Christian views. Katie is the only local reporter in Richmond and will have details of today's hearing coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 6. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Mayor Saffo's answer... bar owners should take more responsibility

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The community is at odds over who should step up and help fight the ongoing violence downtown and it seems everyone is pointing a finger at someone else to come up with solutions. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Band Director charged with "sexting" sued students for "forking"

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video We learned today that the North Brunswick High School Band Director charged over the weekend with "sexting" a student sued three other students in 2008 for "forking." Mark Riel sued Noah K. Gotsch, Ethan C. Davis and Benjamin A.G. Lockyear in superior court, claiming the three "persecuted, harassed, intimidated and threatened" him. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Police release names of other stabbing victims

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Wilmington Police released the names of the other two stabbing victims from Sunday night. Police say 18-year-old Codey Cesar Guerrero 18, who's from Riegelwood, and 22-year-old Omar Rashad Williams who's from Wilmington, were both stabbed in front of the Rhino Club Sunday night. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Double tragedy hits family

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We've learned that Taaron Quintel Jones, the 19-year-old stabbed and killed late Sunday night in front of the Rhino Club, was the half-brother of Queyshon King, the 17-year old New Hanover High School student killed New Year's Day in a car accident. Full story...
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State ABC aware probes focus on New Hanover board

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The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission on Tuesday acknowledged that the liquor board in New Hanover County is the focus of state and federal investigations - reports WRAL.com. Full story...
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