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Archive - Jan 2011

FIRST ON 3: Facebook page created for dead gang general; Video posted on YouTube

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Friends and family of Taaron Jones (aka merk Biidy) have created a Facebook page to honor the dead nineteen year old. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Neighbors react to Rhino's liquor license suspension

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video The suspension of the Rhino Club's alcohol permits has some neighboring businesses talking about the future of downtown. Full story...
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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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