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Archive - Apr 16, 2012

Wilmington Fire Department brings the fight to a brush fire

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video What started as a small fire grew to about 60 acres, causing evacuations and damaging three homes. The Wilmington Fire department rolled out with all they had and thanks to an array of resources they knew where to take the fight. Full story...
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Dozens of Pine Valley homes evacuated, residents watch as smoke fills sky

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video It was a scary afternoon for many in Wilmington, as they watched smoke fill the sky, not knowing if the fire would engulf their homes. Luckily, only a few houses were damaged and no people were injured. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. commissioner's DWI case dropped

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Prosecutors in Charlotte have dropped a DWI charge against a Pender County Commissioner. A spokesman for Mecklenburg County Courts says the District Attorney voluntarily dismissed the charge against David Williams Friday. READ THE ORDER TO RULING THE CHARGES INSIDE Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' extras casting in Wilmington this weekend

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The Major Motion Picture "CAGED HEAT" is seeking those interested in working as Extras on the film. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Many insiders say "Caged Heat" is the code name for 'Iron Man 3.' Code names are used to help protect early production and thefts of early screening prints.) Full story...
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River search suspended for missing Lejeune Marine

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Crews have suspended their search for a Camp Lejeune Marine reported missing in the Cape Fear River. The Public Affair's Office at Camp Lejeune has confirmed he is Lance Cpl. John J. Pruitt of Fontana, CA. He is assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. Full story...
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Pine Valley fire completely contained

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The Wilmington Fire Department and NC Forestry Service are fighting a woods fire off of George Anderson and 17th St. near Independence Blvd. Full story...
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Woman charged with murder after allegedly running down another with car

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Elizabethtown Police Chief Robert Kinlaw said Vanessa Jones, 50, of Bladenboro was believed to be visiting family at 310 Martin Street in Elizabethtown. Kinlaw said an argument got out of hand early yesterday morning, and Brittany Williams, 25, allegedly ran over jones. Full story...
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'I had an abortion' shirts spark controversy at UNCW

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video UNCW students held a silent protest this afternoon against the sale of some controversial t-shirts. The UNCW Women's Studies Department and the university's LGBTQIA Resource Office held a panel today selling shirts for $15 that read "I had an abortion." Full story...
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One year later, Ammon still copes with killer twisters

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video It's been one year since a devastating and deadly tornado outbreak ripped through the small Bladen County community of Ammon. The tornadoes leveled homes and killed three people. Full story...
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ALE busts hundreds during Azalea Festival

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Alcohol Law Enforcement arrested or cited 261 people during the Azalea Festival over the weekend. Agents filed a total of 308 charges. Full story...
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City Council members question potential deal with Ripken Design

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video The City of Wilmington may strike out when it comes to selecting Ripken Design as the project manager for the proposed ballpark. The project manager would evaluate the feasibility of building a baseball stadium. But a couple of council members have some serious questions. Full story...
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Jury selection continues in John Edwards case

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A federal judge in has dismissed 47 potential jurors from the coming John Edwards trial, many because they said they couldn't fairly weigh evidence involving the former Democratic presidential candidate. Full story...
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Intruders killed in Jacksonville home invasion; no charges expected

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Police say they don't intend to file charges in a Jacksonville home invasion in which two intruders were killed. Full story...
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City of Wilmington survey shows downtown safety perception depends on time of day

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A recent survey recently completed for the City of Wilmington shows city residents are still skiddish about being downtown after dark. Full story...
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