Archive - Mar 5, 2013
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Accident shuts down traffic, witness says driver tried to flee
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 8:29pm.

video A three car accident backed up traffic this afternoon, and according to one witness, the driver responsible tried to flee the scene.

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Brunswick county woman arrested, cruelty to animal
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 6:54pm.

videoOne woman is in jail after an Austrailian/Shepherd mixed canine was found abandoned in a foreclosed home. The dog was found in a wire crate and was severely dehydrated and malnourished. He was also unable to move his back legs.

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Windy Wednesday could foul ferries
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 4:10pm.

videoWindy weather could cut ferry routes tomorrow, including the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. NCDOT Ferry Division crews have prepared their docks to be ready in case routes need to be shut down when the storm arrives, making ferry travel potentially unsafe.

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Craig Thomas out at Sunny 104.5
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 4:00pm.

videoA longtime part of the Wilmington radio scene is off the airwaves. Craig Thomas is no longer part of the staff at Sunny 104.5. Thomas told WWAY he was not ready to comment on his departure, but said his last day on the air was Wednesday.

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Council to consider $530k for Riverfront Park, $7k for DBA
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 3:58pm.

video Wilmington City Council will decide tonight whether to spend more than $500,000 to fix up Riverfront Park. The money is spread out over two agenda items with some of the money coming from a proposed grant.

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Church takes stand in gun control debate
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 3:54pm.

videoAfter starting a gun control petition earlier this year, St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte is educating the community. Church leaders say they view gun control as a pro-life initiative and a moral issue, because it threatens a person's dignity to life. This has them called to action.

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NC House Republicans lay out voter ID bill process
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 1:51pm.

videoNorth Carolina House leaders say the process to create a bill requiring photo identification for citizens to vote will be slow so lawmakers can receive public input about what such a mandate should look like.

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NHSO: Stepdad shoots 3-year-old while putting safety on rifle
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 1:41pm.

videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a Wilmington man shot his three-year-old stepson yesterday while trying to put a safety lock on a rifle. It happened at a home on Yulan Drive.

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