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Archive for February, 2009

Officials to sign convention center beam, hold meeting for N. Front St. changes

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

The city of Wilmington will hold a convention center “beam signing” ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce in downtown Wilmington.

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Authorities describe grisly scene of double murder

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Authorities who discovered a couple dead in their Ogden home last week walked into a grisly crime scene with kitchen knives and a hammer left in plain sight and blood-stained walls.

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Laney student charged with robbing other students

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

One Laney High School student was arrested Monday and police are looking for two others after two fellow students reported they were robbed Monday morning at the school on North College Road, according to a release from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

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Shelby Wyatt knows internet will help her find love

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

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Cupid’s arrow hasn’t exactly struck Shelby Wyatt. She’s tried the married life three times, twice with the same man. However, instead of throwing in the towel, she’s spent the past few years searching for Mr. Right on the World Wide Web.

“There was a guy one time that was pressuring me into, get this, meet him in the back parking lot of a grocery store,” Shelby said. “That’s when you go ‘this conversation is over, good-bye.'”

A casual coffee date with another guy got Shelby’s heart racing, but not from the caffeine. She explained, “He begins to tell me about a lot of mental problems that he had had and how he used to want to kill everyone he saw. And I’m sitting around going ‘oh crap, I’m by myself, how do I get out of here?’ I get up and all the way back to my car I’m going ‘please don’t follow me to my car, please don’t follow me to my car.’ He did. And on the way home, I was looking in the rear-view mirror the whole way, just scared to death.”

Shelby nearly fell victim to the popular Nigerian Sweetheart scam that could’ve put her in the slammer. A man she had been cyber dating for a year turned out to be a con artist trying to trick her into cashing fraudulent money orders.

Although Shelby’s journey has taken a few frightening turns, the good times and friends she’s met along the way, have made it all worthwhile. “I haven’t given up hope, by any means. Sooner or later I’m going to meet him. I mean I know I am. You can’t give up hope.”

Shelby said the biggest problem she’s faced with internet dating is the pictures people post are deceiving. She’s come across many guys using pictures from college, and lying about their age. She said people portray themselves online the way they’d like to be seen, but look much different.

Tomorrow, WWAY will look at the dangers of internet dating and a particular internet love case that put a man behind bars for years.

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videoCupid’s arrow hasn’t exactly struck Shelby Wyatt. She’s tried the married life three times, twice with the same man. However, instead of throwing in the towel, she’s spent the past few years searching for Mr. Right on the World Wide Web.

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Sex offender headed back to prison for raping girl

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

A 46-year-old Wilmington sex offender is on his way back to prison for raping a child under his care. A New Hanover County Superior Court judge on Tuesday sentenced Jimmy Duprease Craddock to almost 25 years in prison for raping and sexually abusing a girl from the time she was 12 until she turned 16.

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