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Archive for April, 2009

Shooting kills 1, wounds another on NC ball court

Monday, April 27th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — Police say one man died and another person was wounded in a North Carolina basketball court shooting that began with a confrontation over an apartment break in.

The shooting happened Sunday during a pickup basketball game at a public housing complex in southwest Charlotte.

Officers said 26-year-old Amico Martin died at Carolinas Medical Center and 16-year-old Kadarus Cunningham was in serious but stable condition.

Sgt. Todd Lontz said the incident wasn’t a random shooting, but wouldn’t talk about what led to it. Neighbors said the shots were fired after the confrontation.

One relative said Kadarus was shot in the back as he ran from the gunfire.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Party celebrates woman’s faith, overcoming health woes

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Two dreams cemented an idea in Patrice Bloodworth’s mind: Her birthday party should be as much about praising God as celebrating her 40th year.

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Petition drive revives Oak Island’s leash-free zone

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Oak Island | Oak Island’s dog debates have a long history. Island residents had historically let their dogs run free on the beach during the six months of the tourist off-season and, in 2007, the Oak Island Town Council voted to allow the practice under an official ordinance, as long as dogs were under the owner’s voice control and not considered…

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Brunswick’s Lanvale Road in reopens after wreck

Monday, April 27th, 2009

A woman died Monday in Brunswick County when a dump truck ran into the side of her car on Lanvale Road just south of U.S. 74-76. Drivers were advised to avoid the area.

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Taking a look back at fire in Horry County

Monday, April 27th, 2009

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The Highway 31 fire, as it is now known, started Wednesday afternoon and lit up the sky. As fire fighters worked to contain the blaze more than 4,000 residents were evacuated from their homes. For the next two days officials continued their fight against the flames.

“You have to realize that even though this has been one major fire, we have put out and almost extinguished completely a 20,000-acre fire in 3 days and that is phenomenal,” said Todd Cartner of the Horry County Fire and Rescue.

Once most of the smoke cleared, residents were allowed back in to see what was left of their homes. While South Carolina officials are calling this the second worst fire in Horry County’s history, those affected by the flames say its value is unmatched. Russell Hubright of the South Carolina Forestry Commission said, “There were houses involved so that made this fire a lot more complex and a lot more costly in terms of property damage and lives effected.”

In total, the fire destroyed more than 75 homes and damaged more than 100 others. “Everyone is excited to go home and we feel terrible for those who don’t have anyone who don’t have homes to go home to. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them,” said Holly Welch of the South Carolina Forestry Commission.

By Saturday, the South Carolina Forestry Commission had 85 percent of the fire contained. Crews were still on the fire lines to make sure there are no more flare ups. It could be months before the fire is completely controlled. Residents are hoping to go back to their lives as usual before that. “Hopefully my neighbors, at least a couple of them, are going to rebuild and we’re looking forward to having them back as neighbors,” said evacuee Sherlene Pinnix.

South Carolina Forestry officials have issued two tickets to a Conway man. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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videoSouth Carolina officials said they are in the mop up phase of a fire that burned more than 20,000 acres in Horry County. WWAY’s Joe Mauceri takes a look back at the week long battle.

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