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Archive for April, 2009

Drive-by shooting on Red Cross Street

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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A drive-by shooting in broad daylight ends with a teenager behind bars.

Seventeen-year-old Lewis Hines faces seven serious charges. Wilmington Police said what started as a dispute involving a family member, ended with Hines firing shots as he drove away from the 600 block of Red Cross Street. It happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

No one got hurt, but at least two bullets hit an occupied van in a driveway.

Police said Hines was driving a stolen red Toyota Camry. Police also said he got out and ran, but they caught him a few blocks away.

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A drive-by shooting in broad daylight ends with a teenager behind bars. Seventeen-year-old Lewis Hines faces seven serious charges.

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Tabor City Police arrest three for allegedly trespassing on Senator Soles property

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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Tabor City Police arrested 17-year-old Allen Strickland, 28-year-old Jason Fowler and 31-year-old Daniel Floyd for allegedly trespassing on Senator R.C. Soles property Sunday.

Soles reported that the three refused to leave and became violent toward him. This is not the first time he has had problems with former clients. We reported similar problems last fall.

NewsChannel 3 was unable to reach Senator Soles for comment on what happened Sunday. The suspects bonded out of jail Sunday.

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Senator Soles reported that three men refused to leave his property and became violent toward him. This is not the first time he has had problems with former clients.

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3-year-old patient airlifted off NC coast

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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ELIZABETH CITY — The Coast Guard has airlifted a 3-year-old boy with appendicitis from a cruise ship off North Carolina to a hospital.

The Coast Guard said a doctor on the ship Carnival Miracle asked for the airlift Tuesday evening and a helicopter reached the ship early Wednesday off Wilmington.

The boy was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington by the Elizabeth City-based helicopter. The trip was delayed because the first chopper that was sent, showed signs of engine trouble.

A hospital spokeswoman said she couldn’t release any information about the boy’s condition.

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

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The Coast Guard has airlifted a 3-year-old boy with appendicitis from a cruise ship off North Carolina to a hospital.

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Tileston Elementary celebrating its make-over

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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The historic Tileston Elementary School in downtown Wilmington is one step closer to refurbishing its old school building. Now part of St. Mary Catholic School, the school has unveiled its new Upper Room.

School officials said it has come a long way since it was used to house students in the early 1900’s. Now it’s all buffed up, and ready to be used as a function and banquet room for students and family. Clifton Lively from St. Mary said, “This is kind of the crown jewel in the whole Tileston complex, and we’re trying to showcase it here.”

School officials said they used to have to chase pigeons out of the ceiling in the old room.

While enjoying lunch in the new Upper Room, former Tileston students took a look around at where they left their mark.

Ann Newbold Perkins attended Tileston with her five siblings back in the early 1900’s. Her family donated money to install new windows in some of the classrooms. Now, her family’s name will forever be a part of the school. “It’s interesting because I’m beginning to feel like I’m physically historic.”

The science classroom and the sixth grade classroom have plaques with the names of the donors.

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The historic Tileston Elementary School in downtown Wilmington is one step closer to refurbishing its old school building. Now part of St. Mary Catholic School, the school has unveiled its new Upper Room.

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Dog Court: Trying to reverse the label of dangerous dogs

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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Wednesday night, WWAY’s John Rendleman was in Brunswick County Dog Court for a follow-up on a case we first profiled earlier this month involving three American Eskimo dogs. They are accused of biting a neighbor on two different occasions. The dogs belong to Linda Janus and they have been labeled dangerous.

Linda does not believe her dogs are dangerous, while Brunswick County Health Director Don Yousey disagrees. Yousey upheld Animal Control’s dangerous dog decision three weeks ago. Linda appealed the health director’s ruling – that is how she ended up in Dangerous Dog Appeals Court Wednesday night before the Brunswick County Environmental Health Committee.

Keith Cannon said he was bitten on the calf last year by one of Linda’s dogs; he is not alone. Harmon Kivett claims he was a bite victim as well. “One had me on top of the head…and he got my arm. There were 3 of them,” he said.

Linda Janus hired a Wilmington attorney to help her with Dog Court. When it was over the panel upheld the previous dangerous dog verdict. For Linda and her son, it was not a surprise. “They want to hear the bad stuff and that’s it. Their mind is made up, it’s a circus,” said Matt Janus.

Linda plans to appeal to superior court; they have the final say. After that, she runs out of appeals and her dogs will have to live with the dangerous dog label permanently.

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videoWednesday night, WWAY’s John Rendleman was in Brunswick County Dog Court for a follow-up on a case we first profiled earlier this month involving three American Eskimo dogs.

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