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Archive for July, 2009

Police looking for suspected killer, Tyshawn Gause arrangements set

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

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Wilmington Police said they believe they know who killed 17-year-old Tyshawn Gause over the weekend, Now, they need your help finding him.

Officers are looking for Leroy Sampson. They are offering a reward for information leading to his arrest.

If you know where he is, call the WPD at 910-343-3600 or text your anonymous tip by texting TIP 708, then your message, to “Crimes”.

The wake will be held for Tyshawn Gause Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Shaw Funeral Home at Sixth and Red Cross.

The funeral takes place Saturday at noon at the Mount Calvary Church on McRae Street.

Police are still looking for the person who shot Gause late Saturday night at 8th and Red Cross Streets.

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Wilmington Police said they believe they know who killed 17-year-old Tyshawn Gause over the weekend, Now, they need your help finding him.

Officers are looking for Leroy Sampson.

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State Superintendent goes to court

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

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Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson got her day in court. She is North Carolina’s elected, but largely powerless education leader and she is trying to force Governor Perdue to put her back in charge of running the state’s education policy.

Atkinson sued Perdue and the State Board of Education in April. She contends that North Carolina voters elected her to the superintendent’s post and Perdue’s decision to name a chief executive officer for the public schools was illegal.

She asked the courts to declare the scope of the state superintendent’s constitutional powers.

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Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson got her day in court. She is North Carolina’s elected, but largely powerless education leader and she is trying to force Governor Perdue to put her back in charge of running the state’s education policy.

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Alternatives for replacing that busted cell phone

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

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Our cell phones have become such a huge part of our lives, if something happens to them, we feel lost. But running right into the cell phone store isn’t necessarily the best and most economical option.

Manny “PapaGeek” Lloyd from Geeks in a Flash offers some tips, like putting old phones to good use. “Sometimes cell phone companies have what’s called ‘locked’ but if they’re not locked, which most cases they’re not these days, it’ll work just fine,” said Lloyd. “I can take my SIM card out of my phone and put it into yours and make a call.”

It may not work with every phone but if you have a SIM card in your cell, it’s worth a shot. We were able to switch SIM cards in two T-Mobile phones and it worked. We tried the same with a T-Mobile phone and an AT&T phone, and had success as well.

Ebay, Craigslist, and WilmingtonYardSales.com are other places you can usually find a decent deal – just do your research before you buy. “What you have to do is make sure the person you’re buying it from has good ratings,” said Lloyd. “One of things you want to always do is get the model number of the phone and do a Google search, because that phone inherently itself may just be a bad phone.”

You can check phone ratings and reviews at RipoffReport.com or epinions.com.

Another option is to buy a prepaid wireless phone and transfer over your SIM card.

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videoIf our cell phones stop working, we often get anxious to go to the store to buy a new one. But there are other ways to replace your phone without having to drop a couple hundred dollars.

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Police identify suspect in teen’s murder

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Wilmington police are looking for a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old last weekend.

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Boiling Spring Lakes family survives after run-in with two horses

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

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We all know the hazards of deer on our local highways, especially at night. But Tuesday evening a local woman had a terrifying run-in with a pair of horses.

Not much is left of the Forte family car after hitting two horses around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Leigh Ann Forte and her two sons were traveling down Highway 87 on their way home to Boiling Spring Lakes when the horses walked out into the road. Both horses were killed after being smashed into the car and through the windshield.

Forte said she is lucky to be alive, with only bumps and bruises. “Looking back at the car and looking at my kids, we are really lucky. It wasn’t our time. I’m grateful, truly grateful that we are all alive.”

Police are trying to contact the horses’ owner.

Police told the family they may have come from a farm three miles off Highway 87.

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We all know the hazards of deer on our local highways, especially at night. But Tuesday evening a local woman had a terrifying run-in with a pair of horses.

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