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Archive for August, 2009

Police looking for man who robbed Wilmington Chuck E. Cheese’s

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

A man who said he had a gun robbed Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza, 4389 Oleander Drive, at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, according to a statement from the Wilmington Police Department.

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Improvements unlikely for Snow’s Cut Bridge path, DOT says

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

By Gareth McGrath,Gareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

The task of crossing Snow’s Cut Bridge can test the mettle of even the most experienced rider.

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State Bureau of Investigation investigating claims against Soles

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

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The case involving RC Soles is being handed over to the State Bureau of Investigation. Thursday, the Tabor City police chief said that as a result of our story last night, they have turned over all of their files involving the Senator and his often contentious dealings with young clients to the SBI.

Tabor City Police say they’ve responded to dozens of calls involving State Senator Soles, but allegations of sexual misconduct we aired last night were the first claims they’ve heard against the Senator.

Stacey Scott told WWAY, “He did try to molest me when I was 15-years-old and I have not told the feds that. He tried to grab my genitalia and I backed off. I said ‘you know my dad would kill you’. He said ‘well please don’t tell anyone’ and he gave me a thousand dollars.”

These accusations, from an interview conducted a year ago, prompted the State Bureau of Investigation to launch an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of State Senator RC Soles.

Tabor City Police Chief Donald Dowless says due to the severity of the allegations and the Senator’s ties to Tabor City, the SBI and District Attorney Rex Gore are better suited to conduct the investigation.

“We will respond to all calls concerning the Senator, that he makes, or any that his clients make. We will assist the SBI, we will assist the District Attorney in any endeavor they have that they need our assistance,” Dowless said.

Several young clients of RC Soles say they’ve received money from the Senator and have testified as part of a federal investigation into the Senator’s conduct, but they’ve never reported problems to Tabor City police.

Despite responding to dozens of complaints involving the Senator and his young clients, Dowless says our newscast was the first time any of the young men accused Soles of illegal conduct. “We have talked with them on different occasions and different situations that we’ve had and they all deny these allegations when they talk to us.”

Chief Dowless says several citizens have called the Tabor City Police Department concerned about the allegations regarding the Senator.

With Soles long standing as a state senator and a law office and home located in Tabor City, Dowless says just the public allegations have affected the entire community.

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videoThe case involving RC Soles is being handed over to the State Bureau of Investigation. Tabor City police said that as a result of our story last night, they have turned over all of their files involving the Senator and his often contentious dealings with young clients to the SBI.

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Whats Happening: August 14-16

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

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The weekend gets off to a rocking start with Night Prowler, the AC/DC tribute band. They are performing at the Downtown Sundown Concert Series. The concert is free and starts at 5:30 p.m.

If you are in the mood for theater, don’t miss Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man. It wraps up this weekend at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium. Performances Friday and Saturday night are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the show starts at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are 15 dollars for adults, ten for students and six dollars for children under twelve.

You can ease on down the road or Highway 17, and catch The Wiz. The musical premieres this weekend at Thalian Hall. The show begins at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are fifteen dollars.

Want to do something without spending any money? Check out Moore’s Creek National Battlefield. This weekend, the entrance fee to all national parks is waived. You can learn more about the battle and how it helped influence the 13 colonies to declare independence on July 4th, 1776. Moore’s Creek is located in Currie and opens at 9:00 a.m.

Are you looking for some handcrafted art? Head to downtown Wilmington Saturday afternoon for Sunday Scene, the city’s arts and crafts fair. It runs from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. in Riverfront Park.

You can always find out what’s happening by going to our Community Calendar page.

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videoIt is a music filled weekend. From hard rock to a popular musical from the 70’s.

The weekend gets off to a rocking start with Night Prowler, the AC/DC tribute band. They are performing at the Downtown Sundown Concert Series. The concert is free and starts at 5:30 p.m.

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Artwork for October’s Riverfest introduced Thursday

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

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The official artwork of this year’s Riverfest was introduced to Wilmington Thursday. Members of the Riverfest committee, along with artist Magon Dew, unveiled Dew’s winning painting. This year’s theme is Changing with the Tides.

Dew focused her artwork on downtown Wilmington’s architecture. Her colorful painting includes a timeline of architecture from the Bellamy Mansion to the Brooklyn Art District. You may be surprised to hear Dew is new to painting.

“I just started, just this year. It’s one of those things, I’ve never taken art classes are anything, so I’ve always done it on the side, I’ve always wanted to be an interior designer so I can always be caught doing floor plans and drawing up different house floor plans and stuff, so I’ve kind of taken that to the next level,” said Dew.

Dew’s artwork will be printed on t-shirts for Riverfest, as well as set up at a booth during the festival, which is October 3rd and 4th.

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The official artwork of this year’s Riverfest was introduced to Wilmington Thursday. Members of the Riverfest committee, along with artist Magon Dew, unveiled Dew’s winning painting.

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