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Archive for October, 2009

Arrest made in Brunswick marijuana bust

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

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Brunswick County narcotics detectives have made an arrest in last week’s marijuana camp bust.

Fifty-four year old William James Burney of Supply was charged with two counts of trafficking marijuana, one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, plus one count of manufacturing marijuana.

More than 150 pounds of marijuana was seized from the woods near green swamp on Friday, worth more than $200,000.

Burney is being held under $210,000 bond.

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Fifty-four year old William James Burney of Supply was charged with two counts of trafficking marijuana, one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, plus one count of manufacturing marijuana.

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Investigators looking for killer in Creekwood murder

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

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Detectives are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man, whose body was found in the woods behind the Creekwood community in Wilmington. This is the second homicide in the city this year.

Investigators say Delvin McIntyre may have been running away from someone when he was shot in the back. He was found dead Wednesday morning in this wooded area behind the Creekwood community.

At 25 years old, his family and friends say he was too young to die.

“The devil is out to steal, kill and destroy. And he is after our youth, if he can’t get in through us, he’ll get in through children,” said Sharon Jenkins, a family friend.

Crowds gathered around the crime scene, sobbing and looking for answers.

Neighbors say they heard a gunshot, but didn’t see anything unusual.

Now, his family is just beginning to mourn the loss of their youngest son while wanting the person, or persons involved to pay for what they did.

“I just feel pain right now, to see the mother and father, say goodbye, they didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye to their son, its just heartbreaking,” Jenkins said.

McIntyre had a lengthy criminal record ranging from the possession of heroin and marijuana, to assault charges.

McIntyre lived on Manley Road, right around the corner from the Creekwood community.

His mother and father immediately left the crime scene after the coroner picked up his body.

Over night, shots were fired right around the corner from Creekwood. A twenty-year-old man was shot in the leg on his front porch. Residents we spoke with believe the two incidents may be related.

Detectives are looking for information on who may have killed Delvin McIntyre. Anyone who knows anything is asked to call Wilmington police at 343-3600. Anonymous tips can also be made via Text-a-Tip. Text β€œtip 708” and the message to crimes (274637).

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videoDetectives are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man, whose body was found in the woods behind the Creekwood community in Wilmington. This is the second homicide in the city this year.

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Fun and food, it is all at the fair

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

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Crews were busy setting up the Cape Fear Fair and Expo Wednesday. The fair opens Thursday afternoon at Wilmington International Airport.

Fair manager Skip Watkins says there are more food stands this year and a couple new rides including Vertigo, which sends passengers spinning about 85 feet above the Midway.

If rides are not your thing, Watkins says there is something for everyone. “We think people are ready to get out of the house. There’s been a lot of bad news over the last few months, and the economy seems to be stabilizing some. People are seeing there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And so we’re hoping maybe people will take advantage of the safe, family environment and come out and have some fun.”

The fair opens Thursday at 5:00 and runs through November 7th.

It’s more than just fun for the masses. Proceeds also go to help several charities and other causes in the area.

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Crews were busy setting up the Cape Fear Fair and Expo Wednesday. The fair opens Thursday afternoon at Wilmington International Airport.

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New allegations aimed at Soles

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

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For more than a year we’ve been following the controversy surrounding State Senator R.C. Soles and his clients. Another man has come forward, accusing Senator Soles of sexual molestation.

We’re calling the man “Jay” as he’s asked for anonymity. In our interview, he raised allegations of sexual molestation dating back some 30 years when he was 13 years old.

He made those same allegations in an interview published by the Carolina Journal today.

Since speaking with us, Jay has also talked to the State Bureau of Investigation. The SBI was already looking into similar allegations regarding Senator Soles made by former client Stacey Scott.

Doctor Michael Plaut is a psychologist specializing in professional-client relationships and sexual exploitation, and former president of the Society of Sex Therapy and Research. Doctor Plaut has seen both our interview and that of the Carolina Journal.

He says the two accounts are consistent and credible.

After watching our interview, Doctor Plaut contacted the Columbus County Department of Social Services to inform them of a possible sex crime involving a minor.

DSS referred the case to the SBI.

We have called Senator Soles and his attorney Joe Cheshire for a response to the allegations in our interview.

We had a detailed discussion with Mr. Cheshire late this afternoon, in which he said he believed the allegations against Senator Soles are unfounded.

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videoFor more than a year we’ve been following the controversy surrounding State Senator R.C. Soles and his clients. Another man has come forward, accusing Senator Soles of sexual molestation.

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Scope of Easley investigation narrow, but includes Wilmington supporters

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

The hearings are taking place in Raleigh, and so far have been largely focused on activities that took place in and around the state capital.

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