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Archive for November, 2009

Serial Bank Robber

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Survelience, style and witness accounts lead police to believe one man is responsible for at least five bank robberies in the past few weeks. At least three of them in Wilmington, including one on Wednesday.

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‘Inadequate cleaning and flushing’ of generator closed nuclear plant

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

By Jim BrummStarNews correspondent

Southport | The 10-day shutdown of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant in September was due to inadequate cleaning and flushing procedures during maintenance of the governors on the power plant’s emergency diesel generators (EDG), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a report on its special inspection of the shutdown.

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Crashes slow traffic on bridges

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Southeastern N.C. | Two crashes on two bridges plagued drivers on the busiest travel day of the year Wednesday.Traffic in the westbound lanes of the Isabel Holmes Bridge was backed up after a crash about 5:45 p.m.

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Bank robber strikes RBC Bank in Wilmington

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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Wilmington Police are on the look-out for the man who robbed yet another bank in Wilmington.

Police said a white man with a blue hat, jeans and a grey jacket handed a note to a teller at the RBC Centura Bank on South College Road Wednesday afternoon.

The teller gave him cash, and the suspect left on foot.

A man matching a similar description is wanted for robberies at a nearby Bank of America, and a BB & T in Wilmington within the last month.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wilmington Police at 343-3921.

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Wilmington Police are on the look-out for the man who robbed yet another bank in Wilmington.

Police said a white man with a blue hat, jeans and a grey jacket handed a note to a teller at the RBC Centura Bank.

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Thieves puts damper on holiday, steal donation kettle

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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There is a Grinch on the loose – and this time they have tried to steal Thanksgiving.

“When things like this happen, it just means we aren’t going to be able to help other people,” said Salvation Army Commanding Officer Major Butch Mallard.

Two suspects snatched the charity donation kettle from the Salvation Army stand at Kmart, right in front of volunteer Emil Glenn’s eyes.

It all happened so fast, two men came and unhooked this kettle, then ran off, and got their car before he could see anything.

Unfortunately, this incident managed to spoil some holiday cheer. “That’s horrible. I don’t know what they’re thinking about. It’s just low,” said concerned citizen Kay Bryant.

The suspects may have made off with the kettle, but Glenn told WWAY they are in for a big surprise when they open it up to find only eight dollars in the pot.

Major Butch Mallard told WWAY eight dollars is a lot considering the large amount of people seeking help from the Salvation Army in these hard economic times. “Somebody stealing the kettle, it even hurts even more, that they are taking money that we could be giving to other people.”

Salvation Army volunteers typically empty out the kettles throughout their shift. The thieves picked a time shortly after the kettle was cleared out.

Anyone with information on the suspects or the robbery is asked to call the Wilmington Police department at 343-3620.

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videoThere was a rather unusual theft from a local charity, only a few days before Thanksgiving; putting a bit of a damper on the holiday cheer.

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