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Archive for August, 2011

Traffic moving again after Cape Fear Memorial Bridge gets stuck

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Traffic is moving again after the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge was stuck in the open position for more than an hour this afternoon.

The Department of Transportation said it started sending crews to check out the bridge around 2:30 p.m., but they also got stuck in traffic. Officials have no idea what caused the problem that stopped traffic in and our of Wilmington for an hour and 15 minutes.

“It’s just keeping me from doing service calls,” said HVAC repairman Marty Fulford as he sat in traffic.

Now that traffic is moving, crews will inspect the bridge, which was built in 1969, to see why it would not close.

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Television movie begins filming locally next month

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

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FIRST ON 3: Blaylock tells 911 Berger threatened to hurt himself and has cut himself before (CALL ATTACHED)

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – The 911 recording of Heather Blaylock calling about Brian Berger’s suicide attempt was emailed to us this afternoon. we’re listening to it now, but she tells the 911 operator that Berger texted her that he was going to hurt himself, that he sent her a picture of a cut, that he has two guns in his study and that he has anger management issues.

Listen to 911 Call

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Gunman blasts car on NC interstate, robs occupants

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

LUMBERTON, NC (AP) — Police are looking for a gunman who blasted a car on Interstate 95 with a shotgun and then robbed the occupants when the vehicle stopped.

The Robesonian of Lumberton reported that the robber got about $50 from the wallets of the five passengers, who were all from Conway, SC.

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office says the car was traveling south on I-95 on Sunday evening when someone shot into the car with lightweight bird shot. The driver told investigators she pulled to the side of the highway because she thought she had run over something.

The travelers called 911 for help and got back into the car to wait. A man in a grey, hooded sweat shirt and a black mask appeared and pointed a shotgun at them.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Update – Cape Fear Memorial Bridge reopens after lift span gets stuck

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

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