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Archive for September, 2011

Local memorials mark a tragic day, 10 years later

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

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Celia Rivenbark – Hurricane brings information, preparation, exasperation

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

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Wilmington man dies after he’s hit by truck

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

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UPDATE: Man hit and killed on Carolina Beach Road

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man is dead after being hit by a truck on Carolina Beach Road.

According to the Wilmington Police Department, 40-year-old Robert Whitton of Wilmington was killed around 2:45 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Shipyard Boulevard and Carolina Beach Road. He died on the scene.

After consultation with the District Attorney’s office, it has been determined that no charges will be filed in this case.

Today’s death was the third pedestrian fatality in Wilmington this year and the second pedestrian fatality on Carolina Beach Road, inside the city limits, in 2011.

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Leland honors town founders

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Leland is the fastest growing town in North Carolina, and Saturday, residents celebrated the founders.

Hundreds came out for Founders Day Saturday. The Town of Leland was incorporated into Brunswick County in 1989. Mayor Walter Futch says Leland is a young town with a lot to offer, but he believes the people are what make it great.

“It’s a very welcoming group of people,” Mayor Futch said. “There are so many amenities in the different neighborhoods. There’s all levels, and there are people who have lived here for their whole lives and there are new people who have just moved in and want to move in.”

Futch said the town is focused on preserving green space and also plans to build a new town hall and police station.

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