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Archive for September, 2011

Arrest made in Creekwood murder

Friday, September 16th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have arrested a man for a murder in the Creekwood community earlier this week. Officers charged Tevin Sh’qur Quintell Hankins, 17, with first-degree murder yesterday.

A police spokeswoman confirms Hankins was charged in connection to the shooting in Creekwood Wednesday night that killed Jonthan Jones, Jr., 19, of Jacksonville. Police say Joseph Edwards Hanible, 24, of Wilmington was also injured in the shooting.

Police say a group of five or six men chased Jones and Hanible into a duplex and opened fire before driving off in two cars.

Police say the investigation into what happened continues.

Hankins, who made his first court appearance on the murder charge this morning, also has pending drug, trespassing and resisting and officer charges among others.

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FIRST ON 3: Judge extends protective order against Berger

Friday, September 16th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A judge has extended a protective order against New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Judge Sandra Ray Criner made the decision just before noon Friday after a hearing involving Berger and his ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock.

Blaylock filed for the order after two recent incidents involving the couple. On August 29 Blaylock called 911 after Berger sent her what she said was more than 140 text messages, including many threatening to harm himself. Wilmington Police went to Berger’s home, and the commissioner eventually agreed to go to the hospital to be checked after cutting his arm.

Four nights later the couple met to discuss their issues. Blaylock says as she tried to leave the meeting at the mall, Berger became upset. Police met her at her home, where they explained the protective order process. Blaylock filed the order request the following week, and deputies served Berger with it following a news conference September 8, in which he apologized to constituents for his private life turning public and also blamed fellow commissioners for the distraction.

We will have much more on this story tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 starting at 5 p.m.

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Poet Cairns to speak on Mt. Athos, monks

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Spending a lot of time in monasteries taught Scott Cairns a thing or two about monks."I kind of assumed they were all holy," said Cairns, this semester’s visiting writer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. "I thought they were all growing in mystical apprehension. I do think they’re all on their way, but they’re in different stages on the journey.

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NC sees jobless rate climbs again, to 10.4 percent

Friday, September 16th, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate jumped in August with fewer workers drawing a paycheck and nearly 12,000 more jobless.

The state Employment Security Commission said Friday the unemployment rate rose to 10.4 percent in August, from 10.1 percent in July. The state’s unemployment rate hasn’t been this high since May 2010.

North Carolina’s jobless rate is worse than the national average of 9.1 percent.

A separate survey shows state and local governments added nearly 14,000 jobs. That reverses two months in which governments shed thousands of public workers.

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

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Postal Service might consolidate Fayetteville distribution center with other state locations

Friday, September 16th, 2011

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