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Archive for September, 2011

Wilmington plant added to EPA hazardous sites list

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

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Amendment to amendment would have ended NC marriage licenses

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A gay marriage amendment for North Carolina’s Constitution has made headlines this week, but you may not have heard about a failed amendment to that amendment that would have ended marriage licenses in the Tar Heel State.

The proposal would have changed the Constitution to say, “Marriage belongs to the dominion of God under the authority of the church. Licensure of marriage is prohibited in the state.”

The amendment, proposed by Republican Rep. Glen Bradley, target=”new”>failed along party lines with most Democrats, including Rep. Susi Hamilton of New Hanover County, voting for it.

Rep. William Brisson, who represents Bladen County, was one of seven Democrats to vote against the measure.

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Former Sen. Soles charged with assault

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Former state Sen. R.C. Soles once again faces criminal charges of assault with a deadly weapon. Frankie Jernigan, 29, of Tabor City, claims the 76-year-old man beat him with a metal cane and put a gun to his ribs on Saturday morning after he refused to engage in sex acts.

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Update: Man dead after Creekwood shooting; ambulance carrying 2nd victim involved in crash

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say one man is dead and another hurt after a shooting in the Creekwood community Wednesday night. The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday at 1005 North 30th Street.

According to police at the scene of the shooting, two black males were chased into a duplex by a group of five or six men. They ran up to the second floor, where the two victims were shot. There were people uninvolved in the incident on the first floor.

Police say the man that died was 19-year-old Jonathan Jones Jr of Jacksonville. The other man, 24-year-old Joseph Edwards Hanible of Wilmington was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, but on the way, the ambulance carrying him was hit by another car at the intersection of Market and 16th Streets. Another ambulance took Hanible the rest of the way to the hospital.

Police say the group of gunmen ran out of the home and got into a white Honda with tinted windows and a blue and white box-style Chevrolet.

Police are still looking for the shooters.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3600. Or you can submit an anonymous tip through Text-A-Tip. Enter Tip708 and the message and send to CRIMES (274637).

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Man pleads guilty in statutory rape case

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

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