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Archive for September, 2011

Greenville Avenue standoff ends peacefully after five hours

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

A five-hour standoff between Wilmington police and a robbery suspect that started Wednesday night ended peacefully early Thursday morning about 1:20 a.m. when the man turned himself into authorities.

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Man barricades himself inside home off Greenville Avenue, arrested after nearly 5 hour standoff

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police say the man suspected of an armed bank robbery earlier Wednesday barricaded himself inside a duplex which sits on Greenville Avenue. The suspect, 38-year-old Clay McArthur, was arrested after a nearly 5 hour standoff.

Wilmington police set up a mobile command post on the corner of Greenville and Hinton Avenue. A portion of Greenville was closed for much of the night.

Police say this all started around 7:30 or 8 o’clock Wednesday night. Officers had shown up to the home to try and speak with McArthur when he then barricaded himself inside.

Officers kept residents back from the scene. The Sable helicopter was in the air circling the duplex, as police said the man was armed with an assault rifle.

Police say they used a bomb robot to knock out windows to help obtain McArthur. Shots were fired to take out a light fixture off Greenville Avenue. Neither suspect nor officer was hurt. McArthur was arrested at approximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

McArthur has been charged with armed robbery with more charges possibly to follow.

Stay with WWAY Newschannel 3 for all the latest.

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Greenville Avenue standoff now past four hours

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

A standoff on Greenville Avenue that started Wednesday night has gone into the early Thursday morning hours.

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We Sea Change local student video premiers

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

     

WILMINGTON NC (WWAY) — Wilmington is used to some pretty big film premiers and this one We Sea Change, had all of the excitement of a Hollywood blockbuster.

 

The locally made video on climate change by four students from Isaac Bear Early College opened Wednesday night at the Fort Fisher Aquarium, a venue better known for fish than films.

 

The students describe a process that taught them a lot about the environment and they were able to convey what they learned in a simple message.

 

Dustin Chambers is one of the team and he says you don’t have to start big to be effective. “For me its just doing the small things, small things add up. You talk about climate change and people get scared and they don’t want to change their whole life to make a change. Things like using reusable bags, and doing beach sweeps and setting your thermostat. The small things add up and they really make a difference”.

 

The crowed loved the video and the young environmentalists held a question and answer session. There is already talk of more showings. The crew of We Sea Change has a curriculum for use in schools and more. For information check out the web site.WE SEA CHANGE

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Negotiators at scene of standoff on Greenville Avenue

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

A man has barricaded himself in a duplex on Greenville Avenue tonight, and several police negotiators are at the scene, authorities said.

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