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Archive for September, 2011

1 dead, 1 sent to hospital in shooting

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

A man was killed and another sent to the hospital after authorities said they were shot shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

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Wilmington’s gay and church communities respond to new amendment

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– North Carolina is one of the last states in the Southeast without a constitutional amendment making it clear that marriage is only legal between a woman and a man. That all might change come May after the North Carolina General Assembly recently agreed to put an amendment banning gay marriage on next year’s ballot.

“For what it means to the families here in North Carolina is that it’s just bringing on discrimination and hate towards them and says that they’re not welcomed in this state,” says TR Nunley, President of Wilmington Pride.

A Wilmington church also reacted to the amendment.

“I think that the church treads on dangerous grounds when we start trying to play God. As far as how we feel about it, you know God tells us to love people and whether we agree with it or not I believe it’s the church’s responsibility to reach out and love people,” says Pastor Daniel Cook of The Sanctuary.

Although it is already illegal for people of the same sex to marry in the state, if this amendment passes in May, it will make it difficult for future legislatures to extend further rights to gays.

Nunley says that might mean same-sex couples moving from North Carolina to more gay friendly states. He also says Wilmington Pride will do all it can to keep that amendment from passing.

“On May 5th we intend to go up to Raleigh, to the capital, to protest against the amendment,” Nunley said.

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BREAKING NEWS: EMS truck crashes into car while transporting shooting victim

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An EMS truck has crashed at the intersection of Market and 16th streets after responding to the scene of a shooting. The EMS was transporting a victim to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The shooting happened just before 10 tonight at 1005 North 30th Street in Wilmington. Dispatch says two black males ran up the stairs of the duplex and began firing, striking two males. One of the males has been confirmed dead. The other was involved in the accident on Market and 16th streets. He was taken by another ambulance to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Police are still looking for the shooters. If you have any information, call 911.

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BREAKING NEWS: Wilmington Police looking for two suspects after two people are shot, one confirmed dead

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Dispatch has confirmed police are looking for two black male suspects after someone called in and said two people were shot. Dispatch tells us both victims are males, one of which has been confirmed dead and the other is being treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The shooting happened just before 10 tonight at 1005 North 30th Street in Wilmington. Dispatch says the two men allegedly ran up the stairs of the residence and started shooting. EMS and the Criminal Investigation Department have responded to the scene.

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Food truck to feature grilled cheese

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

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