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Archive for October, 2011

Gadhafi seen on video in his final minutes

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

SIRTE, LIBYA (AP) – There are still some questions remaining over exactly how Moammar Gadhafi was killed. Arab broadcasters have been showing video of Gadhafi after his capture — wounded, with a bloodied face and shirt, but alive. Later video showed fighters rolling his lifeless body over on the pavement.

Gadhafi is seen in the video standing upright, being shoved along a road in his hometown of Sirte by fighters chanting “God is great.” He appears to struggle against them, stumbling and shouting as the fighters push him onto the hood of a truck.

Gadhafi had apparently been in a convoy that was trying to flee his hometown. It was hit by NATO airstrikes, carried out by French warplanes. One fighter says after the convoy was hit, it turned back and re-entered a compound, which was then attacked by several hundred fighters. He says they found Gadhafi there, and someone shot him with a pistol.

But a spokesman for a local military council says fighters had surrounded the convoy and exchanged fire, before finding Gadhafi in one vehicle, wounded in the neck. The spokesman says Gadhafi bled to death from his wounds a half-hour later. Fighters said he died in an ambulance on the way to Misrata.

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

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Deputies find pot growing operation in Winnabow

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Winnabow man faces several drug charges after deputies found dozens of marijuana plants at his home.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office say they responded to a domestic disturbance call around 3:40 p.m. yesterday at 138 Bell Swamp Road. Deputies say when they got to the house they smelled a strong odor of marijuana inside. When questioned, Ronald Thomas Sessions turned over some marijuana.

After getting a search warrant, the Drug Enforcement Unit found a marijuana grow operation in a shed behind the house, including about 42 marijuana plants. They also found pills, including Methadone, Alprazolam and Adderall inside the house.

Sessions is in the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $250,000 secure bond.

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Occupy Wilmington takes message on the road

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Occupy Wilmington was back at it again this afternoon, sharing the group’s message with drivers at one of the city’s busiest intersections.

Protestors took their movement to the corner of S. College Road and Oleander Drive this afternoon. The Wilmington protesters waved signs, played the drums and even used a loud speaker as part of their demonstration.

The movement is part of the wider national group that says it represents the 99 percent of people suffering in the economy. Protestors had specific reasons for being there.

“I’d like them to pass some legislation that would help not only people get jobs, but that would help us to save our homes,” protestor Kris Gupton said.

Another protestors, Brian Cox, said, “I would like to see a more equitable distribution of the wealth in this country, but more than that I’d like to see a better future for my daughter.”

Protestors say they can achieve their goals by continuing these demonstrations, sharing their message on Facebook and by letting congress know what they want.

Members of Occupy Wilmington say they will hold another protest October 29 at Riverfront Park.

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Ms. Cheesy open for business

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington’s newest gourmet food truck is open for business. “Ms. Cheesy” and its crew specialize in ooey gooey gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.

They’ve been doing some catering and even had a small part in HBO’s “Eastbound & Down,” but today was their first day just selling grilled cheese, and their first stop was the WWAY parking lot.

“Today is our first day to be opened. We went to PPD and gave out free samples for their non-profit vendor festival, and then we also had a catering event that night, and so that was pretty much our practice, but we’re ready to actually get started,” co-owner Brittany Solomon said.

Ms. Cheesy will be at WWAY every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Marion joins UNCW Board of Trustees

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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