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Archive for October, 2011

Police offering reward for help finding Southport bank robber

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Southport Police and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man who robbed the First Federal Bank in Southport Saturday just after noon.

According to Southport Police, no one is in custody at this time. They are offering a $1,000 reward for the conviction of the suspect.

Police say a slender white man between 5′ 10” and 5′ 11″ tall, around 155 pounds with a heavy Southern accent and wearing jeans, a black hoodie, black jacket and black ski mask entered the bank and demanded money. It is uncertain whether the man was armed, but witnesses say he had his hand in his pocket as if to signal he had a gun.

The robber escaped on foot into the woods behind First Federal Bank. Brunswick County canines and helicopter are assisting in the search.

We are told the robber did not hold anyone hostage, and law enforcement is not sure at this time how much money the robber got away with.

If you have any information, contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 910-263-2777 or Southport Police at 910-457-7917.

We will continue to keep you updated on this developing story.

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Proposed memorial site doesn’t sit well with Southport residents

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

A request to place a memorial to the town’s maritime history on the waterfront, replacing the old Whittler’s Bench, has drawn fire from local residents.

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Wrightsville Beach uses firecrackers to counter bird droppings

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

The cormorants are back in Wrightsville Beach, and they obviously didn’t learn a lesson last year when state officials launched firecrackers to scare them off.

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Carving out a niche at the Cape Fear Fair

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

As one-half of R&S Woodcarving – the other half is his wife, Sue – Rick Cox uses chainsaws to transform large logs and tree stumps into animals, shapes and human silhouettes.

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I, 40 – If only my butt could fix the car engine light

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

We pull into the driveway, open the doors and my son beats his fist against the ceiling of my Honda.

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