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Archive for October, 2011

Police seek suspect in Southport bank robbery

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

First Federal Savings & Loan robbed just after noon Saturday

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DEVELOPING: Bank robbery in Southport, Police offering reward for help

Saturday, October 29th, 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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Community leader Betty Ann Sanders’ life and legacy honored

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Family and friends mourned the loss and celebrated the life of community leader Betty Ann Sanders Saturday at a memorial held in UNCW’s nursing building.

Sanders, who died over a week ago in Wilmington, was a veteran broadcaster and familiar face on UNCW-TV shows “Let’s Talk” and “Let’s Read” as well as a long-time university supporter and volunteer.

Sanders and her daughter Jennifer Riker founded and owned Adult Day Services, a health center that helps those with autism, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

“She’s a person that literally would give the shirt off her back,” daughter Jennifer Riker said. “She did everything from the heart. She believed in giving people second chances when they needed it. She had just a tremendous impact on the whole community.”

Riker says Sanders was the most incredible mother and friend who had such a passion for so many. Riker and her husband will continue to run Adult Day Services as a legacy to Sanders.

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DEVELOPING: Bank robbery in Southport

Saturday, October 29th, 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.

Police say a slender white man between 5′ 10” and 5′ 11″ tall 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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Community Action Inc. funding at risk

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

In recent reviews, federal and state oversight agencies identified problems with agency management.

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