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Archive for November, 2011

2nd grade teacher arrested on drug charges

Monday, November 28th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Pender County teacher is facing some serious charges after being arrested over the weekend for drug crimes.

According to court documents Wilmington Police arrested Lori Kirkpatrick Saturday. She is charged with drug trafficking opium or heroin and maintaining vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.

Kirkpatrick is listed as a second grade teacher on South Topsail Elementary’s website. No word yet from the school district about her arrest or employment status.

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‘Hornet’s Nest’ cast members announced for Wilmington filming

Monday, November 28th, 2011

TNT has announced cast members for “Hornet’s Nest."

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Teen charged in armed robbery

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Police arrested a 17-year-old in connection with an armed robbery Sunday night.

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Wilmington teen misses cut at duck calling contest

Monday, November 28th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We told you last week about a Wilmington teen competing for the unique title of World’s Best Duck Caller. Nathan Garrett and his dad traveled to Arkansas over the weekend to compete in the World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest.

Garrett was the youngest of more than 60 competitors. He did not advance in the competition, but says he had fun and learned a lot from the veteran callers.

Garrett still has confidence in his calls and says he plans on competing as much as he can.

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McIntyre pushing Congress to honor veterans who continue service in community

Monday, November 28th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) was in Wilmington this afternoon to talk new legislation, and he thinks it’s an issue everyone in Congress should be able to come together on.

McIntyre was in town to honor our veterans. He says he’s taking the tribute a step farther and attempting to create the Veterans Distinguished Public Service Award.

Bud Sweetman of Sunset Beach was the first to receive the award McIntyre hopes will go national.

Sweetman served in Europe during World War II. In the decades since, he has served the community in countless ways including donating nearly 40 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross.

McIntyre says in times like these, when Congress cannot seem to agree on anything, he thinks leaders should come together to support those who have served our country.

“Just as our community shows their appreciation, we want to show that appreciation on the national level,” McIntyre said, “and I feel like, United States Congress, this is something that with all the other bickering going on and disputes about other things, we can stand together in honoring our veterans and honoring our military, and we certainly should do it.”

McIntyre has introduced the bill in the House of Representatives to establish the Department of Veterans Affairs Medal for Distinguished Public Service. He hopes it will become law soon.

Sweetman says he plans to continue to give blood and help in any way he can, because he says that’s what patriots do.

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