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Archive for November, 2011

Jamaican lottery ‘winner’ loses $200,000

Monday, November 21st, 2011

A Jamaican lottery is the latest fraud scheme targeting Brunswick seniors.

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Pit bull to be euthanized after attacking neighbor, cat

Monday, November 21st, 2011

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — A Leland woman is on crutches after a neighbor’s pit bull attacked her yesterday. The dog’s owner says takes full responsibility for the attack.

“Every time I close my eyes I see the attack over and over again and again,” Kelly Diemer said.

Diemer can barely walk a day after a neighbor’s dog visciously attacked her.

“He took a chunk out of my leg,” Diemer said. “I have maybe ten or 15 holes all over my body. Some of the wounds are so bad that they couldn’t stitch them.”

Diemer says her neighbor’s pit bull attacked her from behind in her yard. She says the attack lasted for three or four minutes, but she was afraid she wouldn’t make it out.

“So I just fought,” she said. “I hit it with my purse. I flung my shoe off, and then my boyfriend ran out and saved my life.”

This is not Diemer’s first run in with the dog. Last week she says he killed her cat. She has no intention of suing the pit bull’s owner, but says she just wants them to take responsibility.

“I think that if the dog has been shown to be aggressive, then it should automatically be put down,” Diemer said.

The owner says she feels awful about what happened and has no idea how the dog got out. After Diemer’s cat was killed, Irma Negrete had planned to give the dog away, but after Sunday’s attack, she says the pit bull will be put down.

“I love the dog, but I can’t keep it,” Negrete said. “I don’t want to keep it. I see what it did and what it is capable of.”

Diemer says she hopes her attack will show other pit bull owners just how aggressive the dogs can be.

“What about the next time?” she said. “The next time somebody else might not be so lucky.”

The pit bull is currently being held by Brunswick County Animal Control.

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Firm agrees to annual $157,000 payment to Carolina Beach

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Surfside Management will pay the town $157,000 each year.

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Occupy Wilmington gives up protest spot for now

Monday, November 21st, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Occupy Wilmington has gone from street protests to camping for their cause, but the group now says it has hit a speedbump. The protestors have been asked to leave their position near City Hall, and for the most part they have done so.

A few days ago members of Occupy Wilmington received a handwritten note from the wilmington police. The note told the group they can no longer have tents or sleep outside City Hall unless they are sitting upright.

Occupy Wilmington members say sleeping there without a tent is a safety hazard, so they will no longer stay there.

Although they are still allowed to stand and protest near City Hall, for the most part the group has left that spot. Protestors says they are trying to get a few new ideas. They made it very clear, though, that they are not giving up.

“We’re revisiting how we need to operate in Wilmington,” Occupy Wilmington member Mary-Kate Crum said. “I mean, a lot of the other occupations are a bit more showy and loud, and I’m totally down with that. I stand in solidarity with it, but we also need to keep in mind that we’re in Wilmington. This is the South. We want to be nice.”

Some of the Occupy members question the legality and the credibility of the handwritten note from police, but they say they are picking and choosing their battles.

The group says it is still holding weekly information meetings, but it does not know where the next protest will be.

Members also say they are trying to do more community outreach instead of those protests.

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Chief’s wife charged with assaulting officer

Monday, November 21st, 2011

The wife of Carolina Beach’s retiring police chief was charged Sunday night with assaulting a police officer who allegedly had an affair with her husband, Chief William Younginer.

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