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Archive for November, 2011

Cape Fear Academy greets incoming leader

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Donald S. Berger became the school’s 10th headmaster.

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Sheriff, school district say no evidence of gang issues after school fight

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

BLADENBORO, NC (WWAY) — Things were back to normal at West Bladen High School today. The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and school district say there was at least one fight yesterday at the school.

Despite reports from another Wilmington media outlet, a district spokeswoman says the school was not locked down nor were students sent home early yesterday.

Sheriff Prentis Benston says there is no evidence to support a news report that yesterday’s tensions were gang-related. Benston says there were extra deputies on campus today, which is normal after a fight.

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UNCW enjoys ‘Wagsgiving’ feast

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Thanksgiving got an early start today at UNC Wilmington’s annual “Wagsgiving” feast.

Students lined up early to get a taste of the 1,700 pounds of turkey, hundreds of pounds of mashed potatoes and stuffing and 500 pies.

“Wagsgiving” is named in honor of the holiday and wagoner dining hall.

Buzz across campus begins months in advance for what students call the “hands down, best meal of the year.”

“Basically they serve us Thanksgiving food that I think is so worth waiting in line in the cold for,” UNCW student Kaylan Lebrija said. “It’s so good. It’s very comforting. It’s very good food. It’s really really worth it.”

More than 60 campus dining employees will serve more than 4,000 students, faculty and staff.

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WPD officer recovering after taking cheap shot at downtown bar

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An Apex man and a Wrightsville Beach man facing assault charges after allegedly attacking an off-duty cop. It happened over the weekend at a downtown Wilmington bar.

Surveillance footage from a bar on Front Street in downtown Wilmington shows two men whispering to one another. Less than a minute later one of the men slaps off-duty Wilmington Police Sgt. Curt Stansbury in the back and then gets in his face the other man gets up from his stool.

Stansbury and one of the men chat for about 45 seconds and then without any warning, Stansbury is sucker-punched by the larger guy. The off-duty officer appears to be knocked out as he hits the floor. Bar patrons quickly get the men off Stansbury and help the cop up. Stansbury later talks with an alcoholic beverage control officer about his run-in with the cheap-shot duo.

Though not arrested that day, a magistrate issued warrants for the two men, Robert Bogen, 56, of Wrightsville Beach. and Marc Ingham, 44, of Apex.

Ingham, who is seen in the video punching Stansbury, is charged with assault and battery and misdemeanor conspiracy. Bogen is charged with simple assault and misdemeanor conspiracy. Both men have been served and are out on bail.

As for Sgt. Stansbury, he is saying very little at this time. But in an email he said, “I am recovering the best I can.” The police department says due to his injury, Sgt. Stansbury has not been able to return to work.

We also spoke to Ingham’s attorney, who declined to comment, even when we asked if his client was provoked.

This is not the first time either suspect has been in trouble with the law. Last year Bogen was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. In 1997 Ingham was charged with simple assault. Both men are scheduled for court in January.

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Retail Details: Color me green over Tickled Pinks wares

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

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