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Archive for November, 2011

Son shoots mom’s boyfriend after she’s hit with beer can

Monday, November 14th, 2011

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — A Sunday morning domestic at 3332 Hwy. 701 S. ended in one person being shot.

Paul Lewis Sawyer, 44, was shot in the thigh with a shotgun Sunday morning following a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend, Tina McDaniel. Sawyer allegedly struck McDaniel with a thrown beer can, and her son retrieved a shotgun and shot Sawyer.

Deputies were called around 3:15 a.m. and found Hunter Lynn Guyton, 18, of the same address as Sawyer in the front yard. A shotgun was removed from the residence that is believed to have been the weapon used. Sawyer’s injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Sawyer was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and will be charged with Assault on a Female for the assault against McDaniel once he is released from the hospital.

Guyton was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury and was released from the Bladen County Jail after posting a $10,000 secured bond.

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Toyota gives Carolina Canines for Service a lift

Monday, November 14th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An area charity is getting a free ride to help move along its efforts.

Toyota Scion of Wilmington gave a new minivan to Carolina Canines for Service. The giveaway is part of the 100 Cars for Good program.

It will be used to drive wounded veterans and others with disabilities, as they get trained service dogs and learn to work with the pups.

The Toyota 100 Cars for Good program will award 100 vehicles over 100 days to non-profit organizations nationwide based on votes from the public. Carolina Canines is today’s winner.

The group has provided more than $6 million in assistance, at no cost to its clients.

“When we have someone in a manual chair or a power wheelchair we now have the opportunity to get them anywhere we need to get them,” Carolina Canines President/CEO Rick Hairston said. “When we are going around town doing training with them and their dog we no longer have to try and rent an expensive vehicle. We no longer have to try and rely on somebody else getting them to and from, we can now do it ourselves.”

Toyota Scion of Wilmington says the Sierra with its special advancements is worth more than $60,000.

Carolina Canines will place its 50th service dog in December.

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Want to talk about signs?

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Open house set on Carolina Beach Road sign rules.

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Hoop star to give away turkeys in hometown

Monday, November 14th, 2011

SHALLOTTE, NC (WWAY) — A former West Brunswick High, NC State and NBA basketball player is giving back to his hometown from afar.

Cedric Simmons is playing for a pro team in Spain, but this weekend he and his family are making sure needy families have a good Thanksgiving. His Simmons Kids First Foundation is giving away 100 turkeys to anyone who feels like they need the help this holiday.

The giveaway is Saturday at West Brunswick High School in Shallotte. It runs from 10 a.m. until 1 pm. or until the turkeys are gone.

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Fans from around the world make final visit as ‘One Tree Hill’ shooting wraps this week

Monday, November 14th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The final countdown is underway for “One Tree Hill,” and fans are not happy to see the show go.

The drama attracts fans from all over the globe. Girls and guys from France and Canada traveled to the Port City just to get a glimpse of their favorite characters as shooting wraps this week on the show’s ninth and final season.

Stephanie Slevar and her sister drove 15 hours from Niagra Falls, Canada. She said she’s been a fan from the beginning because the characters are just so relatable.

“It’s just about teenagers going through life and then growing up and people staying friends, making families, making enemies,” Slevar said. “It’s just an all around good story. You just fall in love with them since the beginning. Each character grows, and you grow with them, have the same story line. It just kind of goes along with your life.”

Slevar said she loves the show so much, she feels like Wilmington is her second home.

“One tree hill” is scheduled to wrap shooting later this week.

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