Wilmington HotelsWilmington AdvertiseWilmington AttractionsWilmington BeachesWilmington Business DirectoryWilmingtonWilmingtonWilmington GolfWilmington JobsWilmington NewsWilmington DiningWilmington Weather
     

 

 

Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

Archive for December, 2011

Brunswick jail inmate’s death called suicide

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

An inmate found dead in his Brunswick County jail cell on Friday died of an apparent suicide.

More: continued here

Amber Alert ends as murder victim’s kidnapped daughter found

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — A little girl has been found safe in Virginia, but police are still looking for her father, who they suspect of killing her mother in North Carolina.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Debbie Tanna says the 1-year-old girl was found Tuesday morning at a Food Lion in Newport News, VA.

Tanna says the girl was dropped off by her father, 23-year-old Alexander Zelaya.

Police plan to charge Zelaya with first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Marianna Reyes, the little girl’s mother. Her body was found early Tuesday in front of her Fayetteville home. She had been shot multiple times.

Investigators say Velaya fled the scene with the little girl in tow after stealing a neighbor’s car at gunpoint.

Tanna says police in Virginia are helping with the investigation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

More: continued here

NC Baptist leader wants civil debate on marriage

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — The newly-elected president of North Carolina’s largest religious denomination says he’s hoping for a civil debate over a proposal to ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution.

The Rev. Mark Harris, president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, tells The Charlotte Observer he understands the question is an emotional one.

But Harris says he thinks both sides can respectfully argue their cases.

Harris was elected to a one-year term last month. The convention represents roughly 4,300 churches and some 1.3 million members in North Carolina.

Voters will decide in May whether the state constitution should be amended to ban same-sex marriage.

Not all Christian leaders are in favor of the idea.

About 250 clergy members from multiple denominations have signed a statement denouncing the proposal.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

More: continued here

Amber Alert ends as kidnapped murder victim’s daughter found

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — A little girl has been found safe in Virginia, but police are still looking for her father, who they suspect of killing her mother in North Carolina.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Debbie Tanna says the 1-year-old girl was found Tuesday morning at a Food Lion in Newport News, VA.

Tanna says the girl was dropped off by her father, 23-year-old Alexander Zelaya.

Police plan to charge Zelaya with first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Marianna Reyes, the little girl’s mother. Her body was found early Tuesday in front of her Fayetteville home. She had been shot multiple times.

Investigators say Velaya fled the scene with the little girl in tow after stealing a neighbor’s car at gunpoint.

Tanna says police in Virginia are helping with the investigation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

More: continued here

Fire guts historic NC mansion, 5 hospitalized

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

LEGGETT, NC (AP) — A rural North Carolina mansion is a smoking ruin and five people are recovering from injuries after a blaze gutted the home.

Fire officials say 12 people were staying at what is known as the Arthur Fountain House, near the Edgecombe County town of Leggett. Five adults were sent to the Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill after the early-morning fire Monday. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

County Fire Marshal Butch Beach says the homeowner believes smoke detectors saved their lives.

The columned three-story house was built in 1918 on a family farm of 700 acres. Preservation North Carolina called it one of the state’s best Classical Revival mansions.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

More: continued here

 

Archives

News provided by WWAY NewsChannel 3 and the StarNewsOnline

|Home| |Events| |Attractions| |Accommodations| |Restaurants| |Golf| |Beaches| |Jobs| |Getting Here| |Climate| |Directory| |News| |Advertise| |Contact Us|

 
 
  Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina