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Archive for January, 2012

Pender News & Notes – Eagle Scout; boating class; Alzheimer’s presentation

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Eric Stimits achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 19.

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Striped bass are caught, tagged and tracked

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Cape Fear River Watch Striper Catch and Release Tournament kicked off Saturday morning in downtown Wilmington.

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Southport residents use MLK’s message to inspire youth

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Residents gathered in Southport to sing, march in the sun and celebrate the reverend’s legacy of peace and tolerance.

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Thousands look on as eagles hatch at NC lake

Monday, January 16th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of people watched two eagles hatch in a nest near the top of a tree at Jordan Lake.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that a website had more than 10,000 hits by late Friday, with viewers from North Carolina to Australia.

The moments were captured by a camera mounted over the nest in late 2010 by a team of N.C. State University students, staff and faculty.

The nest was rigged with solar-powered devices wirelessly connected to a router. The live feed was a big success last year, when two chicks hatched in January and remained in the nest until they fledged in April.

A biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started streaming the video feed just days before eggs hatched last week.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Murder victim’s family speaks out

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A medical examiner has confirmed the discovery of a body buried in a yard off Cowan Street as Latricia Ana Scott. Now the murder victim’s family is speaking out.

“I had a bad feeling that something happened to my daughter because she’ll never not call. She’ll call me,” said Linda Scott, Latricia’s mother.

Tuesday night 24-year-old Latricia did not return home from her class at Cape Fear Community College. Sensing something was wrong, Linda Scott called police the next day.

Latricia’s family members say they heard on the streets that she had been spending time with 55-year-old Andrew Bernard Adams. According to police, Adams has a criminal record that dates back decades, including rape, assault and trying to escape from jail.

“He started popping up at my sister’s school and coming around her house,” said Latricia’s sister, Shanita Bullock. “I caught him peeking in my window Christmas night and I went up stairs and I told my daddy.”

Latricia’s family also says that they heard Adams was waiting on her at CFCC when her class ended Tuesday. After that they argued all the way back to her house where neighbors say they heard a scream.

“I’m wondering why nobody could call the police or something,” said Jacqueline Mckoy, Latricia’s cousin. “I mean everybody knows this child. This child has never messed with nobody, and I mean nobody.”

Latricia’s family says they knew of Adams and that he was a registered sex offender but say what happened is worse than they could have ever imagined.

Friday Wilmington Police found Latricia’s body buried in his yard. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

“That’s my daughter, I’m going to miss her,” said Linda Scott. “I cry every night and I cry every day but I want that man punished. I don’t want him to walk the streets no more. He’ll do somebody else’s child like that.”

Neighbors say parts of her body were buried in different sections of the yard.

Latricia’s famly says they suspected Adams from the beginning and even had a phone conversation with him.

“He said he had some work to do and clean up the back yard,” said Linda Scott.

Adams was arrested Friday night after a standoff with Wilmington Police and charged with first degree murder in Scott’s death.

Latricia is survived by her two children.

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