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Archive for January, 2012

Police: Store owner fired warnings before shooting robber

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) — New details in the shooting death of an attempted robber at a store yesterday in Lake Waccamaw.

Police say Charles Hickman, the owner of Waccamaw Outdoor Supply, shot the suspect after firing multiple warning shots.

Police are still not releasing the name of the man killed, but they say that he had no criminal record or history of drug use. Investigators say he was armed with a hammer and was wearing a bandana. Police say the man may have had some mental issues.

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Fellow Republican says he’ll challenge Warren for Brunswick Co. Commission

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Southport man says he will run for the Brunswick County Commission seat held by a controversial fellow Republican.

Dr. Joe Agovino announced today he will challenge Commissioner Charles Warren for the Republican Nomination for County Commissioner from District 3.

Agovino says he ran successfully against Warren for Dosher Hospital Trustee in 2005 and was reelected to that position in 2011. He says he will continue his interest in serving the healthcare needs as well as the other needs of the citizens of Brunswick County as County Commissioner.

Agovino has a PhD in psychology, MSW in social work, Master of Professional Studies in criminal justice and a BA in sociology. In addition to being a licensed Social Worker, he has been a NC Real Estate
Broker since 2000 and is currently with Intracoastal Realty on Oak Island.

Agovino said in a statement he is running “to give back to the community and to make a good county even better.”

Warren has been embroiled in controversy of late. The County Commission censured him last year for refusing to step down from the Social Services Board after the commission adopted a policy to not serve on community boards. Last month Warren, as chair of the Social Services Board, threw another member and a reporter out of a meeting. He was then kicked out of the next County Commission meeting. Tuesday County Commissioners will hold a hearing to see if there is cause to remove Warren from the Social Services Board.

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CFCC teacher joins Wahlberg in ‘Contraband’

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — From the classroom to the big screen, one Cape Fear Community College teacher is in a major motion picture hitting theaters tomorrow.

Jack Landry, the lead drama instructor at CFCC, is in the new movie “Contraband” staring Mark Wahlberg. It’s an exciting experience for both landry and his students.

“I just got lucky with ‘Contraband’ and scored a little part and it kind of turned into more than I initially thought,” Landry said.

Landry has been in a few shows and movies in his lifetime, but this might be the biggest one yet. The movie “Contraband” is what he calls the “Italian Job” on water. Landry says he expects to be in a few scenes in the $41 million film.

“I play the second officer who is the officer on… we actually shot on the Belatrix, which is the biggest boat the Navy owns,” Landry said.

The movie was shot in New Orleans and Panama back in the spring. Wahlberg also produced the film. Landry says he enjoyed the limited time he spent with him.

“He was super nice, very cordial,” Landry said. “A couple times he would come up and say, ‘Is everyone treating you ok?” So you know, it was a great experience.”

As the premiere date to his new movie approaches, Landry’s not the only one pumped about his role. His students at Cape Fear say they’re just as excited.

“I think it’s really cool,” Elizabeth Ferguson said. “I get to say I know some person that’s going to be on the big screen.”

Zeeko Zaki said, “I didn’t know that he was doing that movie, and I’ve seen trailers for it, and it looks awesome. I’m really excited that he gets to be a part of it.”

Many students say they plan on going to the theater this weekend to see their teacher in action. As for Landry, he says he will probably get dressed up and go to the movie with family and friends.

“Because for whatever reason they didn’t call me for the big premiere.,” he said “I don’t know why I think that’s crazy. I’m so integral to the story.”

Landry also hopes that this movie wont be his last and plans on being in more films or shows in the future.

“I’m looking forward to whatever they call me in for,” he said.

Landry has lived in wilmington since 2005. He has had roles in the TV shows “One Tree Hill” and “Surface.”

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Food Lion closing more than 100 stores, none in our area

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize says it is cutting almost 5,000 jobs in the United States as it closes underperforming stores, according to the Associated Press. No stores in our area will be affected.

Delhaize said Thursday that it is shutting down 113 Food Lion supermarkets, as well as seven Bloom and six Bottom Dollar Food stores within the next 30 days. A distribution center located in Tennessee will also be closed.


Food Lion was founded and is based in Salisbury in Rowan County.

“We believe these actions will enable us to better serve our customers in our markets with high density, while positioning the company for future growth,” Ron Hodge, the CEO of Delhaize America, said.

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Sex abuse victim files lawsuit against former coach

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Suit lists coach, now-defunct Southeastern North Carolina Youth Basketball Association and Grace Harbor Church.

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