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Archive for January, 2012

Man charged with rape of child

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man serving time for kidnapping is now accused of raping a child.

Jabarr Johnson has been in prison for kidnapping since April 2009. Now he’s charged with first degree rape of a child and two counts of sex offender use of a social website.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says the rape happened before johnson went to prison. A sheriff’s office spokesman would not say whether the kidnapping and rape victim are the same person.

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Man shot while trying to rob Columbus County store

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) — Store clerks in New Hanover County have become famous for protecting themselves from would-be robbers. Now that trend has moved out to Columbus County, where there was a shooting earlier today near Lake Waccamaw.

Lake Waccamaw Police say an employee at Waccamaw Outdoor Supply gunned down a man attempting to steal from the store around lunch-time.

Neighbors say they heard three gunshots. When they rushed over to the store, the suspect had been shot in the head.

They say the man who was shot tried to rob the same store last week.

Police are not confirming the identity of the shooter or the robbery suspect at this time. They say the man shot was rushed to Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Whiteville, then transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. His condition is unknown.

No word on any charges.

The shooting is still under investigation.

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Wilmington couple pleads in receipt of drugs through mail

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Both face up to 20 years in prison for the drug charge

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Case delayed for suspects in cop sucker punch

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An off-duty Wilmington Police officer allegedly assaulted by two men in a bar will have to wait to see what will happen with his accused attackers.

Robert Bogen and Mark Ingham had their case continued today until March 14. They are accused of assault and conspiracy.

The november incident was caught on camera. The surveillance footage shows Sgt. Curt Stansbury being punched and knocked to the ground.

The prosecutor in the case said the defense needed more time to prepare.

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CFCC drama instructor in new Mark Wahlberg film

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — If you catch the latest Mark Wahlberg film, Contraband, which opens nationwide on Friday, you might recognize a familiar face from Wilmington.

CFCC instructor Jack Landry will appear in a small speaking role in the film.

Landry, who teaches acting in CFCC’s Humanities and Fine Arts Department, auditioned for a role in the film last year and landed the part.

He traveled to New Orleans to shoot his scenes last March and spent two weeks on set, where he worked with JK Simmons (who appeared in Juno, Spider-Man and others) along with Mark Wahlberg.

“From an actor’s perspective, it was an awesome experience,” Landry said.

The director of the film had also done quite a bit of acting, so he really left a lot of room for the actors to improvise and actually contribute their own lines.

“A lot of the lines were improvised, so as an actor, it was a lot of fun,” Landry said.

Being in front of the camera also helped Landry as an instructor too. On set, he recorded much of the behind the scenes activity on his iPhone and talked with the crew to share the experience with students at CFCC.

Landry said that the experience has been especially helpful in his “Acting for the Camera” course at the college.

“It’s great to be able to use something I have a real passion for and apply it to the classroom. Students really respond when you can use a real-life situation to demonstrate what you are trying to teach,” Landry said.

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