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Archive for January, 2012

Painting pup celebrates birthday, raises funds for canine cancer research

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Netop the painting pooch celebrated his ninth birthday this weekend, complete with cake and of course a canvas.

Netop’s mom and dad fostered his creativity, and his paintings have helped raised money for animal and human charities. Also thanks to Netop, New Hanover and Brunswick County Fire Rescues now have pet oxygen masks for emergencies. Netop is the Narragansett Indian word for ‘friend.’

“I think a lot of things might come from nature,” said mom Jacqueline Karch who describes Netop as an abstract expressionist. ”He really does seem to know what he’s doing. If you watch him, I’m not pointing to where he should be. You give him the brush, and he goes up. If he’s tired, he’ll let you know. He’ll just drop the brush, or he’ll just paint right in one corner. Sometimes he won’t let me have the brush back to change the color because he has another idea, and he’ll make a couple of different marks. He really has a lot of fun.”

Netop raffled off one his masterpieces to benefit the Morris Foundation for canine cancer research.

To see more of Netop’s work, visit http://www.netopthedog.com.

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Warren draws primary challenge

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Two fellow Republicans plan to seek his seat

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Bank robbery suspect arrested overnight

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police arrested a man overnight for a Friday afternoon bank robbery. Detectives had gotten a warrant Friday for 26-year-old Branden Paul Kolterjahn in connection with the armed robbery of the TD Bank at 802 S. College Road.

Officers developed information Friday evening that Kolterjahn was at the Travelodge at 4118 Market Street. WPD
units converged on the scene and made contact with Kolterjahn. He surrendered without incident around 2 a.m.

The arrest came a little more than 12 hours after the bank robbery. Police say the suspect had a note threatening bank tellers with a gun, but he never showed a weapon. Employees handed over cash and the robber left.

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City considers buying Water St. deck

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

The city would pay more than $2 million for the parking structure.

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Here Now – Grant allows graduation coach to buy books

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Laurie Wierse received money from Intracoastal Realty to buy the books for three Topsail elementary schools.

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