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Archive for February, 2012

FIRST ON 3: Attorney Woody White joins race for New Hanover Commission

Friday, February 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A third candidate has thrown his hat into the ring for New Hanover County Commission. Wilmington attorney Woody White is officially in the race. White filed today to run for one of the three open seats.

He says he wants to refocus the county and bring order by solving common-sense problems the county faces. White says there have been some distractions recently, and he would like to help the county move forward.

He says his experience in Raleigh and as a small business owner will help him better understand the community and make changes he thinks are necessary.

White joins school board member Derrick Hickey and former County Commissioner Buck O’Shields in the Republican race.

The terms for Commissioners Ted Davis, Jason Thompson and Jonathan Barfield are up this year. Thompson has said he will not run again. So far neither Davis, a Republican, nor Barfield, a Democrat, have filed for re-election.

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Felon charged with Friday morning shooting

Friday, February 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Some scary moments at two Wilmington schools this morning. Classrooms were locked down as police looked for a man who fired shots down the street scattering five shells near the corner of 10th and Wooster Streets.

“You never know what’s going to happen and when it’s going to happen around here,” said Danny Miller, who was visiting some friends near where the shooting happened. “You have to be careful. You have to be on your guard every day in this one area here. Truthfully, no. Safety, no. Don’t feel too safe around here.”

Miller said things are getting bad. Several other neighbors we spoke with were too scared to speak on camera. They say they not only fear for their lives but the lives of their children.

Miller says the suspect is an unfamiliar face in the neighborhood. He does not know why the man started shooting. Neither do police, who caught the suspect after a brief chase leading to a host of charges, including discharging a firearm within city limits, hinder and delay of a law enforcement officer, going armed in terror of the public and possession of firearm by a felon.

“I think it’s a bunch of young kids, and I think that they don’t have anything to do, or they are just doing these drugs,” Miller said.

Late this afternoon, police said they charged Joseph Thomas Humphrey III, 26, of Wilmington with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and related charges. He is in jail under $30,000 bond.

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Air date given for Hornet’s Nest’

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Local film production ‘Hornet’s Nest’ to air in March

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Bullets flew, but only 1 hit victim

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The jury was released for the weekend late Friday morning.

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Make way for fire crews

Friday, February 24th, 2012

New gear would enable fire engine drivers to control traffic signals ahead

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