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Archive for February, 2012

Wildlife commission seeks to buy land

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The larger of the two tracts would be a 526-acre addition to the existing Green Swamp Preserve

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Police arrest man they say ran from shooting scene

Friday, February 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police arrested a man overnight for a shooting at a Castle Street club.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired at the Sportsman’s Club at 1111 Castle Street around 2:15 a.m. When they got there, they spotted Frederick McIntyre Jr., 29, walking quickly away from the scene. When officers confronted him, they say McIntyre ran.

During a chase, police say McIntyre drew a handgun from his waistband. When ordered to drop it, they say he threw it in some bushes. After a brief struggle, they took McIntyre into custody. Meanwhile, officers learned that a male man with a gunshot wound had been taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center by someone he knew. No word on the identity of the victim or his condition.

McIntyre is in custody at the New Hanover County Jail. under $20,000 bond. He’s charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a stolen firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, discharging a firearm inside city limits.

No one has been charged yet with the shooting, which is still under investigation.

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Do council, news duties conflict?

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Councilwoman Jane Crowder was shocked when her newspaper co-ownership was questioned.

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Shooting suspect in custody, schools locked down as precaution

Friday, February 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have a man in custody after they say he fired shots this morning. Officers caught the man near 12th and Wright Streets after he ran between two homes.

At this point, investigators do not believe any was shot, and they are not sure why the man was firing shots on Dawson Street between 9th and 10th Streets earlier.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says Williston Middle School and Gregory Elementary were locked down as a precaution.

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Shooting suspect in custody, school lockdowns over

Friday, February 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have a man in custody after they say he fired shots this morning. Officers caught the man near 12th and Wright Streets after he ran between two homes.

At this point, investigators do not believe any was shot, and they are not sure why the man was firing shots on Dawson Street between 9th and 10th Streets around 8:30 a.m.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says Williston Middle School and Gregory Elementary were locked down as a precaution. The lockdowns are over.

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