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Archive for February, 2012

Wilmington man shot in hand, chest

Monday, February 20th, 2012

A 27-year-old Wilmington man sustained gunshot wounds to his hand and chest Sunday.

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UPDATED: Man shot near downtown Wilmington

Monday, February 20th, 2012

THE LATEST FROM THE WILMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT: WPD officers responded to a report of shots fired and located the victim, age 27, on the front porch of a residence in the 700 block of S. 5th Avenue. (NOTE: The victim had sustained gunshot wounds to the hand and chest.) Officers administered first aid until EMS arrived. The victim was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. The victim told investigating officers that several men had tried to gain entry through the back door of his residence. He fought with them in the backyard until they shot him. After his attackers fled, the victim ran from his own residence and knocked on a couple of neighbors’ doors before getting help at the residence where officers found him. Several witnesses who provided information said the assailants may have left the area in a 2009 Honda Accord, possibly white with tinted windows.

NOTE: Anyone with information is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600. Information also may be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Enter Tip708 and the message, and send to CRIMES (274637).

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting after a man called New Hanover County Dispatch claiming he was shot in the leg and attacked by five men.

The incident happened around 10:30p.m. Sunday near Fifth and Wooster Streets.

No word on the victim’s condition.

Stick with WWAY for continuing coverage.

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Shipyard Blvd. in 5-year plan

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Why do they allow heavy trucks on Shipyard Boulevard?

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Second case of rabies confirmed in New Hanover Co.

Monday, February 20th, 2012

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -— New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the second case of rabies for 2012 in New Hanover County. ACS officers took custody of a fox, after it attacked a resident in the area of East Seaview Road and Myrtle Grove Road on Friday, February 17. The fox was euthanized and sent to the State Lab for testing.

The resident was notified of the positive results and ACS canvassed the area to educate the public on the importance of their pets being current with their rabies vaccination.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines recommend animals that are not current on their rabies vaccinations be destroyed. Pets with up to date vaccinations should be re-boostered within five days. Pets should never be handled without protective gloves after being exposed to wildlife, due to the potential for carrying residual saliva from the infected animal. All pets should be vaccinated as a primary defense against the spread of rabies.

There are three primary routes of transmission of the rabies virus, which is carried in the saliva of the infected animal: 1) the primary route of transmission is through a bite which breaks the skin of the victim, 2) salivary contact to an open, fresh wound, or, 3) salivary contact to the mucous membranes of a potential victim.

When dealing with primary rabies vectors (raccoons, foxes, skunks, and bats) or unknown animals, such as wildlife, it is recommended that the animal be handled with protective gloves to prevent viral transmission. People should stay away from any animal that they have not been cleared to hold or pet, including owned dogs or cats, and especially wildlife.

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Asian seafood bar opens downtown

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Wilmington chef Keith Rhodes has opened Phun Seafood Bar downtown.

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