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Archive for April, 2012

Police charge woman after rescuing her from river

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington woman has been charged after a police officer rescued her from the Cape Fear River early Saturday morning.

The woman gave false names before police could identify her as Lydian Beck, 20. Beck told officers she just wanted to go for a swim. She was charged with Unlawful Swimming at a City Park and Hinder and Delay of a Peace Officer. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Wilmington Police say Cpl. Andrew Korwatch was on patrol along the Riverwalk in the 200 block of S. Water Street around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when he heard a scream for help from the river. He saw a woman being carried south by the current. Cpl. Korwatch got past locked gates to get to a floating dock where he was able to throw a dock hose to the woman. She grabbed grab the hose, and then was pulled to the swim platform on the back of a boat. Cpl. Korwatch helped the woman into the boat and then onto the dock. EMS and the Wilmington Fire Department responded.

The rescue was less than twenty-four hours after the recovery of the body of a missing Marine Friday.

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Motorcyclist dies after Friday crash

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

A motorcyclist hit by a car Friday night on Wrightsville Avenue has died of his injuries.

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Swimmer charged after rescue from river

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

A Wilmington woman who was rescued early Saturday from the Cape Fear River faces misdemeanor charges.

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Lejeune Marine stabbed to death in DC; fellow Marine in custody

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (WJLA) — A Marine is dead and another Marine is in custody after a stabbing incident in SE early Saturday morning.

Capt. Jack Norton, spokesman for the Marine Barracks, says that between 2:30 and 2:45 a.m. guard Marines responded to an incident between two individuals on H Street SE outside the Marine Barracks.

They subdued one of them and he was turned over to DC police.

Police say the victim was suffering from multiple stab wounds and was in the 700 block of 8th Street SE. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as Philip Bushong, 23, who was based at Camp Lejeune.

Click here to see the rest of the story, including video, at WJLA.com

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Brunswick News & Notes – Wine Fest; Zumba-thon; black-tie gala

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation is celebrating 20 years of natural science and environmental education by hosting a Wine Fest 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 28.

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