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Archive for May, 2012

Brunswick News & Notes – Sleep Out; Christmas in July; Butts for Bungalows

Monday, May 14th, 2012

The Brunswick County Streetreach organization invites the public to participate in the first Sleep Out for the homeless.

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Pender News & Notes – Library events; pamper yourself; volunteers honored; students recognized

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Several events will be held at Topsail Township Library.

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Mother’s Day miracle: Good samaritan rescues boy wandering down Shipyard Blvd.

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s a mothers day miracle. A young child was rescued from the side of a busy road after wandering away from home.

It was an emotional morning for Wayne Moody after he spotted a little boy walking down Shipyard Blvd. Sunday morning. Moody, a truck driver, was heading towards the port when he saw the child.

“I saw a toddler walking down Shipyard towards the port,” Moody says. “I stopped immediately and asked where he was going and he said he was five years old and he was going to grandma’s house.

Moody says Wilmington police later told him the little boy had walked a quarter of a mile down the road before anyone decided to stop.

“They were circling around through the intersection here and just going up and down the road and no one seemed to stop, just didn’t show any interest,” Moody says.

Wilmington police came to pick up the boy and take him back home. They say the boy was left at home with his siblings while his father drove his mom to work. That’s when the child wandered off.

Moody, who also has a five-year-old boy, says he’s just glad he could help.

“It made me feel good to basically stay with him until some one came to help him,” Moody says.

Police says there was no indication of neglect at the boy’s home.

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ONLY ON 3: Good samaritan rescues boy wandering down Shipyard Blvd.

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s a mothers day miracle. A young child was rescued from the side of a busy road after wandering away from home.

It was an emotional morning for Wayne Moody after he spotted a little boy walking down Shipyard Blvd. Sunday morning. Moody, a truck driver, was heading towards the port when he saw the child.

“I saw a toddler walking down Shipyard towards the port,” Moody says. “I stopped immediately and asked where he was going and he said he was five years old and he was going to grandma’s house.

Moody says Wilmington police later told him the little boy had walked a quarter of a mile down the road before anyone decided to stop.

“They were circling around through the intersection here and just going up and down the road and no one seemed to stop, just didn’t show any interest,” Moody says.

Wilmington police came to pick up the boy and take him back home. They say the boy was left at home with his siblings while his father drove his mom to work. That’s when the child wandered off.

Moody, who also has a five-year-old boy, says he’s just glad he could help.

“It made me feel good to basically stay with him until some one came to help him,” Moody says.

Police says there was no indication of neglect at the boy’s home.

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Update: Saturday night’s murder victim identified, family claims gang was involved

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The victim in last night’s fatal shooting has been identified as 22-year-old David Terrell McPhatter, of Riegelwood.

Family members did not want to speak on camera, but they told WWAY McPhatter was in Wilmington visiting when a group of men affiliated with the Bloods gang came looking for him. They say the gang members also live in Riegelwood.

Wilmington Police say a fight broke out between two men in the 800 block of S. 9th Street just before 11 p.m. Saturday. The fight apparently led to a shooting. McPhatter died at the scene due to multiple gunshot wounds.

The shooter took off. He’s still on the loose.

WPD investigators welcome information from anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or have information about it. Witnesses have said there were at least 100 people in the general area at the time of the murder.

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