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Archive for June, 2012

Surf City bicyclist dies after accident

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Kenneth Batts, of Surf City, was hit by a Honda passenger vehicle

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doc filmmaker to screen film here, speak

Friday, June 15th, 2012

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FIRST ON 3: Teen back in jail under $1M bond one day after plea deal

Friday, June 15th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Less than 24 hours after taking a plea for inciting a riot involved in the shooting death of a high school football player, a Brunswick County teen is back in jail for violating his probation, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

Jamar Bethea pleaded guilty yesterday to felony inciting a riot. The fight last year led to the death of South Brunswick High School player Marcus Hankins.

Today, Judge Ola Lewis issued an arrest order for Bethea and placed him under $1 million bond for violating the probation she gave him yesterday.

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UPDATE: Police identify victim of suspicious death case

Friday, June 15th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Police Department has identified the victim, whose body was found Thursday night.

He is Zhen Bo Liu, 60, of Wilmington. In a WPD news release, police say Liu worked for a local restaurant and made deliveries. Police say he was working at the time of his death.

EMS responded to a call of a man down near 13th and Queen Streets came at 10:23 p.m.

Although preliminary autopsy results are not yet available, WPD says this case is being investigated as a homicide.

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 information, and send to 274637 (CRIMES).

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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington City Manager hugely exaggerating baseball stadium petition ballot cost

Friday, June 15th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Tuesday night, members of the Wilmington City Council will talk baseball once again.

One item on the agenda is how much it will cost to put Ben McCoy and Josh Fulton’s anti-tax based baseball stadium petition on the general election ballot.

In his proposal to the council, Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham writes, “Additionally, funding in the amount of $40,000 is also being included to cover the cost of putting the stadium question on the ballot in the general election as dictated by the petition in FY 2013, if the Council so desires.”

However, New Hanover County Board of Elections Director Marvin McFadyen says if the city wants to put the petition on the November general election ballot, it would cost more like $1,000.

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