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Archive for June, 2012

Portion of Market Street to be resurfaced

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Three miles will be fixed this summer

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Memorial held for murdered delivery driver

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The community continues to mourn the murder of a Chinese food delivery driver.

60-year-old Zhen Bo Liu was shot and killed June 14 near 13th and Queen Streets in Wilmington while making a routine delivery.

A private memorial was held Saturday in Wilmington. Liu’s family and friends from the area and from across the globe attended the Chinese memorial.

While family members are thankful for support from the community and media, they say they are still grieving and did not want any cameras or reporters inside the service.

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Murdered delivery driver’s family thanks community at memorial

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

The parking lot of a funeral home was full for a memorial of Zhen Bo Liu.

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Intoxicated swimmer, good samaritan rescued at Wrightsville Beach

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — An early morning swim turned dangerous at Wrightsville Beach. Crews from the Coast Guard, Wrightsville Beach Fire Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Ocean Rescue helped rescue two swimmers from the water around 3 a.m. Saturday.

A concerned citizen called 911 when they saw a man start to struggle in the water. A good samaritan jumped in to help, but also became distressed.

New Hanover County dispatch contacted Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach while the New Hanover County Sheriff’s department launched their helicopter, SABLE, and Wrightsville Beach Fire Department deployed two Ocean Rescue lifeguards from shore.

About 10 minutes after the initial call, a 25-foot Response Boat and small crew from CG Station Wrightsville Beach arrived on scene. SABLE illuminated the area from above, while the boat crew pulled the distressed swimmer, the good samaritan and one of lifeguards onboard. The second lifeguard swam ashore while the boat, crew and passengers headed to the CG Station.

“The crew of did an outstanding job in the recovery of the people in the water, and I attribute it to us working hand in hand with the local agencies,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jose Segura, operations petty officer of Station Wrightsville Beach. “This comes from years of developing relationships with the local agencies in the community.”

The man rescued was reportedly intoxicated, but in good health, and was taken into custody by New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputies.

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NC wildlife group offers reward in elk killing

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A reward is being offered to help catch those responsible for the May killing of three elk near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Haywood County.

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation has pledged $5,000 to anyone who provides information about the elk killing that leads to an arrest, conviction, civil penalty or forfeiture of property by those responsible.

A bull elk was killed with a .22 caliber firearm and a cow was shot with birdshot from a shotgun. The third was a pregnant cow elk that was killed with an unidentified weapon.

The poached elk were part of a reintroduction program by the park that began in 2002. Initially, 25 elk were brought to Cataloochee Valley. The herd has grown to 140 and has spread beyond the park boundary.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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