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Archive for July, 2012

Man killed on 30th Street

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Friday’s homicide in Creekwood is Port City’s fourth in 2012

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Extreme heat pushes Progress Energy to demand record

Friday, July 27th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The extreme heat this week has every one looking for a way to keep cool, and it pushed a power company to a new record.

Progress Energy Carolinas says its customers set a peak electricity demand record Thursday, as heat indices of up to 115 degrees had air conditioners churning through the afternoon and evening.

In the hour ending at 5 p.m., customers used 12,738 megawatt-hours (MWh), or 12.7 million kilowatt-hours, of electricity. The hourly demand eclipsed the prior record of 12,656 MWh, set Aug. 9, 2007.

Progress Energy Carolinas does not anticipate record-setting demand on Friday. Nor does the company anticipate problems meeting customer demand during this period of high temperatures. Cooler temperatures are forecast next week.

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Nurse arrested for allegedly stealing from patient

Friday, July 27th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies in Brunswick County have arrested a nurse for allegedly ripping off an elderly patient in her care.

The Sheriff’s Office charged Berkley Lyn Croft, 38, of Winnabow, with exploitation of an elder adult by person in position of trust.

Detectives say a month-long investigation determined Croft, who was working as license practical nurse at a Leland nursing home, used a patient’s bank card without consent to get $1,800 from the patient’s back account.

Croft is out of jail on $5,000 secured bond.

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Fired Leland officers make appeal

Friday, July 27th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Three fired Leland Police officers argued their case to Town Manager David Hollis today about why they deserve their jobs back.

The town fired Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia and officer John Blasingame back in April after an internal investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. Today, the three men made one last attempt to clear their names.

Although the officers’ lawyer previously said he did not feel prepared to argue the case, because he could not get access to information from an investigation, Hollis says the process moved forward. Now, he has to determine what will happen next.

“I don’t want to say, ‘Yeah, I’m going to have it in a certain amount of time.’ I reserve that 15 days to make sure I’m looking through it thoroughly,” Hollis said.

Hollis says this is the last step that needs to be taken so the town can move forward instead of focusing on old issues within the police department.

He says the department is still working under an interim police chief, but a more permanent decision will be made after the appeals process with the fired officers is complete.

“After we can come to a conclusion here, we feel like we’d have a better situation to bring a permanent chief in to play,” Hollis said.

At that point all that would be left unresolved is an SBI investigation into the Leland Police Department. Any potential criminal charges would be up to state investigators.

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Man shot and killed in Creekwood four years to day since another murder

Friday, July 27th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man was found dead inside his home this morning after a shooting at a Wilmington housing project. Wilmington Police say an officer found Brian Grant, 32, inside his Creekwood apartment four years to the day since another murder in the area.

“A tragedy day. That’s what I’m going to call it,” said Ahneekah Salley, who knew Grant.

A Wilmington Police officer responded to Grant’s apartment at 916 North 30th Street in Creekwood around 9:30 a.m. Friday. He found Grant laying in the doorway.

“He had went into the house, and a knock came to the door,” Grant’s friend Michelle Williams said. “He answered the door, and somebody shot him.”

Police say when EMS arrived, there was nothing they could do.

Many who knew Grant are also mourning another murder victim, who died on the same day four years ago.

On July 27, 2008, Emmitt “Cinque” Irving was shot and killed in front of his Grace Street home.

“Every July 27 that comes it’s not going to be a good day for us,” Salley said. “We’re going to have to relive this every year.”

“The crime here has got to stop,” Williams said. “It’s got to stop. When will it end? I don’t know.”

Police say they are actively pursuing leads in the shooting investigation. Officers spoke to a few witnesses this morning.

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