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Archive for July, 2012

Boat building expert prepares for CFCC Boat Show

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Wilmington, NC (WWAY) — Tomorrow marks the 13th Annual Cape Fear Community College Boat Show. Lead Boat Building Instructor Ed Verge stopped by the ‘Good Morning Carolina’ set to sit down with anchor Ashley Jacobs.

He talked about the dedication and countless hours that go hand in hand with crafting boats.

This year see a wide variety of wooden boats, including kayaks, skiffs, and boats from the Simmons Sea Skiff Club. Get all the details on when and where the Boat Show is happening when you watch the full interview.

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How do we turn a private road into a state-maintained road?

Friday, July 20th, 2012

According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, there is a process.

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Divers suit up to combat lionfish in area’s inaugural derby

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The lionfish has been present in North Carolina waters

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BREAKING NEWS: Mass shooting at “The Dark Knight Rises” premiere in Colorado

Friday, July 20th, 2012

AURORA, COLORADO (AP) — A gunman opened fire early Friday at a suburban Denver movie theater on the opening night of the latest Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises,” killing 14 people and injuring at least 50 others, authorities said.

The gunman, who is in custody, stood at the front of the theater and fired into the crowd about 12:30 a.m. MDT at a multiplex theater in a mall in Aurora.

“Witnesses tell us he released some sort of canister. They heard a hissing sound and some gas emerged and the gunman opened fire,” Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said at a news conference.

Police, ambulances and emergency crews swarmed on the scene after frantic calls started flooding the 911 switchboard, officials said.

Officers came running in and telling people to leave the theater, Salina Jordan told the Denver Post. She said some police were carrying and dragging bodies.

Officers later found the gunman near a car behind the theater.

“A gas mask, rifle, handgun at least one additional weapon (were) found inside,” he said.

The suspect was taken into custody, but no name was released. Oates said there’s no evidence of any other attackers. There was also no immediate word of any motive.

The suspect spoke of “possible explosives in his residence. We are dealing with that potential threat,” Oates said

Police were at the Denver-area apartment and had evacuated other residents of the building. Oates did not say whether any explosives had been found.

He said police also checked for explosives in the parking lot and at the Century 16 theater and secured those areas.

Moviegoers spoke of their terror as violence erupted and people around them fell victim.

Bejamin Fernandez, 30, told the Post that he heard a series of explosions. He said that people ran from the theater and there were gunshots as police shouted “get down!”

Frenandez said he saw people falling, including one young girl.

Jordan told the paper that one girl was struck in cheek, others in stomach including a girl who looked to be around 9-years-old.

Jordan said it sounded like firecrackers until someone ran into Theater 8 yelling “they’re shooting out here!”

Hayden Miller told KUSA-TV that he heard several shots.

“Like little explosions going on and shortly after that we heard people screaming,” he told the station.

Hayden said at first he thought it was part of a louder movie next door. But then he saw “people hunched over leaving theater.”

The police chief said 10 victims died at the theater and four at area hospitals.

At least 24 people were being treated at Denver area hospitals.

Eleven people were being treated at the Medical Center of Aurora for gunshots and ranged from minor to critical condition. Two others walked in to be treated for tear gas contamination.

Denver Health had seven victims – one in critical and the rest in fair condition.

The youngest victim reported was a 6-year-old being treated at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where a total of six victims were taken. Their condition wasn’t known.

Two people in critical condition were rushed to nearby Swedish Medical Center, spokeswoman Nicole Williams said.

Aurora is on Denver’s east side and is Colorado’s third-largest city with 327,000 residents. It is home to a large Defense Department satellite intelligence operation at Buckley Air Force Base, as well as The Children’s Hospital, the University of Colorado Hospital and a future Veterans Affairs hospital.

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

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‘Better Living’ hits stands today

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Wilmington, NC (WWAY) — StarNews releases its latest project today. ‘Better Living’ hits stands this morning and the magazine will help the local baby boomers navigate life.

Promising everything from financial advice to tips on trying wine and everything in between, the magazine is sure to interest readers. Editor Pam Sander told ‘Good Morning Carolina’ anchor Ashley Jacobs about a feature article in the current issue that explores career changes for mature adults. She said, "You get your job and you start working and you’re making ends meet then you hit your thirties and suddenly it starts to dawn on you and usually around 40 it hits you: you really didn’t mean to do that your whole life."

The current issue of ‘Better Living’ profiles six local individuals who made major career changes. Check out Ashley’s full video with Pam Sander.

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