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Archive for August, 2012

Students use locker accessories to customize space

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Lacey Kleppinger, 10, saved her allowance this summer to buy decorations for her locker.

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Police put focus on suspected serial killer in 2000 disappearance

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Lee Odham has been poring over the files of women suspected of dying by the hand of John Boyer

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Health Notes – Health center offers supplies, shots

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

A roundup of area health news

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Calabash man sentenced to 10 years in SC shooting

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Calabash man will serve 10 year in prison after he pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a man at his Horry County, SC, vacation home three years ago, the Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports citing court records.

The newspaper reports Thomas Edward Shipplett, 61, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Wednesday. Circuit Court Judge Benjamin H. Culbertson sentenced him to 10 years in prison with credit for time served, according to court records. Shipplett also was ordered to pay court costs.

Horry County police found 56-year-old Dale McDuffie Hammond, of Cerro Gordo, shot multiple times on a pool deck of his vacation home in the Cedar Creek Village subdivision in July 2009 after Shipplett turned himself in to authorities at the North Myrtle Beach Police Department.

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Woman in jail, three men wanted for Tabor City shooting

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — New details about a shooting last week in Tabor City. A woman has turned herself in to police in connection with the crime.

Tabor City Police say Amanda Hardee turned herself in Wednesday in connection to a shooting in a church parking lot last week. Hardee is in the Horry County Jail without bond charged with six counts of attempted murder, burglary, and discharging a firearm into a dwelling. Police say Hardee shot David Grubbs in the neck after he tried to get back his son’s stolen cell phone.

Police in Tabor City and Loris, SC, are also looking for three men they believe are connected to the crimes. Xavier Hemingway, David Hemingway and Dustin Stackhouse are all suspects in the rash of crimes that crossed the state line.

Grubbs is still in the hospital recovering from his injuries. Tabor City Police say they hope to speak with him to find out more about the events leading up to the shooting.

Anyone with information about the men wanted should call Tabor City Police or Loris Police.

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