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Archive for August, 2012

Swim race honors accident victim

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Wilmington, NC (WWAY) — A local family and the entire Cape Fear swimming community will never forget February 2009. That’s when a young swimmer died in a morning car accident.

Her name was Ryan Young. She was a UNCW student; she coached for a Wilmington swim league and worked part-time at Starbucks.

Now everyone can honor her memory by participating in the Pier-2-Pier Swim Race Saturday, September 15, 2012.

Ryan’s sister, Machelle Young, and the local YMCA Aquatics Director, Joe Herzberg, joined Good Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs on set to discuss the upcoming event. To find out just how meaningful it is to Ryan’s family, watch the whole interview.


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NC museum displays ‘Gone with the Wind’ film items

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The N.C. Museum of History is scheduled to show off a private collection of memorabilia from the movie “Gone with the Wind.”

The items on display in the exhibit “Real to Reel: The Making of ‘Gone with the Wind'” include the Academy Award that Vivien Leigh won for her portrayal of Scarlett O’Hara and her dress from the scene of the attack at Shantytown.

The collection belongs to James Tumblin of Hawaii, former head of the Universal Studios makeup and hair department.

The exhibit opens Friday and runs through Jan. 13, 2013.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Co-defendant takes stand in Bryant murder trial

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

BRUNSWICK CO., NC (WWAY) — The murder trial of Craig Bryant took another turn Wednesday as his co-defendant testified against him.

Bryant is accused of killing Shallotte real estate agent Adam Bradshaw in 2008.

The prosecution shas been waiting to bring Lora Moultrie to the stand because they believe her testimony will be what they need to prove their case.

“He said he was going to kill him,” Moultried said in reference to Bryant’s alleged intentions to murder Bradshaw.

Moultrie says things got messy after Bradshaw sold land that previously belonged to Bryant and his family. She says Bryant did not want to disappoint his family so he decided he had to get the property back by any means he found necessary. Moultrie says that’s when Bryant decided he needed to kill Bradshaw and enlisted her help to get him out to a deserted road.

Moultrie says she called Bradshaw and asked him to meet her at a property on Watt Rd. in Ocean Isle. Moultrie says she never planned to meet Bradshaw at the house but Bryant was waiting for him there. She says Bryant said he was planning to “blow his brains out.”

Moultrie says she tried to talk Bryant out of killing Bradshaw but he did not listen to her.

Stay with WWAY on the trial’s latest developments.

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New Hanover News & Notes – Fundraiser breakfast; membership drive; JDRF diabetes and grandparent event

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The Disability Resource Center will hold its first fundraising breakfast 8-9 a.m. Sept. 5 at Warwick Center,

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House fire on 8th and Queen Streets extinguished

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Fire Department put out a fire this evening on 8th and Queen Streets.

Officials say the fire started in the kitchen.

No injuries have been reported.

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