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Archive for August, 2012

Man arrested for allegedly strangling Chihuahua

Monday, August 27th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -– For many people our pets are like our family and we mourn their loss very difficultly. What would you do if your dog was brutally killed?

Friday, Cory Morgan Gray, 24, allegedly strangled his girlfriend’s six-pound Chihuahua while she was in class at Cape Fear Community College.

“I found him there, and I found little Charlie. He just looked like so in pain and so tense, and he just looked so pitiful and helpless,” said Jenna Branham, the dog’s owner.

Gray was booked on preliminary charges of felony cruelty against animals. After spending one hour in jail Gray was released on a $5,000 secure bond.

“If Charlie had been a person, it would be murder, but it’s not. It’s animal cruelty,” Donna Branham said. “It’s not animal cruelty. It’s animal murder. He murdered this dog.”

The Branham family is trying to raise awareness about animal cruelty cases such as this by starting an online petition to strengthen animal cruelty laws.

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Fort Fisher ferry to run limited schedule on Monday

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

The Southport-Fort Fisher ferry will run abbreviated routes Monday due to a problem with the Motor Vessel Fort Fisher.

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$17 million sought for septic tank project

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

New Hanover County officials will apply for a nearly $17 million loan to replace failing septic tanks on nearly a thousand parcels of land.

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Two filmmakers kick off Cucalorus Festival’s first artist-in-residency program

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Matt Hulse and Elizabeth Lawrence will help shape Cucalorus Film Festival’s first artist-in-residency program.

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Isaac moving through Gulf, headed for Mississippi

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Issac will continue to move through the Gulf of Mexico. The storm’s track has shifted to the west, and it will likley approach Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama by Wednesday. The official track suggests Isaac could strengthen to a Category 2 storm before making landfall. Once the system moves inland over the Gulf states, weakening is expected.

We don’t expect any storm effects locally this weekend. The "left-over" rain from Isaac will likely head toward the Carolinas by the middle-to-end of next week. Models differ on the storm’s path once it moves inland, so the exact amount of rain we should expect is uncertain. But we will definitely see an increase in tropical moisture and rain/storms mid-to-late week.

Parts of southeastern NC have already experienced high rain totals from an unrelated system over the past few days. Any additional rain from Isaac could lead to flooding problems. There will also be a slight chance of isolated tornadoes in North Carolina by mid-week. 

You can always see up-to-the-minute forecasts from the StormTrack 3 Weather Team at Hurricanes 101, and catch a full Tropical Video Update

Weather Forecaster Asha Davé




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