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Archive for September, 2012

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed after crash with deputy’s car

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County Deputy is facing charges after a crash Monday afternoon that killed a motorcyclist. The victim is Thomas Varney of Virginia.

The accident happened on Old Ocean Highway and Shingle Tree near Calabash.

The deputy is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to yield.

Highway patrol is investigating and has not yet identified the deputy involved. They do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved.

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Plans move forward for new Pender jail

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Pender County commissioners voted to move forward with plans to build a new jail on Monday night. However, they won't actually purchase the property until an architectural firm completes a due diligence on the land.

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One person injured in North 10th street shooting

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say one man is in the hospital after being shot Monday evening in the 500 block of North 10th Street.

Police say a call came in to dispatch around 6 p.m., with reports of multiple shots fired and one man injured. When officers arrived, they say the victim had already been taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the suspect had fled the scene.

Sgt. Matt Ingram with WPD says witnesses describe the suspect as a black male, with long dreads, and wearing a white t-shirt. Ingram says police will continue to circle the area to see if they can identify anyone that might match their description for the suspect.

Ingram says detectives went to the hospital to get more information from the victim, who he says has non-life threatening injuries.

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Food truck cook-off rolling into Wilmington

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Before the food trucks can roll into town for a cook-off in downtown Wilmington, some local businesses already want the event to relocate.

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Pender board gives approval for new jail complex

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The Pender County Commissioners took a step forward Monday night toward building a new jail and law enforcement center.

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