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Archive for September, 2012

Head Start program denied funding

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The Head Start program in Wilmington will no longer be operated by New Hanover County Community Action Inc. after the Department of Health and Human Services denied the organization's appeal request earlier this week.

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Leland Police to accept text tips

Friday, September 28th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The Leland Police Department is the first department in Brunswick County to offer text tip services to its citizens.

Beginning next week, the Leland Police Department will launching tip411, an internet-based tool that lets the public text message anonymous tips to police. It also lets police respond back creating a two-way anonymous “chat” in both English and Spanish.

Police say tip411 is not a substitute for dialing 911. If you are calling in an emergency you should always call 911 for an immediate response.

Reserved exclusively for Public Safety purposes and powered by CitizenObserver, a St. Paul, Minnesota Company, tip411 puts a new crime fighting tool into the hands of the Leland community for all ages and demographics.

Leland Police say this is part of their new focus to actively engage the public and encourage the citizens to play an active role in keeping neighborhoods and schools safer. Soon, every marked patrol vehicle will be outfitted with a decal with the tip code that anonymous tips can be sent to.

Starting next week, anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the Leland Police Department by way of text.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closed this weekend

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is closed Friday night at 8 p.m. and will re-open on Monday, Oct. 1 at 5 a.m.

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Woman shot while trying to man from shooting others

Friday, September 28th, 2012

A man wanted for a shooting earlier this month turned himself into authorities Thursday morning, according to Whiteville police.

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DEVELOPING: Cleveland to host Captain America 2 filming

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Local leaders indicated Marvel Studios was considering Wilmington for the filming of the Captain America sequel.

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