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Archive for October, 2012

Teacher of the Week: Marsha Campbell

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Many factors determine what makes a teacher special, but the best people to turn to for those evaluations are often parents.

This week, a parent pointed us to Eaton Elementary for our Teach of the Week Marsha Campbell.

Thanks to our sponsors Ashley Furniture HomeStore, Corning Credit Union and Stevenson Automotive for their support of education in our community.

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Cruise ship passenger taken to hospital by Coast Guard helicopter

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

The Coast Guard evacuated a 52-year-old woman from a cruise ship east of Elizabeth City Tuesday.

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FIRST ON 3: Student injured at New Hanover High School

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident at New Hanover High School that injured a student this morning.

Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says just before school started this morning someone through an aluminum coffee mug of the fifth floor of the school. Brewer says the mug hit a boy on the head in he courtyard below. Brewer says the student was taken to the hospital to get stitches.

Deputies are searching for anyone who was in the area when the mug was thrown. Brewer says no one has been taken into custody.

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FIRST ON 3: Student hurt, another charged at New Hanover HS

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has charged a 14-year-old boy after he allegedly injured another student at New Hanover High School this morning.

Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says around 8:15 a.m., the suspect, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, threw an aluminum coffee mug from the fifth floor of the school. Brewer says the mug hit another boy on the head in the courtyard below. Brewer says the student was taken to the hospital, received six staples and was released.

The suspect is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to cause serious injury.

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WPD seizes Mercedes after driver wouldn’t stop, caught with drugs, beer

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police seized a man’s luxury car, after they say he drove off when they tried to pull him over last night.

WPD says a patrol officer was running radar in the 2100 block of Market Street and saw a Mercedes going 61 mph in a 35 mph zone. When the officer went after the Mercedes, the driver made a quick left onto 21st Street and then a right on Wolcott Street accelerating the entire time, police say.

Police say Shawn Lamont Morant, 37, finally pulled over at Wolcott and 20th street. The officer noticed the smell of marijuana in the car and found the drug during a search along with drug paraphernalia of heroin and several empty beer bottles. Police say one of the bottles was thrown from the car before it stopped.

Police arrested Morant and his passenger, Aeisha Milton, 24.

Morant is charged with reckless driving to endanger, speeding, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute (PWIMSD) schedule VI (marijuana), felony speeding to elude arrest with aggravating factors, driving while license revoked. He was also cited for open container after consumption. He posted a $10,000 bond and was released from jail.

Police because of his previous criminal history and the flee to elude charge, they seized Morant’s Mercedes.

Milton is charged with PWIMSD schedule VI and was released on a $4,000.

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