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Archive for October, 2012

Couple in Mercedes charged after fleeing police

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

A Wilmington man and woman were arrested Tuesday night and charged with possession of marijuana after the man, driving the pair in a Mercedes, fled from police, according to a police report.

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Beloved book, turned movie, turned musical premieres in Wilmington

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

City Stage is performing the award-winning musical The Color Purple for the first time in Wilmington.

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Christmas comes early with beach sand sculpture

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — You may have seen a jolly figure being sculpted out of the sand on Wrightsville Beach a couple months early today.

Sandi Adams of Sandi Castles was in front of the Holiday Inn sculpting Santa Claus for guests and the public. The holiday sculpture is made completely out of sand, and it should last a couple days so families can use it for Christmas card photos.

“People from the community can come, stand with the sculpture, take their family photo, have fun with it,” Adams said. “They can even tell people they did it if they want. Shhh, we won’t tell.”

The sand sculpture includes St. Nick accompanied by a set of sandy Christmas trees.

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Woman arrested in $94k heroin, meth bust

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Sheriff’s narcotics detectives seized more than 20 ounces of black tar heroin and more than 100 grams of methamphetamine. The drugs have a combined street value of more than $94,000.

Nancy Barrientos, 30, faces multiple felony drug charges.

“This is the largest amount of black tar heroin I’ve seen in my career as a narcotics investigator” Capt. David Ciamillo said in a news release. “Add the seizure of more than 100 grams of methamphetamine, and the result is a successful joint investigation that led to the arrest of a major drug trafficker and the seizure of an awful lot of dangerous narcotics.”

The investigation, which started back in August, was a joint effort between the Sheriff’s Office and Jacksonville Police.

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Wilmington drug dealer sentenced to federal prison

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man will spend more than a decade in prison on federal drug and gun charges.

Wilmington Police arrested Dymon Black in August 2011 after they say he robbed a man who wanted to buy drugs from him. Prosecutors say Black fired his gun into the ground near the robbery victim. Later they say Black shot himself in the hand while unloading the gun at his home. He went to the hospital claiming he was the victim of a robbery, which led to the hospital calling police.

Investigators say Black consented to a search of his home, where officers found his gun, 19 bags of marijuana and a substantial amount of blood from where Black had shot himself. Police took Black into custody, and he confessed to what happened.

In July, Black pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possessing and using a firearm during a drug trafficking offense.

A federal judge sentenced Black to 10.5 years in prison followed by five years supervised release.

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