Wilmington HotelsWilmington AdvertiseWilmington AttractionsWilmington BeachesWilmington Business DirectoryWilmingtonWilmingtonWilmington GolfWilmington JobsWilmington NewsWilmington DiningWilmington Weather



Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

Archive for November, 2012

Donations down: charity reports a decrease during the season of giving

Friday, November 30th, 2012

It's the season of giving – but one group is finding it a little harder to get donations this year.

More: continued here

Police arrest man in Fayetteville shooting death

Friday, November 30th, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – An 18-year-old Fayetteville man is in custody in connection with the shooting death of a man known for helping the homeless and feeding wild cats throughout the city.

Fayetteville police said Terrane Kulaia Dukes is charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the death of 67-year-old Wolfgang Joppich, who died Sunday night from a single gunshot wound after he was found lying on the ground on a local street.

Detective Ronnie Hutchins told a news conference that investigators think others may have been involved in the shooting and robbery. Hutchins said there are people in the community who know the others who they believe assisted Dukes.

Dukes is being held without bail in the Cumberland County Detention Center. It’s not known if Dukes has an attorney.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

More: continued here

Is all business good business for downtown Wilmington?

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Wilmington, NC (WWAY) – With recent the recent addition of some new restaurants, business is booming in downtown Wilmington, but one local business owner says not all business is good business.

“Man downtown has been really hot,” says Hunter Ford, owner of Momentum. “I’ve had the best year that we’ve ever had here. I had the best weekend I’ve ever had over Cucalorus weekend just a couple of weeks ago. So I’ve been impressed with how fast the rebound has happened downtown.”

But recently Ford says he noticed a disturbing trend that worries him that organizations set up to bring business downtown are resting on their laurels.

“A couple of those organizations have been counter productive,” says Ford. “They have brought businesses that are seasonal downtown that don’t reflect where we’re trying to go with our downtown.”

Ford says seasonal businesses like Rita’s take away from the appeal of downtown by closing for months at a time and giving off the appearance that downtown is a dying area.

“Although I really like Rita’s and frequent the place a lot I would like to see more places that are committed to our growth and being a responsible party downtown and seeing this through because we are not seasonal!” said Ford.

More: continued here

NC lawmaker pleased that evidence cleared him

Friday, November 30th, 2012

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – State Rep. Larry Womble says he’s glad that evidence helped clear him of charges stemming from a car crash in which a motorist was killed.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/V9bbB1) that Womble made his first public appearance since the N.C. Attorney General’s Office dismissed a charge of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Additional evidence showed that Carmichael’s car crossed the centerline on Dec. 2, 2011, and collided with Womble’s car. Carmichael’s blood-alcohol level was 0.29, more than three times the legal limit.

Womble said nearly every bone in his body was broken and he can no longer see out of his left eye, but his doctors say he is progressing well.

While not ruling out another run for public office, Womble said his focus right now is on his recovery.


Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

More: continued here

Great white shark tracked from Cape Fear to a mile out

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The emergence of a great white shark near the shores of North Carolina would be a cause for alarm.

More: continued here



News provided by WWAY NewsChannel 3 and the StarNewsOnline

|Home| |Events| |Attractions| |Accommodations| |Restaurants| |Golf| |Beaches| |Jobs| |Getting Here| |Climate| |Directory| |News| |Advertise| |Contact Us|

  Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina