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Archive for November, 2012

Student speaks out following teacher arrest, social media attacks

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Hoggard High school students are responding to the arrest of their teacher and football coach. Michael Supak, 37 was charged Thursday with indecent liberties with a student.

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Boaters rescued after skiff capsizes in Shallotte Inlet

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

A pair of boaters were rescued from Shallotte Inlet early Sunday afternoon after their flat-bottomed skiff capsized.

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Child shot during home invasion

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

SAMPSON COUNTY (WTVD) — The Sampson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a home invasion that has left a child fighting for his life.

Authorities were called to a home on Plantation Lane outside of Clinton around 10:30 P.M. for a reported burglary and shooting.

The 911 caller said a male suspect broke into the home and tried to force entry into a bedroom. When the suspect couldn’t break in, he fired a gun into the bedroom striking a 4-year-old child. The father attempted to chase the suspect who fled into a getaway vehicle, police said.

Family members drove the child to Sampson Regional Medical Center where he was airlifted to a regional medical facility. Officials said the child is on life support and listed in critical condition.They have not released his name at this time.

The suspect is described as a tall black male. Police were unable to get a vehicle description of the getaway car or how many other suspects were inside.

As police were responding to this incident, a second burglary was reported at 2285 Turkey Highway. The 911 caller said three armed suspects took a large screen television. No one was hurt, police said.

The three suspects were described as black males wearing hooded sweatshirts.

Investigators have not linked the two incidences at this point, but anyone with information should contact the Sampson County Sheriff’s Department at (910) 564-5261

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Freeman, Bucs defeat Panthers 27-21 in OT

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Josh Freeman threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Clark in overtime to cap the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 27-21 comeback win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

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Locals pray for Israel

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Conflict in the Middle East continued to grow over the weekend with airstrikes in Gaza and Israel.

An Israeli missile flattened a two-story house in a residential neighborhood in Gaza City today, killing at least 11 civilians. Officials say Israel is targeting homes of wanted militants.

Members of the B’nai Israel synagogue in Wilmington are praying for their loved ones tonight, and for peace in the Middle East.

Things are peaceful at the B’nai Israel. But over 5,000 miles away, along the Gaza Strip, things are anything but peaceful.

In Wilmington, many members of the B’nai congregation fear for their loved ones in Israel.

“The last time I was in Israel, I was at the border of Gaza and Israel and we could hear the rockets and the machine guns going off,” said Gayle Ginsberg, who has family in Israel.

Ginsberg had planned to fly to Israel this week. But as the situation deteriorates, she is reconsidering.

“I’m sure if I decide to go, I’ll be nervous. You can’t help but be nervous. It’s different now because Israel is at war.”

“The missiles can now reach toward Tel Aviv and into Tel Aviv and toward Jerusalem,” said Rabbi Robert Waxman. “So now it’s a different thing.”

Waxman says that people in the United States cannot understand what it is like for those in harm’s way.

“We can’t imagine sitting here on Chestnut St. just if bombs would be coming from Leland. Who would tolerate that?”

While it is impossible to predict how the current conflict will play out, members at B’nai hope their prayers will reach the Middle East.

“God bless everybody in Jerusalem that’s Christian and Arab and Jew,” said Ginsberg. “The world needs to learn peace.”

This morning, President Obama fully backed Israel’s right to defend itself saying, “There is no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens.”

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