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Archive for December, 2012

4:30 p.m. Update – College student’s murder yields $10

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Four people were charged Monday morning in the murder of Joshua Proutey, 19.

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BB&T finances and builds basketball facility for Boys and Girls Club

Monday, December 17th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — After months of hard work and donations from BB&T, a basketball facility for the Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington is finally complete.

Thanks to the BB&T Lighthouse project, over $50,000 was invested into the new basketball facility on Anderson and Fanning Streets in Wilmington. More than 100 volunteers donated their time to make the new project possible.

This is just one of many projects sponsored by BB&T’s Lighthouse fund.

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Collecting pillow pets to comfort Sandy Hook Elementary survivors

Monday, December 17th, 2012

A local family in Pender County is doing a “Pillow Pets” drive. The drive will collect pillow pets and send them to every student at Sandy Hook Elementary.

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Family remembers the life of slain CFCC student

Monday, December 17th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Joshua Proutey was described as a vibrant, hardworking young man who dreamed of being a marine officer and later a physicians assistant. Unfortunately, all of that was taken away from him Thursday night in what police are calling a senseless act of violence.

“He was just a very loving kind, gentle soul, who I don’t know ever had an enemy. I don’t know that anybody would ever want to harm him. It makes more sense that it was random,” says Patty Proutey, the Joshua’s mother.

Joshua Proutey was a devout Christian who in his 19 years of life touched many lives.

“He spent a lot of years of his life in Guatemala doing missions trips and he would reach out to kids who had absolutely nothing and literally give him the clothes off of his back,” said Patty Proutey.

After graduating from West Johnston High School in Benson, Proutey could think of only one place to start his college career. “He came to Wilmington in August to go to school. He desperately wanted to live in Wilmington,” said his mother Patty. “He loved to be near the beach. He really was passionate about so many things that an ordinary 19 year old would not be passionate about.”

It’s that warmth and compassion that leaves his mother searching for answers as to who could do such a horrible thing to her son. “There is no way that I will ever comprehend or understand why this happened to Joshua,” said Proutey. “As any parent who has been through this must know I could not believe that my beautiful, precious, gentle Joshie is not here anymore. I just need to know why.”

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Goolsby to be appointed as co-chair of Senate Judiciary I committee

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger announced Monday he plans to appoint Senator Thom Goolsby and Senator E.S. “Buck” Newtown as co-chairmen of the Senate Judiciary I committee early next year.

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