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Archive for December, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Victim says he woke up to a pistol pressed against his head

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Police are searching for a person involved in a home invasion early Thursday morning.

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Several people hurt in string of afternoon crashes

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It was a busy afternoon for law enforcement in Wilmington and New Hanover County dealing with several injury accidents. One near downtown Wilmington sent two children to the hospital.

Just after 3 p.m., police were called to the intersection of 10th and Dawson streets. Wilmington Police tell us a car hit two children, 10 or 11 years old, who were riding motorized mini-bikes after the kids apparently ran a red light. Neither child was wearing a helmet. Both were taken to new hanover regional medical center. No word yet on their injuries.

Meanwhile, crews were on the scene of two separate accidents just miles apart in New Hanover County.

The first was at the intersection of Carolina Beach and Golden Roads.One man involved in the accident tells us a SUV ran the red light and hit a car turning right out of Golden. The SUV was then pushed into the other direction of traffic, where it hit a truck head on. All of the drivers and some passengers were taken to the hospital.

Just as crews were cleaning up that accident, there was another on River Road. The driver of the truck involved says as he came around a curve, a van was making a U-turn in the road and he could not stop in time, hit the side of the van. He was not hurt. The driver of the van was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

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Top stories of 2012 – Death of Sgt. Thomas "TJ" Jefferson Butler IV

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

He was a good man whose loss will have an everlasting affect on his family and friends.

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2 children hit by car while crossing street

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Wilmington Police Department is on the scene of an accident, that happened Thursday afternoon, involving 2 young children, according to officials.

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Outgoing Perdue defends how she governed NC

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says she’s doesn’t regret her decisions declining to seek re-election and pushing for higher taxes to restore education cuts.

The Democrat told The Associated Press on Thursday she’s at peace with how she governed since being sworn in January 2009 at the height of the Great Recession. Republican Pat McCrory will succeed her next weekend, the culmination of sweeping GOP electoral gains that occurred during Perdue’s term.

Perdue says she committed early on to leave the state in a better situation when she left office, regardless of political consequences. Perdue and fellow Democrats passed a budget in 2009 that raised sales and income taxes to help close multibillion-dollar gaps.

The governor she intends to remain involved in education and to start a private company.

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

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