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Archive for December, 2012

Police keep eye on convenience store after overnight robberies

Monday, December 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are busy this Christmas Eve looking for suspects in armed robberies early this morning. They say they are paying close attention to convenience stores.

Early this morning, police received two separate armed robbery calls from two different Handee Hugo’s gas stations in Wilmington.

Around 1 a.m., police responded to the Handee Hugo’s at 3706 Shipyard Blvd. An employee said two men entered the store, one with a shotgun and demanded cash.

Then, about an hour later, another hold up at the Handee Hugo’s at 425 North College Road. This time, an employee said a man approached her with his hand in his sweatshirt pocket and ordered her to clean out the register into a bag.

Detectives are not sure whether the robberies are related.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wilmington Police.

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Severe weather outbreak possible on Christmas Day in Gulf states

Monday, December 24th, 2012

A developing low along the Gulf of Mexico could bring strong storms and tornadoes to the Gulf Coast states on Christmas Day. That same system could bring severe weather to the Carolinas the day after Christmas.

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Two men shot in Bladen Co. after dispute

Monday, December 24th, 2012

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office says two men were shot this morning after a dispute.
Thomas Daughtey, Jr., 42 was shot in the abdomen.
Thomas Daughtey, 62 was shot in the hand.
Both men were transported to Cape Fear Valley hospital in Fayetteville.
The investigation is ongoing.

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Troopers give tips to drivers getting ready to hit the road this holiday season

Monday, December 24th, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also one of the busiest times of the year. Thousands of drivers will hit the road to travel to friends or family this holiday season.

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‘Turtleman’ gives kids a Christmas treat

Monday, December 24th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — While kids will wait for Santa’s superfast flying reindeer to make their global trek tonight, it was a much slower set of animals that grabbed attention in Leland today.

Randy Gallagher, better known as “Turtleman,” was back in our area today. He brought his tortoises to the Arby’s off US 17.

Turtleman travels all over with the tortoises to educate people about wildlife. He says he loves to see kids interact with the animals.

Children we spoke with say the tortoises made for a memorable Christmas Eve.

“It was fun to ride the turtle. It was really fun,” Mikayla Branch said. “It went a little slow but it was really fun to ride on a tortoise.”

The kids had a blast riding Gerry, a 35-year-old African spurred tortoise.

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