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Archive for January, 2013

Woman flips car, cited for DWI

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Police Department responded to a single-car crash earlier tonight just inside the city limits close to Motts Creek.

According to police, 48-year-old Susan Renee Grant was traveling north on River Road and ran off the roadway, over-corrected and crossed the road causing the vehicle to roll over.

Grant was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car on the passenger side. She was immediately transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

A further investigation revealed that she was impaired from legally prescribed narcotic pills and illegal drugs.

Grant was cited for a DWI, failure to maintain lane and not wearing her seat belt. She is due in court on February 20th.

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Pet experts say bring pets inside as temps. are expected to fall below freezing

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Temperatures are expected to dip into the 20's overnight. With the extreme cold setting in, pet experts are reminding you to bring your furry friends indoors.

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Jury deliberates fate of mother whose baby was mauled to death by dogs

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) — A 12 person jury is set to return to court Wednesday in Bladen County to determine the fate of a 19-year-old accused of involuntary manslaughter after her 9-day-old baby was mauled to death by dogs in 2011.

Prosecutors say Chelsea Brigman left the baby alone with a number of dogs. Brigman has been in court since last week. In a note to the judge, the jury said they were split nine to three but did not indicate which direction they were divided.

District Attorney Jon David says a special Grand Jury was called for this case. Now, they must determine if the baby’s death was an accident or if Brigman played a role. The judge says deliberation will begin tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

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Teacher of the Week: Terri Brock

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Tonight’s teacher scores extra points with students for her love of sports and clever ways to help kids remember important dates.

This week’s teacher works even when the kids are off. To learn more we head to Trask Middle School for our Teacher of the Week.

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Brunswick Co. approves funding for deputies in elementary schools

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Commissioners in Brunswick County gave final approval for funds Tuesday night, that will pay to put sheriff's deputies in all of the county's elementary schools.

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