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Archive for January, 2013

Parking fees could be on rise again in Wrightsville Beach

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Alderwoman Elizabeth King first proposed the increase at the town’s annual parking workshop Jan. 17.

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WPD releases more details on Tuesday shooting, standoff

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have released new details in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday that had four Wilmington schools on lockdown for hours during a standoff.

Police say as officers tried to arrest Jermaine Cordova, 36, he pulled a gun. That led narcotics agents to draw their own weapons and fire.

While running through a backyard, Cordova ran into a uniformed officer and once again exchange fire. At some point during the chase Cordova was shot in the knee. He is in the hospital under 24-hour watch.

The three officers involved are on administrative leave pending the results of a SBI investigation.

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City truck, car crash on Carolina Beach Road

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

A blue Toyota Corolla received heavy front-end damage, said Detective Kevin Smith.

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Port South Village adult-care home closing over Medicaid funding law

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

In order to receive Medicaid funding, no more than 50 percent of a facility’s population can have a primary diagnosis of mental illness.

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Police release more details about Tuesdays shooting

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The shooting led to an hours-long standoff when one of the suspects hid in a shed.

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