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Archive for February, 2013

911: ‘I need an officer out here. I have weapons on the bus’

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

A student in Brunswick County is accused of having a knife on a school bus Wednesday.

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Economic development director says state needs to push incentives to get businesses

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Leaders are finding out what it will take to bring more business to Brunswick County.

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N.C. tourism conference coming to Wilmington Convention Center

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

The Lights! Camera! Tourism! theme will highlight film and TV production

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Elizabethtown Police make arrest for attempted murder

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) — An Elizabethtown man is charged with attempted murder after police say he shot out the back window of a moving car last night.

Police say it happened just after 7 p.m. on Dunham Street. Officers say they caught Eric Christopher Bennett, 26, running from the scene. They also found a handgun nearby that had been reported stolen from the Clarkton area.

Investigators say there were two people in the car that was shot at, including the same person leaving Bo’s Food Store Feb. 9 when shots were fired there. No one was hurt in last night’s shooting.

Bennett is charged with two counts of felony attempted first degree murder, felony possession of firearm by a convicted felon, felony possess of a stolen firearm, felony shooting into an occupied vehicle, go armed to the terror of people, discharging a firearm in town limits and resisting arrest. He is in the Bladen County Jail under $703,000 secured bond.

The Department of Corrections website shows Bennett spent nearly five years in prison for a 2006 robbery conviction.

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List reveals New Hanover tax debtors owing $12.3 million total

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Business was booming at the New Hanover County Tax Office this week, despite the fact that property taxes were due in early January.

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