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Archive for February, 2013

Man pleads guilty to theft of winning $1 million scratch-off ticket

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

A Wilmington man charged with the theft of a winning lottery ticket that his wife claimed

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Deputies: Man who wanted to buy guy tried to steal gun with gun

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators in Bladen County say a man who wanted to buy a gun instead tried to use it to steal it.

The Sheriff’s Office says Rodney Autry Jr., 22, of Elizabethtown, told the victim he was interested in buying his handgun. They agreed to meet to see if Autry liked it enough to buy it.

After Autry shot the handgun a couple of times in a field Tuesday, investigators say he pointed the gun at the victim and told him to leave. A third person with them saw the whole thing.

Deputies arrested Autry yesterday. He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and second degree kidnapping. Autry is in the Bladen County Jail under a $62,500 secured bond.

Department of Corrections records show Autry received probation for a 2009 larceny conviction.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Komen ‘Race for the Cure’ downtown this weekend

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The Wilmington Race for the Cure® is happening downtown this weekend! As a fundraising event in the fight against breast cancer, we expect over 2,500 runners and walkers to participate in the 5K event on Saturday morning, March 2nd.

The Race begins at 8:30am with the start and finish lines on 2nd Street between Princess and Dock St. For the safety of all participants, it will be necessary to restrict traffic on the streets along the race course. We regret any inconvenience it may cause, but we hope that by alerting you in advance, we can work together to minimize any problems. Street closures will occur as follows. The listed times are conservative estimates. Sections of the course actually reopen as soon as the trailing car passes each intersection.

1. 2nd St. between Princess and Orange St. – 4:00am- 12:00pm
2. Orange St. from 2nd St. to Front St. – 7:00am – 9:45am
3. Front Street from Orange St. to Nun St. – 7:00am – 10:00am
4. Nun Street from Front St. to 5th St. – 7:00am – 10:00am
5. 5th Street from Nun St. to Red Cross St. – 7:00am – 10:30am
6. Red Cross St. between 5th St. and 4th St. – 7:00am – 10:30am
7. 4th Street from Red Cross St. crossing over 3rd St. – 7:00am – 10:30am
8. North Front Street to Hanover St. – 7:00am – 11:00am
9. Hanover St. between Front St. and Nutt St. – 7:00am – 11:00am
10. Water Street from Nutt St. to Princess St. – 7:00am – 11:00am
11. Princess St. between Water St. and 2nd St. – 7:00am – 11:00am

Note: 5th Street will remain open to Southbound traffic (away Market St.) throughout the event, but you will likely encounter some delays at the Market St. traffic light.

Traffic control will be posted at the following intersections to allow intermediate traffic flow:
· 3rd and Nun St.
· 3rd and Davis/Front St.
· 4th and Red Cross St.
· 5th and Market St.
· 5th and Nun St.
· 5th and Red Cross St.

Komen Race for the Cure events raise significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Your enthusiastic, neighborly support will be a highlight for our participants! We encourage you to join us as a participant and/or be a cheering squad for participants along the route.

If you have questions, please call the Race hotline at 866-971-CURE (2873). For information about the Race check our website at www.komennctc.org. Thank you again for your help in making this event a success.

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Man sells drugs to undercover agents, pleads guilty

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

A man who sold cocaine to undercover agents was sentenced to nine years in prison.

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School leaders consider limited stunting for cheer, instead of taking it away

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

The owner of Cheer Infinity is fighting to keep stunt work in middle school cheerleading.

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