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Archive for March, 2013

Pender shelter allegations voiced

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Pender County Commissioners were presented Monday with complaints about the county animal shelter

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Fire destroys Wilmington home

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Unattended cooking is to blame for an early morning fire Tuesday

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MARKING HISTORY: Civil War vet William Loring travels and fights for Egyptian Army

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Military heroes appear regularly in history books, but there are few tales that closely resemble that of Wilmington-born William Loring. 

Born in 1818, his family stayed in the Port City for only a short time, moving to Florida when he was just four. Young William seemed to have a flare for fighting, taking up arms at the young age of 14 to fight in skirmishes that would lead to the Seminole Wars. This began the start of a military career that would span five decades. 

He led men into battle as a major in the Mexican War, losing his arm in a battle at Chapultapec. After fighting for the United States, he would soon lead battles for the Confederate Army during the Civil War, earning the nickname "Old Blizzards" for his style. 

Perhaps the most interesting part of Loring's legacy came when he uprooted himself and dedicated his services to the Egyptian Army. In 1869, the Egyptian leader enlisted the help of fifty Civil War veterans to help defend their lands. 

Loring stood command in the defense of Alexandria for ten years, before returning to America. He wrote a book entitled, "A Confederate Soldier in Egypt" upon his return.

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BREAKING: Six Marines killed and several injured in Nevada incident

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

HAWTHORN ARMY DEPOT, NV (NEWS RELEASE) — A fatal incident occurred during a training exercise shortly before 10 p.m. Monday at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nev., killing seven servicemembers and injuring several others with 2nd Marine Division.

The injured have been transported to area hospitals for treatment and further evaluation.

The identities of those killed will be provided 24 hours after primary next of kin notification. The status of those injured will be provided as it becomes available.

“We send our prayers and condolences to the families of Marines involved in this tragic incident. We remain focused on ensuring that they are supported through this difficult time,” said Maj. Gen. Raymond C. Fox, II MEF commanding general. “We mourn their loss, and it is with heavy hearts we remember their courage and sacrifice.”

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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Proposed gun range shot down by Pender leaders

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Leaders in Pender County shot down plans for a proposed gun range Monday night at their regularly scheduled meeting.

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