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Archive for March, 2013

SC man charged with arson in NC

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Dallas Knotts of Little River is facing four separate charges, including arson.

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Police searching for driver after hit-and-run with bicyclist

Friday, March 29th, 2013

By Brian Freskos


Seventy-three-year-old John Riester said he was pedaling home Wednesday afternoon when a car abruptly turned in front of him at an intersection on Wrightsville Avenue.

The ensuing collision sent Riester tumbling over his bicycle’s handle bars. His head slammed into the car window before he landed on the pavement, shattering his wrist.

What angered Riester was not only the crash itself, but that when he looked up, the car was speeding away.

Patrol officers are looking for the car, a newer model silver Nissan Altima with damage to its left side rear door, in connection with the hit-and-run that happened about 3:10 p.m. at Wrightsville and MacMillan avenues, said Wilmington Police Department spokesman Kevin Smith.

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WEATHER: Warmer weekend (at a price)

Friday, March 29th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – OK, here's the deal, it is indeed going to get warmer over the next couple of days as high pressure transitions to our east. That's the good news, but with a return of the warmer

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NC sweepstakes cafes still open, despite 2010 ban

Friday, March 29th, 2013

LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) – Electronic sweepstakes games are supposed to be illegal in North Carolina. But hundreds of Internet cafes across the state continue to offer the fast-moving games mimicking Vegas-style slots.

Three months after the state Supreme Court unanimously upheld lawmakers’ most recent ban, there has been no visible statewide effort by law enforcement authorities to put the multimillion dollar industry out of business.

The North Carolina Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement is granted the explicit responsibility under state law to root out illegal gambling. Public Safety Secretary Kieran Shanahan said Thursday the agency is conferring with local law enforcement and prosecutors on how to best enforce the sweepstakes ban.

Meanwhile, local prosecutors and county sheriffs in more than a dozen jurisdictions have moved ahead. They are raiding cafes, seizing computers and making arrests.


AP writer Biesecker reported from Raleigh, Weiss from Charlotte, and AP national writer Breed from Louisburg.


Follow Biesecker at Twitter.com/mbieseck

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Michelle’s Markdowns: 50-cents or less for Easter meal staples and more (thru 4/2)

Friday, March 29th, 2013

There are great deals for those looking for some Easter meal staples and sweets.  All you need is a printer, a web connection and a computer.

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