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Archive for March, 2013

City officials say home repair fraud is up; how you can avoid it

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

When it comes to home repairs, you can never be too sure who you're letting work on your home while you're away. As it turns out, some criminals have been posing as contractors and Mayor Bill Saffo said, they've recently been targeting the elderly.

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Bar fight involving a knife sends off-duty officer to hospital

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man who pulled out a knife during a Wilmington bar fight sent 3 people to the hospital early Friday, including an off-duty Wrightsville Beach police officer.

It happened around 1 a.m. at Sand Bar in University Commons on S. College Road.

Wilmington police say it all started when a man was groping girls in the bar. Someone then confronted the man, trying to break up what police are calling the assault of several women.

That’s when the suspect pulled out a knife, cutting the man trying to break up the assault in the face.

After hitting a woman in the head with a beer bottle, an off-duty Wrightsville Beach police officer helped take the man out of the bar.

Once police arrived at the scene, the off-duty officer realized he was cut in the forearm.

The officer drove himself to the hospital, and the man cut in the face was transported by EMS.

Police found the man at a gas station nearby on College Acres, and took him into custody, and then to the hospital for treatment.

Police say the man’s last name is Sutton, and he is facing several charges, including assault.

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WEATHER: A wet January weekend – in March

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A chilly and wet weekend forecast as an unsettled weather pattern continues to unfold. Friday: Highs today will struggle into the low to mid 50s. This – in spite of the very

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UNCW allocates $100,000 for officer accreditation following death of Peyton Strickland

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

It's been more than six years since a student was shot and killed by deputies in his home and UNCW just released a statement relating to the Cape Fear Community College student's death.

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Off duty officer helps break up fight that sent 3 to hospital

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Three people, including an off duty police officer, are in the hospital following an altercation at the Sand Bar early Friday morning.

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