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Archive for April, 2013

WEATHER: Severe weather risk tonight

Friday, April 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Moisture and heat will be moving into the area from the south. Throughout the day as temperatures roll into the 80s on Friday ahead of a potent cold front. This front will bring

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Wilmington man sentenced for heroin distribution

Friday, April 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release when he gets out.

In November, Carnell White pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute and the distribution of 100 grams or more of heroin.

During the course of the investigation, the Wilmington Police Department made three undercover purchases of heroin from White between September 2011 and February 2012.

The investigation also revealed that White was responsible for distributing more than 1.5 kilograms of heroin into Southeastern North Carolina.

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Emergency management employees honor life of dispatcher

Friday, April 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Employees with New Hanover County Emergency Management remembered the life of one of their own during a candlelight vigil Thursday night.

Jeff Davis, 58, was a dispatcher for the department for nearly two years. He died Tuesday from what is believed to be a heart attack.

His co-workers gathered in the serenity garden at the County Government Center, each holding a burning candle. They talked about how Davis seemed to know everyone and always brought a positive attitude to work.

“Every time he picked the phone up, he was genuinely interested in that person he was speaking with,” Emergency Management Supervisor Warren Lee said. His desire was to get them the best help he could get them in the quickest way he could do it.”

Davis is survived by one son.

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Oak Island fire

Friday, April 19th, 2013

OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Oak Island Fire Department responded to a home on East Pelican Drive just after 10 P.M. Thursday night.

Investigators say neighbors called for help after seeing smoke pour from the home.

Firefighters on scene said the home was unoccupied and no other homes in the area were damaged.

The blaze destroyed the home.

No word on the cause of the fire.

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BREAKING: Firefighters battling large blaze in Oak Island

Friday, April 19th, 2013

The fire broke out at a home near the corner of East 19th Street and Pelican Drive.

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