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Archive for April, 2013

Two Pender men plead guilty to murder

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Michael L. Grant Jr., 38, of Rocky Point , was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the shooting death of his neighbor.

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New Melissa McCarthy movie starts filming this week

Monday, April 29th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The newest flick to start filming in Wilmington is “Tammy,” staring Melissa McCarthy, according to a film permit request from the City of Wilmington.

IMBd.com says the movie, due out in 2014, is about a woman who loses her job and finds out her husband has been unfaithful then hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.

The website lists Melissa McCarthy as a director and a cast member. Other celebrities reported to be in the film include Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd and Kathy Bates.

The film permit says “Tammy” will film around the area through the end of June.

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Judge finds man guilty of killing neighbor while high on bath salts

Monday, April 29th, 2013

A judge found a man guilty Monday afternoon who was accused of killing his neighbor in 2011.

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News & Notes – Tourney to help build new hospital house

Monday, April 29th, 2013

A roundup of area news in brief.

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Three charged in Brunswick County cocaine bust

Monday, April 29th, 2013

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Three people are in jail after local, state and federal agents busted a cocaine operation in Brunswick County.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit, along with the State Bureau of Investigations and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms worked together on the bust, that led them to find 330 grams of cocaine Thursday.

Kemine Taylor, 23, of Hale Swamp Rd., Shallotte, and Joshua Orlando Bernard, 24, of Beach Dr., Ocean Isle Beach, are each charged with 12 counts of trafficking in cocaine, two counts of sell/deliver cocaine and one count of conspire to traffic in cocaine. They are both in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under $1 million secured bonds.

Amy Michelle Slusser , 27, of Beach Dr., Ocean Isle Beach, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, because investigators say her children were in the home where officers found the drugs.

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