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Archive for April, 2013

Homes evacuated Tuesday night

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Soda bottles left in street burst

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Berger’s DUI case continued

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Commissioner’s court appearance moved to June 23

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HAPPENING TONIGHT: CFCC students serve, prepare dinner deal at Bluewater Grill

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Enjoying a nice dinner out at the beach tonight will also help some students working on their career path.

Tonight students from Cape Fear Community College’s Hospitality Management program and Pineapple Guild student club will prepare and serve a three-course meal at Bluewater Grill’s upstairs banquet facility along the Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach.

The meal, which includes two glasses of wine or soft drinks, costs $35. The menu includes soup or salad, a choice of entree (Drunken Coconut Chicken, Rasta Pasta with Shrimp, or Jerk Spiced Pork Chop) and dessert. Proceeds from the event will benefit CFCC’s Pineapple Guild and hospitality education scholarships.

“Events like these are an excellent way for our students to gain real-world experience,” CFCC President Dr. Ted D. Spring said in a news release. “This will be a wonderful opportunity for the community to enjoy some delicious cuisine while supporting CFCC students. Bluewater Grill is a beautiful restaurant, and they are so generous to partner with us for this event. I think everyone will enjoy the evening.”

The event is open to the public. Seating times are 6:30 and 7 p.m. For reservations, call Bluewater Grill at (910) 256-8500 or contact Diane Withrow at dlwithrow01@mail.cfcc.edu.

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Hollywood Reporter reviews ‘Iron Man 3’

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, CA (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM) — After nearly crashing and burning on his last solo flight in 2010, Iron Man returns refreshed and ready for action in this spirited third installment of the thus-far $1.2 billion-grossing Marvel franchise.

In a way a double-sequel, both to Iron Man 2 and to last year's mega-hit The Avengers, Iron Man 3 benefits immeasurably from the irreverent quicksilver humor of co-writer and director Shane Black, whose obvious rapport with Robert Downey Jr. in his only other directorial outing, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, is further manifest here.

Brandishing at least a couple of killer twists, this Disney release (having taken over from co-presenter Paramount) will be the (early) summer's first massive hit, both in overseas openings beginning April 24 and upon domestic launch May 3.

(Much of the filming of Iron Man 3 was in Wilmington last summer.)

Click here to read the rest of the review at HollywoodReporter.com

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UPDATE: Driver in fatal hit-and-run faces several felony charges, driving while impared

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

SAMPSON COUNTY, NC (WWAY) –- Authorities have released the name of the little girl killed by a log truck as she got off a school bus in Sampson County Tuesday afternoon.

Troopers say 7-year-old Alyiah McKenzie Morgan died on the way to the hospital in Clinton after a hit-and-run on Highway 421.

According to WTVD, neighbors told them that Alyiah’s mother was standing nearby when her daughter was hit.

Johnny Allen Spell, Jr., 37, of Roseboro, is charged with passing a stopped school bus, hit and run, involuntary manslaughter, and driving while impaired.

Spell is currently in the Sampson County Jail under a $200,000 bond.

When WWAY went to the girl’s parent’s home near Harrells, a family friend said she was in first grade.

Highway Patrol said the child was hit around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. They say she was getting off the school bus between Delway and Harrells.

Investigators also say Spell passed the school bus even though it had its flashers on.

The truck, with a burgundy cab, was loaded with logs.

They say Spell continued South on US 421 after the collision and that they found the truck behind a barn 45 miles away between Roseboro and Autryville.

Police say they do not know if drugs or alcohol were a factor.

Photo Courtesy: WTVD, Sampson County Sheriff’s Office

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