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Archive for May, 2013

How safe is your home or office? Find out with a WPD security survey

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Worried about your safety at your home or office? You can have a Wilmington Police officer come to your home or place of work to tell you how you can step up security.

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UNCW’s Aita falls in NCAA Singles Tournament

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Rafael Aita's outstanding junior season at UNCW drew to a close late Wednesday when the Peruvian netter fell, 7-6 (11-9), 6-2, to Dennis Novikov of top-ranked UCLA in the singles portion of the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships.

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WHQR announces plan to operate second radio station

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Wilmington public radio station WHQR might be ready to clone itself.

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Randy to the Rescue: New Construction Outside of Home

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Building a new house brings many opportunities for unique selections.

Randy Aldridge recently put the finishing touches on a new construction in Wilmington.

If you are looking for ideas for a new home…it’s Randy to the Rescue.

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3 charged in Bladen County native’s murder; blunt force trauma cause of death

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — Police say a Bladen County native found dead in her Raleigh apartment earlier this month died of blunt force trauma.

According to investigators, on May 14th, Melissa Huggins- Jones’ bloody body was found by her 8-year-old daughter at their North Raleigh apartment. The young girl then sought help from construction workers in the complex.

Tuesday, Raleigh Police arrested 23-year-old Ronald Lee Anthony JR., 20-year-old Travian Devonte Smith, and 18-year-old Sarah Rene Redden, in Wake Forest, for the mother of two’s murder.

“Most people are killed by someone they know. The random murders are few, but they are the ones that frighten us the most,” Colon Willoughby, Wake County District Attorney said in his news release.

Police say Anthony has a criminal record which includes a felony and robbery with a dangerous weapon. They also say Smith was on probation for an unrelated charge at the time of the murder.

Some who know Redden say she is also a mother and they are shocked to learn of her alleged involvement.

“I was kind of surprised. I did not really think that someone I know could actually do that,” Steph Hershaft, a former classmate of Redden said.

Others said she has a temper.

“She just had this massive attitude sometimes and could be really scary,” Kaila Sammons, another former classmate and co-worker said.

Raleigh Police say they believe the crime is related to recent car break-ins occurring in that area.

Huggins-Jones would have turned 31 years old on Tuesday. She had moved to Raleigh from Tennessee two weeks before her death for a new job and a fresh start.

“She was just so dependable, trustworthy and outgoing. People gravitated to her because of her dynamic personality,” recalls Heather Mintz, a friend of Huggins-Jones.

(Information from The Associated Press was used in this report)

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