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Archive for May, 2013

Beach renourishment project happening now in Carolina Beach

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Don't be alarmed if you see big bulldozers and exposed pipes in the sand at Carolina Beach — the current project to essentially rebuild the beach from erosion should move quickly, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Beach nourishment project a month behind schedule

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

The project will stabilize the shoreline by pumping 900,000 cubic yards of dredged sand onto a 2-mile stretch of beach in 1,000-foot increments.

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

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

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

RPD said this morning detectives charged three suspects yesterday with murder in the death of Melissa Dawn Huggins-Jones last week. Police believe the suspects initially broke into her apartment to commit a burglary.

Ronald Lee Anthony Jr., 23, Sarah Rene Redden, 18, and Travion Devonte Smith, 20, are scheduled to make their first appearance in Wake County Court today. Police so far have found no prior connection to the suspects and Huggins-Jones, who grew up in Elizabethtown.

Huggins-Jones, the mother of two, would have turned 31 yesterday. She had moved to Raleigh from Tennessee two weeks before her death for a new job and a fresh start.

Investigators say Huggins-Jones’ 8-year-old daughter found her mother covered in blood inside their new home and sought help from construction workers building apartments in the complex.

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

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UNCW students, faculty, alumni hold rally to fight cuts

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Athletes, students, alumni and faculty of UNCW held a rally Wednesday on the front steps of Trask Coliseum.

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Historic Wilmington Foundation honors Legion Stadium’s legacy

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Legion Stadium is this year’s winner of the James and Rosalie Carr Memorial Plaque given by the Historic Wilmington Foundation.

Local leaders and citizens who work and play in the stadium came out to enjoy the ceremony this morning.

The stadium was named in honor of American Legion Post 10, which gave the land and raised money for its construction 75 years ago.

“I think this adds another layer of celebration fro the stadium,” Wilmington Recreation and Downtown Services Superintendent Amy Beatty said. “The wonderful thing going for the stadium is that it’s truly a gathering place.”

The stadium was designed and built by the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression.

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