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Archive for May, 2013

Fatal hit and run involving infant in Duplin County

Friday, May 31st, 2013

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A vehicle struck and killed a 21-month-old child that wandered into the road this afternoon.

According to the State Highway Patrol, between 5:30 p.m and 6:30 p.m, a black vehicle was traveling north near 1983 Garner Chapel Road when the accident happened. After hitting the child, the driver fled the scene.

The vehicle was last seen travelling north towards Mount Olive. There will be damage to the front right of the vehicle, particularly near the headlight.

Anyone with information about the location of the vehicle described is being asked to call the North Carolina State Highway Patrol at 1-800-334-7411.

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UPDATE: Wilmington residents outraged by stolen Venus Flytraps

Friday, May 31st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Alderman Park was a place that students from nearby Alderman Elementary could come to view the Venus Flytraps’ beauty, and learn about the carnivorous plants, up until now.

“I looked around and it looked like they pulled roots,” Alderman Elementary student Dean Culbreth said.

He visited the park often with his classmates, but now he says it doesn’t look the same to him.

“It’s like, half is just not there anymore,” he adds.

Nearly 90% of the park’s Venus Flytrap population is missing. Geologist Phil Garwood says this loss is devastating.

“If you break part of a chain, the chain gets weaker. So what happens here, if you start taking part of this away, it will weaken the rest of the environment,” he says.

But Garwood is hopeful about rebuilding the sanctuary.

“I think that from every crisis, comes a moment when things are going to just take off. I think in a way, we’re going to do much better now,” he adds.

With words of encouragement, and donations pouring in from all over the world, success is only a few blooms away.

Garwood says “people from British Columbia, Virginia, Europe, have already e-mailed us saying, ‘what can we do to help?'”

Garwood says they are coming up with new ways to make sure these plants will stay put.

Anyone with information on who may be stealing the Venus Flytraps is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department.

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Blood in the Water: The Expedition Hurricane of 1861

Friday, May 31st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We hope you enjoyed our special weather presentation “Blood in the Water: The Expedition Hurricane of 1861.”

The program took 6 months to complete, and made use of historical reenactments, rare archive photos and state-of-the-art computer animation.

“Blood in the Water” tells the story of an ill-fated naval expedition during the early days of the Civil War and helps get you ready for Hurricane Season 2013.

If you missed the show, you can watch it here wwaytv3.com, or tune in for a special encore presentation Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. only on WWAY NewsChannel 3.

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20 years after Nixons star rose, he adds another

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Trot Nixon was inducted into the Wilmington Walk of Fame.

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Here Now – Thanks to Facebook and generous people, 9-year-old receives piano

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Zoe Wright was shaping up to be a talented pianist. But there was a problem: She didn’t have a piano.

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