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Archive for May, 2013

Trial to start in hospital shooting death

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

By F.T. Norton

WHITEVILLE, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — Opening statements are set to begin Wednesday afternoon in the murder trial of a Chadbourn man accused of gunning down his estranged wife in the parking lot of a Whiteville hospital in August 2011.

Elijah Jones, 68, is charged with first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and two counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle.

According to police, Jones and his wife Joan Everette had been separated two weeks when Jones followed Everette and her boyfriend to Columbus Regional Healthcare on Aug. 19, 2011. Jones confronted the couple as they sat in a parked car in the Jefferson Street parking lot in Whiteville, police said.

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Security confiscates loaded gun at ILM

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Security crews at Wilmington International Airport confiscated a loaded handgun for a carry-on bag Tuesday afternoon.

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UNC study shows economic impact Battleship NORTH CAROLINA has on Cape Fear area

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA releases the economic impact assessment as completed by the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Center for Competitive Economies.

Examination of the Battleship’s annual economic impact was for each year in the period from 2000-2010 and cumulatively for the entire period. Based on the analysis the findings are as follows:


During 2010 the USS NORTH CAROLINA contributed 303 jobs to the New Hanover county economy, including 46 employees at the ship itself and another 257 jobs created in the region by ship visitation
For the 2000-2010 period, the USS NORTH CAROLINA accounted for 3,173 job/years of employment


During 2010 the USS NORTH CAROLINA contributed $7.9 Million in income received by citizens of the New Hanover county economy
For the 2000-2010 period, the USS NORTH CAROLINA accounted for $83.5 Million in local income

Economic Growth

USS NORTH CAROLINA grew the New Hanover county economy by $23.4 Million during 2010 and by a total of $245 Million for the 2000-2010 period

Real Estate Value Contribution

The prominent – and decidedly favorably perceived – presence of the NORTH CAROLINA on the Wilmington waterfront was found to increase real estate values on nearby properties
Research suggests that the ship contributes a “heritage view value” premium of approximately 3 to 5%, with contributed value varying by each properties’ utilization.
For the 273 parcels that have some view of the NORTH CAROLINA, the ship is estimated to add a total of $5.7 Million to their aggregate tax value


Research found that the USS NORTH CAROLINA makes a significant and remarkably consistent contribution to the economy of its community. The significance of the ship’s contribution to the regional economy was magnified by the “counter-cyclical” nature of its impact. The NORTH CAROLINA actually increased its economic contribution during period of regional and national economic recession, thus providing important stability to the region.

It was also found that those economic contributions include – but also extend beyond – the NORTH CAROLINA’S prominent role in regional tourism. The NORTH CAROLINA was also found to play a prominent role in defining the Wilmington “brand” to external audiences and to serve as an enduring and iconic symbol of community identity for the citizenry of a rapidly changing city. The ongoing evolution of the USS NORTH CAROLINA has the potential to increase this role and the economic value it brings to its community.

The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. Visit www.battleshipnc.com or follow us on Facebook.com/ncbb55 and Twitter.com/battleshipnc for more information. Relive with the crew on the Battleship Blog http://seastories.battleshipnc.com/. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is an historic site within the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (www.NCCulture.com).

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INVESTIGATION: Officials seek information regarding rape case

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

A woman in Hampstead reported she was raped last week while taking pictures of the water at the end of Old Landing Road.

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Burgaw man accused of indecent liberties with a child

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

A 57-year-old Burgaw man was charged and arrested May 22 with indecent liberties with a child.

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