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Archive for May, 2013

High school football player’s body found after N. Topsail Beach drowning

Friday, May 24th, 2013

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Search crews say they found the body of 19-year-old man who drowned last night at North Topsail Beach.

Investigators have not yet released the name of the victim, but WWAY has learned it was a well-known athlete who was getting ready to graduate next month.

The Town of North Topsail Beach says emergency crews got a call of about a possible drowning last night at about 6:10 p.m. at Onslow County Beach Access #4 on New River Inlet Road. Witnesses reported that the victim went under the water approximately 100 yards from shore.

Crews found the body of 19-year-old at about 2:15 a.m.

The Coast Guard and the Marine Corps’ PEDRO search and rescue helicopter helped in the search.

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CFCC to puchase space for campus police

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Cape Fear Community College is one step closer to having a home for its police force.

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UPDATE: Police chase ends with crash, sends several to hospital

Friday, May 24th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A police chase that began at a traffic stop ended with a crash, sending several people to the hospital.

According to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of a stolen car fled from police at a traffic stop, and then crashed near Princess Place Drive in Wilmington.

Renee Beckman’s car was hit during the chase while she was inside a friend’s house. Her boyfriend, however, was inside the car when the crash happened.

“I tried to open the car door, it was stuck, and in the process I busted my lip,” said Beckman. “I drug him out of the car cause there was gas leaking out of the car. I drug him into the house, and the next thing I know the police were coming,” she said.

Beckman said her boyfriend was taken to the hospital.

The driver and backseat passenger of what deputies say was a stolen vehicle were both taken into custody. The female, front seat passenger was taken to the hospital with a head injury.

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WEATHER: Record cold mornings – and record awesome afternoons

Friday, May 24th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) A dry, sunny, and unusually cool forecast for our Memorial Day weekend as a blast of cool Canadian air sets up shop for the weekend. The first sign of change will be the breezy

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Wreck after police chase leaves big field of debris

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Princess Place blocked off after high speed chase ends in crash.

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