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Archive for June, 2013

Police, clergy call for 90-day ‘cease fire’ in gang violence

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With a wave of violence sweeping through parts of the Port City, community leaders are banding together with a unified message.

The Hillcrest Community has been the site of some of the violence. Today it became the center of peace.

Pastors from 25 area churches joined forces with the Wilmington Police Department and members of the Hillcrest Community to ask the feuding members of the Bloods gang for a 90-day cease fire. With more than 220 reports of shots fired in Wilmington since January, all involved in the rally say they are tired of the violence, and that it has to end now.

“The problem finally came that there is nowhere to run, and there’s nowhere to hide,” said Rev. James Jamison Jr., pastor of Hope Baptist Church for All Nations. “This isn’t a problem for my house or your house. This is a problem for our house. Now that it is affecting everybody, everybody is willing to come out and find their place, get in their place and hopefully stay in their place and continue this war against violence.”

Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says his department will step up enforcement in the coming weeks. But he says the best way to end this problem is with the help of the entire community.

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Gov. McCrory signs transportation reform bill into law Thursday

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Governor Pat McCrory signed into law the Strategic Mobility Formula, House Bill 817 Thursday.

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Detectives identify SC woman wanted for Brunswick Co. thefts

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators in Brunswick County say colleagues in South Carolina have helped them identify a woman wanted for a couple of thefts earlier this month. Now they need to find her.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect is Bonnie Mendola, 30, of North Myrtle Beach. They want her on several charges stemming from thefts at Turtle Crossing Cupcake Shop in Calabash Sunday and at Bill’s Seafood in Sunset Beach June 4.

Anyone with information on where Mendola is should contact Tina Edwards at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 880-4917 or the Sunset Beach Police Department.

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Approved budget would eliminate WAVE bus routes

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

The buses can’t officially be halted for 90 days, and it is possible the routes could have a second act.

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Dogs take one-way flight up north

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Four lonely Basset Hounds took a trip up north Wednesday to find forever homes.

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