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Archive for June, 2013

MARKING HISTORY: “Rebel Rose” Greenhow

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Rose Greenhow, known as "Rebel Rose", was an expert in espionage.
 
She grew up in Washington during the 1800's, and became one of the most popular hostesses in town. She came to know the most influential politicians of the time, including President James Buchanan and John C. Calhoun of South Carolina. 
She developed a strong allegiance to the Southern cause, but kept friendly relationships with Northern leaders. When war broke out, she was recruited and happily accepted a role as a Confederate spy.
 
In 1861, she learned of Union military movements as they were building up forces and advancing toward Richmond. Quickly, she wrote a message in secret code and had it sent to General Beauregard to warn him of the developments. 
This allowed him to prepare his troops for battle, and secured a victory for the South at the First Battle of Bull Run. 
 
Soon enough, Rose got caught. She was placed under house arrest, but still found ways to relay messages. Carefully-penned love letters to important Northern sources gave her the info, and adjusting her window blinds the the rythmn of Morse code served as a way to communicate outside. 
 
In June of 1862, she was banished to the South where we was welcomed as a hero, and honored by Jefferson Davis. Rose became a diplomat, drumming up support for the Confederacy overseas. While coming home on the blockade runner Condor, it wrecked just 200 years from Fort Fisher.
 
While some survived the shipwreck, Rose did not. She is buried at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington.

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Suspect on the run after man spots group stealing his company truck

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are searching for a suspect who is on the run after several men were caught stealing a man’s company truck in Wilmington overnight.

Dispatchers say the owner of the truck spotted the group of men in the act outside of his home in the 2300 block of Adams Street just before 2:30 a.m.

When police caught up with the vehicle on 16th Street, three male suspects jumped out of the truck and took off running.

Police took two of the men into custody, but the other suspect got away.

K-9 units and the SABLE helicopter joined police in the search to find the third suspect, but dispatchers say he is still on the run.

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2 people in jail, 1 on the run after car stolen in Wilmington

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Police in Wilmington are looking for one person people who allegedly stole a vehicle and then jumped out of the car and ran from police according to 911 dispatchers.

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Robertson’s Angie caught in a trap inside the trap on ‘Dome’

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Angie’s struggle in the bomb shelter isn’t that much different from that of the other residents of Chester’s Mill

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WEATHER: Shower chances continue

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

More unsettled weather will continue today as we stay on the edge of the Bermuda high – just far enough away to allow upper level impulses to slide by to the north of the area.

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