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Archive for June, 2013

Police searching for 3 suspects who stole vehicle and ran from cops

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Police in Wilmington are looking for three 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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New Hanover County Democrats head to Moral Monday protest

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — A group from the Port City made their way to Raleigh on Monday to participate in the latest Moral Monday protest.

More than 100 people from New Hanover County made their way to Raleigh Monday to participate in the 8th Moral Monday protest. Teachers, workers, clergy members and students made the trip to ensure their voices were heard.

“I see all those working accomplishments that we made as a state disappearing. It took many years to get it together and put it together and it takes moments it seems for it to disappear,” said Sandy Younce.

Younce has worked in public education for nearly 40 years. He says public education is an issue that needs serious attention in our state.

“I think democracy is built upon public education and sharing knowledge,” said Younce.

Representative Rodney Moore currently represents Mecklenburg County, but his roots are in his hometown of Wilmington.

“It is very important, because if you look at the history of Wilmington and the state in general, the state has moved progressively backwards,” said Moore.

More than 450 people have been arrested so far as part of the Moral Monday protest.

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NC woman struck in head by neighbor’s stray bullet

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina woman is hospitalized after being struck in the head by a stray bullet that ripped through the wall of her apartment.

Fayetteville police said Monday they’re looking for someone who goes by the nickname “Champ” known to hang around the neighborhood where 57-year-old Lillian Alcala lives.

She was sitting at a computer in her living room Sunday night when she was shot. Police say the woman told officers she felt something hit her head and thought she had been struck by lightning because it was storming. Alcala later found a bullet hole in the wall shared with a next door apartment.

Police say she is fair condition at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center after surgery.

Officers questioned two of Alcala’s next-door neighbors. No arrests have been made.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NC lawmakers OK bioptic lenses to earn license

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The General Assembly has created a way for North Carolina residents with significant impaired eyesight to pass a driver’s license test.

The legislature gave final approval Monday to a bill that lays out how a person using what’s called bioptic telescopic lenses can qualify for a license for mostly daytime driving. The measure now heads to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk.

The person wears what looks like standard eye glasses that have a small telescopic lens attached that magnifies distant objects. The magnifying lens allows the driver to read road or street signs from afar.

The legislation allows a person to get a license by meeting minimum vision requirements, receiving an eye doctor’s report, passing a road test, and completing other training required by the Division of Motor Vehicles.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Firefighters ready for bigger fire station

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Firefighters in Carolina Beach are growing out of their current fire station and ready to expand.

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