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Archive for June, 2013

One charged in murder of Leland man

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Randy Lee Anderson of Thomas C. Jervay Loop in Wilmington faces murder, firearm and drug charges.

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NC landfill law changes approved by Senate

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The North Carolina Senate is approving legislation scaling back restrictions on new landfills and sending it on to the House.

The Senate gave its final approval with a 29-16 vote Monday night. The Senate gave tentative approval to the bill by a similar margin late last week.

The legislation would slash protections the General Assembly approved in 2007 after environmental groups and community activists worried large landfills would be built in eastern North Carolina.

The legislature’s changes would reduce buffers between proposed landfills and state parks, federal wildlife refuges and gamelands. An amendment approved Monday would delay those changes until July 2014.

Opponents argue the bill would roll out the welcome mat for mega-landfills. State regulators have said the bill wouldn’t diminish its authority to regulate landfills.

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NC sheriff says deputy shoots man in confrontation

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

HENDERSON, N.C (AP) – North Carolina investigators are looking into a shooting involving a Vance County sheriff’s deputy who said he fired because a suspect was trying to run him down with a vehicle.

WRAL reports (http://bit.ly/19wvpxK ) that Vance County Sheriff Peter White said the deputy was responding to a report when the suspect took off ahead of pursuing authorities.

Sgt. Tony Wallace gotten out of his cruiser in a parking lot in Henderson and lost his balance. White says 25-year-old John Mann Jr. tried to run over Wallace with his car, so the deputy shot Mann in the arm and shoulder.

Wallace wasn’t injured. Mann was taken to a Durham hospital and is expected to recover.

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting.

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6 arrested in Parkway Drive burglary

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Six people from Wilmington, including two juveniles, were arrested Monday following a residential burglary on Parkway Drive.

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Extraordinary People: Young ballerina overcomes tragedy to dance on world-renowned stages

Monday, June 24th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — They were big dreams for who was once a little girl. Dara Holmes wanted to one day dance for the world to see.

Today, at 21, Holmes shows off effortless precision in her pointe work. Her days in the ballet studio began when she was eight years old.

“I was flipping through the encyclopedia one day and I saw ballet. Of course, “b-a” is one of the first words and I saw the whole two-page spread and I was just like I have to be involved in this somehow,” Holmes said.

Spending much of her childhood living in Wilmington’s inner city, money for dance was hard to come by. Still, Holmes’ mom Cynthia hoped and prayed that one day her daughter could become an accomplished ballerina.

The start to her dream came from dance instructor at the Wilmington School of Ballet, Elizabeth Hester.

“Dara had the most perfect ballet body i had ever laid my eyes on and she had a focus I had seen in very few dancers,” Hester said.

Hester awarded Holmes a full dance scholarship. Her mom’s prayers were answered.

Tragically, she would never see her daughter’s greatest success. Holmes was 12 years old when she was riding in the car with her mom one day. A speeding crashed into them. Dara suffered a broken collar bone. Her mom didn’t survive.

“Before that we had gotten into a fight but then right before we rounded the corner, I said, ‘mommy, I love you.’” And she said, ‘I love you too,’” Holmes said.

The feeling of loss was overwhelming for the little ballerina. So she danced to escape reality.

“It was easier for me to deal with it by coming to dance and letting it out in my dance or just to focus on something else besides the thoughts that were going through my head,” Holmes said.

Her years in the ballet studio would finally pay off. She was awarded a full scholarship at the prestigious Harid Conservatory. From there, the internationally-recognized Joffrey Ballet in Chicago brought her on with a full scholarship. Now, she dances professionally for Joffrey on world-renowned stages, fulfilling her mother’s dreams for her little girl.

Holmes tells other young dancers, “go for it and don’t let anyone stop you.”

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