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Archive for June, 2013

Suspect from checkpoint shooting out of hospital, in jail

Monday, June 24th, 2013

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A second suspect involved in a shot by officers at a DWI checkpoint earlier this month is out of the hospital and in jail.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says Antoine Levar Graham is now in jail under $1,021,000 bond. He faces ten counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, ten counts of AWDW on government official, flee/elude arrest with a motor vehicle, felony conspiracy to flee to elude, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Investigators say Graham and Jerry Melvin tried to drive away from a checkpoint in Leland June 14 when officers opened fire.

Seven deputies from Brunswick and New Hanover counties and a Leland Police officer are under investigation by the SBI for their roles in the shooting.

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Police identify man killed in Carolina Beach Rd. crash

Monday, June 24th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a man is dead after his car and tractor-trailer crashed on Carolina Beach Road this morning.

Police have identified the driver as Frankie Eugene Williams, 37, of Raleigh. They say he died after he ran a stop sign from Wellington Ave. onto Carolina Beach Road around 8 a.m.

Witnesses say Williams’s Mercedes went under the truck, and dragged the car about a block down the road, until the tractor-trailer stopped near Hardee’s.

Investigators say Williams was involved in a hit and run in the area, and was trying to get away from the driver he hit when he crashed into the tractor-trailer.

Both southbound lanes of Carolina Beach Road were closed for a few hours as crews cleared the scene.

The investigation continues, but no charges have been filed.

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Man identified in Topsail drowning

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Topsail Beach Police have identified a man who drowned off the coast Saturday.

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Second suspect in checkpoint shooting in jail

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Another man, Jerry Onasis Melvin, 42, is already in jail facing multiple charges

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The Seasoned Gourmet hosting ‘Grapes & Grub’ to benefit The Ability Garden

Monday, June 24th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Locally owned kitchen & wine shop The Seasoned Gourmet has planned a food and winecentric event to raise funds to support The Ability Garden, a 501(3)c Charitable Organization housed at the New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive.

Dubbed ‘Grapes & Grub’ for its casual concept, this fivecourse wine pairing event will be held at the Arboretum on Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 6:30pm and is planned to last until about sunset.

Catch the Food Truck, with Chef Keith Rhodes (Catch Restaurant, 6623 Market Street) at the helm, will be
preparing 4 courses of casual gourmet fare, each to be served with a deliciously affordable wine from Empire

Roberta Campani of La Gemma Fine Italian Pastries (2323 S. 17th Street) will prepare a sweet
ending to the evening.

Diners are encouraged to bring a lawn chair in which to sit and enjoy the food and wine
pairings, and to be serenaded by B & B – a duet offspring of the local party band ‘shine.

Tickets are $50 per person and are available for purchase at The Seasoned Gourmet, 1930 Eastwood Road in
Lumina Commons; The Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive; and from La Gemma Bakery at the Farmer’s Markets
(Carolina Beach and Poplar Grove) (cash or check only).

About The Ability Garden

The Ability Garden is a non-profit horticultural therapy program operating on the grounds of the New Hanover
County Arboretum that serves individuals and groups from New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick and Onslow
counties. Founded in 1999 by Friends of the Arboretum, it serves all ages and abilities. The program promotes
the positive, life affirming aspects of a personal engagement with Nature. Individuals with a wide variety of
challenges and diagnoses are given the opportunity to participate in professionally directed nature-based
activities, with the goal of improving their quality of life. Through success-oriented gardening projects, individuals who participate in the program experience increased self-confidence and self-esteem, foster a greater awareness for the environment, learn horticultural skills, and take pride in volunteering in a community garden.

About The Seasoned Gourmet
Serving Wilmington since 1994, The Seasoned Gourmet offers an array of kitchen tools, spices, seasonings,
small production wines, vintage sodas, gift baskets, and all things kitchen. It is home to the Cape Fear Food &
Wine Club, a not-for-profit private club offering its members and their guests cooking classes, wine pairing
classes, and fun foodie events.

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