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Archive for July, 2013

Palace: Kate gives birth to a baby boy

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

LONDON (AP) – Palace officials say Prince William's wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy.
Officials said Monday the baby was born at 4:24 p.m. and weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces.
The infant will become third in line for the British throne after Prince Charles and William.
Kate checked into a private wing at St. Mary's Hospital in central London early Monday morning.
William spent the long hours of labor at her bedside. This is the couple's first child.

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Former UNCW swimmer killed in mountain climbing accident

Monday, July 22nd, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A former UNCW swimmer has died while mountain climbing in Washington over the weekend.

A university spokeswoman says Richard “Grey” Liston attended UNCW from 2004-2007. He was a member of the school’s swimming team.

KATU-TV in Portland, OR, reports the 28-year-old Portland resident died after a fall on Mount Olympus Saturday morning. Another climber at the park called 911 around 7:45 a.m. to report they saw someone fall, according to Barb Maynes with Olympic National Park.

Maynes says Liston of Portland was climbing with a companion near the summit on the east face of the mountain when he fell into an area of rocks and glacier. One of the witnesses was a paramedic and was able to get to Liston and confirmed he had died.

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Sheriff’s probe nabs three, thousands of bags of heroin

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Sheriff’s Sgt. Jerry Brewer said the Vice and Narcotics Unit served a search warrant Tuesday at 905 N. Fifth Ave.

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Tour shows good conditions at Pender Co. Animal Shelter

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — In these dog days of summer, the Pender County Animal Shelter is still battling serious allegations. This time, critics have taken to Craigslist with their accusations.

In one posting, the anonymous author accuses the shelter of giving poor care to the animals and employees stealing items that have been donated for the animals.

Pender County Health Director Carolyn Moser has been overseeing the shelter since April while the county looks for a new shelter manager.

“Hearing a lot of these accusations from the public, I found out that they weren’t true at all,” Moser said.

Another posting says the shelter does nothing to promote the adoption of the animals, because it is lazy. It goes on to say some dogs have broken limbs and are covered in fleas and ticks.

“Every animal that comes into the shelter receives flea and tick medication,” Moser said. “They receive a rabies vaccination. They receive dewormer.”

We asked to tour the facility to see first-hand if the complaints were valid. What we found: clean kennels, no dogs itching as if they had fleas and none with broken limbs.

Moser says folks need to be informed before they make accusations.

“It’s unfortunate that folks seem to get on a subject and seem to stay there and enjoy spreading inaccurate information,” she said.

At their last meeting, Pender County Commissioners approved hiring a veterinarian to come in and check the animals every week.

Moser says adoptions are on hold this week while the animals get spayed or neutered.

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Police: Boyfriend charged with woman’s death after robbery plot goes wrong

Monday, July 22nd, 2013


WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A Whiteville woman is dead after police say a her boyfriend shot her after a plot to rob a man went wrong.

Police told the StarNews they arrested Darian Kavon Moore, 22, for the murder of Amy Sasser, 37.

Police say Sasser talking with Curtis Lawrence in Felix Smith Park when Moore walked up, pulled out a gun and began hitting Lawrence. During the fight, the gun fell. Police say Moore got it back and fired a shot in the dark hitting Sasser in the torso.

Police say Moore later told them he and Sasser had conspired to rob Lawrence.

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