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Archive for July, 2013

South Brunswick HS teacher facing animal cruelty charges

Friday, July 26th, 2013

A teacher from South Brunswick High School is now facing animal cruelty charges. According to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and Brunswick County Schools, those charges are related to depriving poultry and turkeys of necessary sustenance for educational research.

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Replacing North Third St. Bridge could impact Azalea Festival Parade

Friday, July 26th, 2013


WILMINGTON, N.C. (WWAY) — The North Third Street Bridge in downtown Wilmington is in desperate need of repairs.

The bridge was built in 1920 and will take a year to replace, but replacing the bridge would have a major impact on of the biggest events in the Port City.

“The parade starts on this bridge,” said Stephen Coble.

Coble is the current President of the Azalea Festival. He says any construction on the North Third Street Bridge could affect the event he loves.

North Carolina Department of Transportation leaders met with the public on Thursday to talk about replacing the aging bridge.

“It is an older structure here in Wilmington. We do have quite a bit of maintenance that does take place on it frequently,” said Amanda Glynn.

Glynn is a Program Manager for the Department of Transportation. She says replacing the bridge is going to be a lengthy and expensive project.

“This project is estimated to cost a little over $3.6 million dollars and we’re hoping construction will be completed within12 months,” said Glynn.

Coble says festival leaders are thrilled that these improvements are being made, but says they want to make sure construction doesn’t greatly affect what they do.

“One of our big events is the parade that occurs on Saturday of the Azalea Festival every year and it’s in my opinion one of the best,” said Coble.

During the bridge replacement project traffic will be re-routed to use Davis Street, Fourth Street and Red Cross Street.

The project is slated to begin in May 2015.

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STORMTRACK 3: Dorian moving quickly; no threat to United States this weekend

Friday, July 26th, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Tropical Storm Dorian continues to push quickly toward the Leeward Islands. However, the storm is still 7-9 days away from the United States and poses no threat to our shores this weekend.

Most computer models bring Dorian near the Dominican Republic by Tuesday. It is much too early to speculate about any potential impacts on the United States mainland late next week.

You can always see the latest tropical updates by visiting Hurricanes 101, or by downloading the free STORMTRACK 3 Mobile Weather App to your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson

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THIS JUST IN: Several police officers at Wilmington barber shop

Friday, July 26th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Something is going on at a barber shop in Wilmington.

Police are at the Redd’s Barber Shop on 14th and Castle streets. Witnesses say the officers are taking things, like beer cans, out of the building. They add that there are a number of people with handcuffs on.

The only thing New Hanover County dispatchers will confirm is that shots were fired at the location.

Stay with WWAY for the latest details.

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Vice and narcotics unit investigating Wilmington house

Friday, July 26th, 2013

The Vice and Narcotics unit is on the scene at a house at the intersection of 14th and Castle streets.

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