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Archive for July, 2013

Flood advisory is in effect for much of region

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

As of about 2:45 p.m., 1 to 2 inches of rain had fallen in the past hour

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Effort to widen Leland to Wilmington causeway closer to reality

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

N.C. Department of Transportation officials hope to ensure traffic will never go down to less than two lanes

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ABC movie to shoot at Wilmington homes throughout August, build Ferris wheel

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The City of Wilmington has issued the first film permits for the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “Christmas in Conway.”

The movie, starring Mary-Louise Parker, will shoot interiors and exteriors at homes at 1307 and 1311 Country Club Road throughout August. The permit says the shoots will be on weekdays starting Aug. 5 and ending Aug. 28. According to the permit, the shoots will include up to 10 cast members, 70 crew members and 30 extras.

Another permit for several dates between Aug. 8 and 22 calls for a 50-foot Ferris wheel. Crews will begin building it in the backyard of a home at 410 Forest Hills Drive. Shooting at that location on Aug. 14 will include stunt scenes with an actor falling from the partially assembled Ferris wheel.

“Christmas in Conway” is slated to air on ABC and WWAY later this year.

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Palace: Royal baby named George Alexander Louis

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013


Associated Press

LONDON (AP) – Royal officials say Britain’s new prince has been named George Alexander Louis.

Palace officials said Wednesday that the 2-day-old baby and third-in-line to the throne will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

Earlier in the day, the baby met his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

His parents – Prince William and Kate – then brought him to Kate’s parents in their village near London – pretty much like any regular family.

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Newtown police chief shares Sandy Hook experience at Wilmington conference

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — For many people, the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School eight months ago was felt through televised reports, but Newtown Police Chief Mike Kehoe saw the devastation firsthand. He spoke about his experience today during a law enforcement training conference in Wilmington.

Gut-wrenching images that captured a nation. A SWAT team going into an elementary school where bloodshed was rampant. Armed with three guns, 20-year-old Adam Lanza showed no mercy.

We saw the faces of those killed, 20 children ages six and seven and six adults. December 14, 2012, is a day that will forever be burned into Kehoe’s mind.

“It was a great sense of sadness that it could happen to such a strong, dynamic community that Newtown is,” Kehoe said.

The mass shooting at Sandy Hook lit a firestorm of debate over school safety and gun control. Meanwhile, some questioned if a school resource officer had been there that day, would it have changed anything. Kehoe says it’s a challenge to put an officer in every school.

“It goes a long way to safeguard our schools. There’s no doubt about it,” he said. “But we also recognize there’s a limited amount of resources available.”

Since that fateful day, Kehoe says it’s taken great resilience from police and the community in Newtown to move forward.

He’s hopeful his experience will help others like Wilmington Police to be prepared if such an event were to happen here.

“I think we can all learn from this, and if this were to happen again, and we hope it doesn’t, that we’ll be able to respond more efficiently and better,” Kehoe said.

Kehoe will return to Newtown later this week with a gift from Wilmington artist Rachard McIntyre. He presented Kehoe with a drawing of the faces of the 20 children killed in the school shooting.

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