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Archive for August, 2013

1 dead, 2 wounded after Charlotte shootings

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Investigators with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are looking for a suspect following a fatal shooting.

A statement from police said officers responded to a report in which three people were shot Wednesday afternoon.

Police said one person was pronounced dead at Carolinas Medical Center. Two other people were taken to the hospital with what was described as non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities identified the dead man as 54-year-old Charles Anthony Jefferson.

Detectives determined that the suspect and three victims all knew each another and got into an argument when the suspect began shooting at the victims.

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Ban of gangs from parks could see vote in September

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

If Wilmington police find a gang member in a park, he or she will be charged with trespassing

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Will there be additional SROs on the first day of school

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Officials in New Hanover County put school resource officers in every elementary school after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, but just days before the new school year starts, there doesn't seem to be the same level of protection.

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CFCC students react to Wave Transit route cuts

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wave Transit held the first of two public hearings Wednesday on service reductions here in the Port City.

Wave wants to eliminate 3 routes including one that runs through the heart of downtown.

One of the routes on the chopping block is the 207, which transports students to Cape Fear Community Colleges North Campus on North College Road.

“Now they are going to snatch this bus out from under us. There are a lot of us that are depending on this bus,” said Shannon Dunn.

Dunn fought back tears at Wednesday’s public transit hearing. She says she moved to Wilmington to start her life over again and to attend cosmetology school.

“I ride first thing in the morning and I ride every afternoon. This bus is loaded with people,” said Dunn.

About a dozen people attended Wednesday’s meeting including Alexus Smith.

“I can only speak for the students. It’s going to hurt us a lot, because I don’t know how else I am supposed to get there,” said Smith.

Transit officials say the cuts are due to a lack of funding by the county.

“A lot of students depend on this bus to get all the way out to the north campus which is in Castle Hayne, which is a long way. If you don’t have a car or don’t have a way to go this is the only way to better yourself,” said Dunn.

If approved, the route reduction is tentatively scheduled for September 30th. There will be another public hearing Thursday at noon at Forden Station near Costco.

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When should you stop for a school bus?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

It is that time of year again! Students will be heading back to school soon and it is important for drivers to known when they should stop for school buses and when a driver is cleared to pass.

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