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Archive for August, 2013

Man charged in deadly accident on U.S. 17

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

A Burlington man was killed Tuesday and a Wilmington man charged in the death following an accident on U.S. 17 near Sloop Point Road in Pender County.

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Brunswick Forest residents allowed back into homes

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Residents were allowed back into their homes in the Brunswick Forest subdivision in Leland by 12:30 p.m.

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Second Beach Buggy Taxi robbery ends in Roses’ parking lot in 2 days

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Another Beach Buggy Taxi driver was robbed for a second day in a row, both ending in the Roses' parking lot.

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Police investigate shooting into vehicle on N. 11th Street

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating a shooting that happened around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon near North 11th Street.

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UPDATE: Raliegh City Council discusses rules on feeding homeless

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Raleigh’s city council is scheduled to start what’s being termed as a “community discussion” on a weekend crackdown on groups offering free food to homeless people in a downtown park.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, when the council’s Law and Public Safety Committee meets at 3 p.m.

A police officer told Love Wins Ministries last Saturday not to hand out breakfast biscuits. The group had been handing out the food for six years. There were no arrests, and those who run the program were simply told about the ordinance.

The food flap made national headlines Monday and highlighted decades-old tensions between downtown’s homeless population and the workers, residents and visitors driving the area’s revitalization.

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