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Archive for August, 2013

Man arrested at scene of crash after van hit bicyclist in Wilmington

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Traffic in Wilmington is returning to normal for drivers on their morning commute after a car crash sent at least one person to the hospital early Tuesday. 
 
Dispatchers say the call came in just before 7:30 a.m. Witnesses on the scene say a man driving a van hit a bicyclist at the intersection of Dawson and 5th Streets.
 
When WWAY got to the scene, a man was being handcuffed and put into a police cruiser. Witnesses tell WWAY the man in cuffs was behind the wheel at the time of the crash. 
 
Police and traffic units responded to the scene to help direct traffic after they shut down two lanes on Dawson Street, and completely closed down the block of 5th Street from Dawson to Wooster. The investigation at the scene of the wreck also caused some traffic congestion for drivers coming over the Isabel Holmes Bridge.
 
There's no word yet on the condition of the bicyclist, who dispatchers say was transported to the hospital from the scene. 

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New charter school doesn’t have permit to open

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

SEGS Academy, a new charter school set to open next week in Columbus County, does not have the certificate of occupancy required to open.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident shuts down 5th and Dawson to one lane

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Drivers should expect delays Tuesday morning in the area of Fifth Avenue and Dawson Street in Wilmington.

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Bicyclist hit by motorist during morning commute

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Traffic is returning to normal after a morning car accident sent at least one person to the hospital.

New Hanover County Dispatch received a call at 8:24 a.m. Witnesses say a man hit a bicyclist with his can at Dawson and 5th streets.

Wilmington Police initially sent one unit to the scene, then later sent traffic units to direct morning commuters. They shut Dawson down to just one lane to investigate and clean up after the wreck causing a traffic backup all the way toward Leland.

A WWAY crew at the scene saw one man handcuffed and placed in police cruiser. Witnesses tell WWAY he was the driver of the van involved in the crash.

No word on an identity or condition of the victim, who was taken from the scene by ambulance.

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MARKING HISTORY: Founder of Christian Science

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Mary Baker Eddy began a movement by founding Christian Science in the late 1800's. As it turns out, she spent a part of her life in Wilmington. 
 
Mary was born in 1821 on a New Hampshire farm. She was the youngest of six children, and found herself frequently ill. Years later, she got married to a George Glover, a southern boy, from South Carolina. 
 
They picked up and moved to Charleston, but soon relocated right here in Wilmington in 1844. Unfortunately, things did not go well. 
 
George became ill with yellow fever, a major disease in those days, and quickly passed away. Mary left Wilmington soon after and moved back to New Hampshire. 
 
One wintry night, she slipped on some ice, fell, and severely injured her spine. In her recovery, she turned to homeopathic remedies and prayer for help. 
 
She claimed she dicovered that illnesses could be cured only through high understanding of God, and not medicine based purely on scientific reason. This a corner stone of the Christian Science Church that she founded. 
 
Eddy also founded the well known Christian Science Monitor, an international news publication. While the paper does maintain a section for religion, its news reports do not promote the doctrine of the parent church.

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