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Archive for August, 2013

Police: Suspect in arson hit and killed cyclist

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Police in Wilmington said the suspect involved in a deadly traffic wreck Thursday afternoon was also behind an arson in the city.

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Supply man arrested for indecent liberties

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

A Supply man was arrested Thursday and charged with taking indecent liberties with a child

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Police wait for suspect in bike death, arson to get out of hospital

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are waiting for a woman to get out of the hospital before charging her for two incidents yesterday.

Police have warrants for Christina Maria Marcotte, 59, of Wilmington. Marcotte was admitted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center yesterday after being involved in a traffic a fatality around noon.

Investigators will charge Marcotte with felony death by motor vehicle in the death of Robert Bennett Byrd, 49, of Wilmington. Witnesses told police that Marcotte was driving the SUV that hit Byrd yesterday at the intersection of 4th and Greenfield streets. Byrd, who was riding a bicycle when he was hit, was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and died as a result of his injuries.

Police have also issued a warrant for first degree arson against Marcotte. Investigators believe she set her bedroom on fire yesterday before the crash at 4th and Greenfield streets.

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16 dolphins wash ashore on Outer Banks in a week

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

COROLLA, NC (AP) — Scientists along the North Carolina Outer Banks say at least 16 dolphins have washed up on the shores from Corolla to Avon in the last week.

The Virginian-Pilot from Norfolk reports scientists connected to the Marine Mammal Stranding Network are collecting the corpses for testing.

Karen Clark of the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education said dead bottlenose dolphins began showing up in North Carolina about Aug. 14. Clark said there are usually two or three stranded dolphins found on the Outer Banks in August.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an Unusual Mortality Event on Aug. 8 after more than 100 dead bottlenose dolphins washed ashore in Virginia. As of Sunday, the count surpassed 130.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Man found deceased on Carolina Beach

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

A man was found deceased on Carolina Beach Friday morning in the 400 block of Carolina Beach Avenue.

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