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Archive for August, 2013

StarNews: Suspect in death of cyclist allegedly set apartment fire

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — A woman who is the suspect in a car crash that killed a cyclist Thursday morning also is the suspect in an apartment fire arson.

Christina Marcotte, 59, of Wilmington is charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.

Witnesses told police Marcotte was the driver of the Saturn SUV that ran into Robert Bennett Byrd, 49, of Wilmington, who was riding a bicycle at the intersection of Fourth and Greenfield streets, according to a news release from Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Linda Rawley.

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Man arrested in connection to Pinewood Apartments shooting

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two people are in custody and charged in connection to a shooting that hurt a man at the Pinewood Apartment Complex in Wilmington Sunday night.

According to a news release, the U.S. Marshal Task Force tracked Timothy Reeves and his wife Camille to a motel in Dillon, South Carolina. That’s where officers arrested the two.

Timothy is charged with attempted murder and Camille is accused of helping him after the crime.

Both are awaiting extradition.

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Wrightsville Beach drawbridge construction causes frustration for drivers

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wrightsville Beach Aldermen held a special meeting to talk about the ongoing bridge work.

Residents and business owners living near Wrightsville Beach have complained about congestion on the bridge and on Thursday, officials from the Department of Transportation listened to their concerns.

Construction on the drawbridge has caused frustration and confusion for drivers in the Port City.

“I think folks have been a little frustrated, during the summer with some of the lane closures. It’s important to get the word out on where we are in the process,” said Tim Owens, Town Manager.

Most of the people who attended Thursday’s public meeting were concerned with the lack of communication in regards to the construction project.

“I feel like the communication is pretty good. Sometimes there can’t be communication because it is really in the contractors hand and they are doing the work, but we are trying to do the best we can,” said Owens.

Tom Thompson came to the meeting with not only questions, but solutions.

“I mentioned that they should ask the bridge tender, the person who opens and closes the bridge to post on twitter, tweets that would advise residents as to when the bridge is going to open and close,” said Thompson.

Also at Thursday’s meeting, the Wrightsville Beach Chamber of Commerce Chair suggested building a high rise bridge in the future.

Construction on the drawbridge began in February 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in March.

Traffic is limited to one lane overnights Monday through Thursday.

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US judge hears lawsuit claiming NC inmates beaten

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A federal judge is keeping alive a lawsuit accusing guards at North Carolina’s maximum security prison of sadistically beating inmates.

U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle on Thursday heard from one of eight inmates at Central Prison in Raleigh who said they were severely beaten after guards took them to a spot they knew cameras didn’t watch.

Boyle heard inmate Jerome Peters describe a beating that broke his right hip and fractured bones in his hand and face while he was in the prison’s solitary confinement. A state attorney said a guard reported Peters tried spitting on him.

Boyle says he wants the prison to install cameras to watch the blind spots and save the video for two months. State lawyers say the cameras were installed in May.

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US Postal Service honors Althea Gibson with stamp

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The U.S. Postal Service is honoring tennis champion and pioneer Althea Gibson with a commemorative stamp in its Black Heritage series.

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