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Archive for September, 2013

Autism awareness: Laney student picks special senior project

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

A Laney High School student is working on a special senior project. Austin Smith, 17, was diagnosed with autism two years ago.

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Seahawks win streak ended by Pride

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Hofstra scored twice in a 2:57 span midway through the first half to defeat UNCW, 2-1, in Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer action Friday at the Hofstra Soccer Stadium.

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Two women reportedly assaulted, robbed in downtown Wilmington

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

The Wilmington Police Department confirms that two women were assaulted and robbed in downtown Wilmington on Friday night.

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UPDATE: Fire under control; lanes opening up on Oleander Drive

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Crews have an office fire under control at 6329 Oleander Drive. And, all eastbound lanes, and one westbound lane are open. That’s according to Sammy Flowers, the Wilmington Fire Department Battalion Chief, and the Wilmington Police Department.

Firefighters will stay on the scene for quite a while longer to try to find a cause.

An off-duty Wilmington Fire captain was driving home from work and saw smoke coming through the ridge vent of the roof and called 911, the fire department says.

Oleander Drive between Bradley Creek Bridge to Greenville Loop Road is closed. Drivers are urged to stay away from the area and not to drive over water hoses.

The firefighter who saw and reported the fire went into the building to make sure everyone inside made it out safely. No one was hurt.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Photos courtesy of Kristopher Gerner.

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Rocky Point man faces child sex charges

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Rocky Point man is in custody accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a girl.

According to a news release from the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, Roy Lee Stubbs, 46, is charged with three counts of First Degree Statutory Sex Offense of a Child under the age of 13.

Stubbs was placed under a $1 million bond and is being held in the Pender County Jail. The offense dates are from 2010 through 2013.

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