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Archive for September, 2013

Detectives investigating murder-suicide in Tabor City

Monday, September 30th, 2013

TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — Two people are dead in Columbus County after what investigators say was a murder-suicide.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office says it was called to Spivey Road near Tabor City around 8:30 a.m. after the three children who live here could not make contact with their parents.

Deputies say the kids went to their grandparents’ house down the street to call police when they could not get a hold of their parents, who were locked in the bedroom. Investigators say when they arrived they found the man and woman who lived in the home dead.

They do not know when the crime happened, but they say it appears that the 45-year-old man killed the 38-year-old woman.

Kyle Muyellis, a family friend, said he found out what happened to his friend Jesse’s mother after his sister texted him.

“Jesse was in the shower this morning getting ready for school, and Nicholas and Zach, his younger brothers, were outside waiting for the school bus,” Muyellis said. “Jesse heard a gunshot, and he ran out, and the man had killed his mother and shot himself.”

The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the names of the suspect or victim as this time. Investigators say the kids are safe with their grandparents.


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NEW DETAILS: Victims of Columbus County murder suicide identified

Monday, September 30th, 2013

According to Columbus County Sheriff's Deputies, this is being called a murder suicide. Ronald Hewett, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head, and his wife, Farah Prince, was found dead with multiple stab wounds.

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City Council questions law to ban gangs from parks

Monday, September 30th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Some Wilmington City Council members are questioning how successful an ordinance banning known gang members from parks will be.

Their first concern: is it constitutional? The second: isn’t it just moving gang members to other areas of the city?

Wilmington’s police chief says officers have to start somewhere, and getting gang members out of parks will give cops a jump on crime.

“It’ll give us a tool,” Chief Ralph Evangelous said. “We’ve had incidents in the past of groups of gang members being there and criminal activity occurred. So what did we do? We responded after the crime. This will allow us to be able to respond before the crime occurs and hopefully stop it from occuring.”

Wilmington would be the first city in the state to adopt such an ordinance.

It goes before city council tomorrow night.

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First Alert Forecast: dry pattern holds for this week, changes next week

Monday, September 30th, 2013

A ridge of high pressure will deliver continued dry weather and also a warming trend this week.

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Office building fire sparked from ‘improperly discarded smoking material’

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Investigators say flames that left an office building on Oleander Drive a total loss was “accidental.”

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