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Archive for September, 2013

CFCC students raise awareness about suicide prevention

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Students in the CFCC Psychology Club were out on the street today to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

Each student held a sign with a statistic or fact. One stated that in the past 45 years, suicide rates have increased by 60 percent worldwide.

The chain of students say they just want to get people talking.

“We just want to get people aware of different facts and statistics just to get the topic out there because a lot of people avoid it, and we don’t want people to avoid it,” Jade McClendis said. “We want it to be a topic of discussion, because that’s a lot of the reason why people commit suicide, because nobody’s talking about it.”

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

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Brief tornado causes damage at Holden Beach

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The National Weather Service in Wilmington says a tornado briefly touched down in Holden Beach early yesterday morning.

The Weather Service says the brief EF0 tornado, with winds at about 65 mph, touched down for about a minute at 4:39 a.m. near Lafayette Street north of Holden Beach Road SW.

The tornado uprooted a tree and knocked down large limbs before crossing McLamb Ave. SW. Along McLamb, there were trees snapped on to a home on the east side of the road, according to a news release. On the west side of the street, a screen-in porch was lifted from the foundation, and two pump houses were thrown into a home.

The tornado continued across Lakeside Dr. SW, where it knocked down a couple of trees before lifting over a pond on the north side of the road, the NWS said.


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Man pleads guilty to girlfriend’s synthetic drug death

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man has pleaded guilty in his girlfriend’s 2012 overdose death from a synthetic drug in New Hanover County.

Jeremy Leutgens pleaded guilty today to involuntary manslaughter, according to District Attorney Ben David.

Stephanie Hobson, 25, died after using 25i at Tesla Park Apartments in July 2012. Leutgens told dispatchers he supplied Hobson with the drug.


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Man charged in death of girlfriend pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

A man charged in the death of his girlfriend, who died from a synthetic drug overdose, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Monday.

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News & Notes – Poker Run for Pooches is Oct. 12

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

A roundup of area news in brief.

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