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Archive for September, 2013

McDonald’s near Landfall robbed

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The McDonald's on 1415 Commonwealth Drive was robbed late Saturday night.

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Two men fire guns from moving vehicles

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

By Pressley Baird & F.T. Norton

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — Two men firing guns from moving vehicles on North 30th and Emory streets on Sunday night, preceded a number of shootings that happened later in the evening and into the early morning Monday. No one was injured.

About 9:54 p.m. Sunday, police received reports that one man was seen standing out of the sunroof of a blue Ford Thunderbird firing a gun as the car drove between the 900 block of N. 30th St. to the 1000 block of Emory St., said Linda Rawley, Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman. Witnesses also reported that someone was shooting a gun from a moving silver car with tinted windows, similar to a Honda, as it also drove in the area, Rawley said. Police have not yet determined if the two vehicles were shooting at each other.

Rawley said officers were unable to locate the suspects, but a number of shell casings were found at the intersection of North 30th and Emory street.

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Wilmington schedules long-term growth meeting

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The city of Wilmington has scheduled a public input meeting regarding long-term growth.

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Internal investigation underway after Leland officer’s DWI

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

An officer in Leland fell and hit his head Friday while on the job. Saturday, he was cited for DWI, according to the town manager. An internal investigation is underway and the officer is on paid administrative leave.

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NWS confirms brief EF-0 tornado Sunday in Holden Beach

Monday, September 23rd, 2013


HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A brief, weak, tornado touched down in Holden Beach Sunday morning causing damage to a few homes according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. 

Around 4:40am, an EF-0 tornado with maximum winds of 65 mph touched down near Lafayette St. north of Holden Beach Rd. SW. It then continued on a 0.2 mi track before dissipating near Lakeside Dr. SW. 

A porch was lifted from its foundation as the storm rolled through and two pump houses were thrown into a home. Other minor damage included an uprooted trees and downed limbs. 

An EF-0 is the weakest rating on the Ehanced Fujita scale. 

This storm was part of a large cold front that simply brought heavy rain to most of Southeastern North Carolina.

– Meteorologist Tim Buckley


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