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Archive for October, 2013

Stick it to the flu

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Get a flu shot and other advice to stay healthy

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Investigators: Teen, stepfather shoot and kill each other

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man and his teenage stepson are dead after investigators say they shot each other overnight.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office says at 12:22 a.m. deputies with responded to a shooting at 163 Pine Circle Drive in the Green Acres community just east of Tabor City. When they got there they found James Bernard Soles with a gunshot wound to the chest. Soles told officers his stepson, Gregory Javon McKinnies, 16, who lived with him at the home, had shot him. Deputies also learned that McKinnies had been shot and had been taken by car to the hospital in Loris, SC.

McKinnies was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Soles, who was transported to Loris by ambulance, died a short time later.

Witnesses told authorities that Soles and McKinnies shot each other during an argument over unspecified domestic issues. McKinnies was shot multiple times in the chest with an assault rifle and Soles was shot in the chest with a handgun. An autopsy will be conducted later today in Raleigh.

Investigators say after working through the night to gather information, they do not expect to file any charges. They say no one else was injured.


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ICYMI: WWAY, WHQR host final Wilmington City Council debate

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Early voting is already underway for Nov. 5’s municipal elections. Tonight voters had one last chance to get to know the men running for Wilmington City Council.

WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR 91.3 FM hosted a forum featuring City Council hopefuls.

There are six candidates running for three open seats. Council members Kevin O’Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan are running for reelection. They are challenged by Derek Bickel, Felix Cooper and Skip Watkins. Rivenbark was unable to attend the forum due to a medical emergency earlier in the day.

The candidates discussed a host of issues, including tackling Wilmington’s gang problem, infrastructure needs, economic development, growth, budget issues and even what they learned from last year’s ballpark debate.

You can watch the first hour of the forum that was televised by clicking on the video above.


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Man, teen stepson dead after witnesses say they shot each other

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Deputies with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office say they're investigating a double homicide that resulted in the death of a man and his 16-year-old stepson.

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Mayor, commissioners on ballot for Boiling Spring Lakes

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Boiling Spring Lakes voters will choose between two incumbent commissioners to be mayor.

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