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Archive for October, 2013

GE to test emergency preparedness Wednesday

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

If you live around the GE Hitachi plant in Castle Hayne you may hear warning sirens and see emergency vehicles in the area tomorrow.

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Local Mary Lee sighting

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) —  The great white shark, Mary Lee is back. A local fisherman  named  Jason Atkinson was coming into the Masonboro Inlet about 5 Tuesday evening when he says he saw  a large fin, that he believes belongs to none other than Mary Lee. He says the big shark was longer than the boat. They left her undisturbed.






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WECT INVESTIGATES: Cape Fear animal shelter kill rates

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

County Commissioners in Columbus County defended the county animal shelter director after 13 dogs were euthanized in one day at the shelter. The reason they back him, they claimed to have the lowest kill rate of the area shelters, so we investigated the issue and what we found may surprise you.

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Landfall, UNCW cooperate in womens collegiate golf tournament

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

The Landfall Tradition collegiate women’s golf tournament takes place Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25-27.

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Charged with attempted murder, man claims innocence

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Kolton Thompson is charged with trying to kill Tycoreus Wadell, but he claims he had never even heard of him until after he was arrested. Now he’s asking Wadell to clear him of the charges.

By his own admission Kolton Thompson has lived a thug life.

“I was a blood,” said Kolton Thompson. “I’m not going to say I was a blood, because I am a blood.”

After a warning from the district attorney’s office Thompson says he changed his ways and became what he calls a family man.

“They told me December 6th that if I get charged with anything they’re going to fry me,” said Thompson. “They’re going to do their best to put me under the jail.”

Words he says have played over and over in his head since he was arrested on attempted first degree murder charges.

“If I would have done it I would be A-OK,” said Thompson. “I would have already known I would have done it so I would know what to look forward too. Right now I don’t know what to look forward too. I don’t know if I’m going to see my freedom again or anything.”

Though there may be uncertainty surrounding the charges while behind bars Thompson claims there is one thing he is certain about, he wasn’t near Spaulding Drive and Stewart Circle when shots were fired at Tycoreus Wadell.

“I was either at the hospital or at the studio, one or the other,” said Thompson. “I’m not even going to lie to you my brain be on drugs. I smoke a lot of bud.”

Thompson says ultimately he knows the truth will set him free, which is why he is making one final plea to Wadell to come forward and tell the truth.

“You don’t even know me bro,” said Thompson. “I don’t even know you man. It’s only up to you to get me out of this man. I’m in here for 750,000 almost a million dollars because you lied and said I shot at you. I’ve never seen you and I’ve never heard of you.”


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