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Archive for October, 2013

Couple accused of arson solicits donations from community

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

You may want to think twice before leaving money in those fundraising jars that you can find on store counters.

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Suspect: Explosive were for defense in case of apocalypse

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man arrested on explosives charges says he made the bombs to defend himself in case of an apocalypse.

Wilmington Police and ATF officers arrested Erik Rudolph Arnebold after an investigation into drugs turned up 24 explosives at his home, police say.

Detectives say they found 23 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) hidden down in a trap door under the house at 4705 Patrick Ave.

Police say they were investigating the 37-year-old for having illegal narcotics. They say during the investigation they found materials commonly used for making pipe bombs. Police say 12 of the IEDs were filled with shrapnel.

During an interview at the New Hanover County Jail this afternoon, Arnebold says he made what he described as cherry bombs two or three years ago.

Investigators say they also found a handgun, a rifle and an extensive amount of ammunition in the home, which police say was constructed much like a fortress with windows and doors barricaded.

Investigators say they have no idea why Arnebold was making and storing the bombs. They also say they won’t be commenting on the arrest until they get more info from him.

Arnebold is in the New Hanover County jail under a $625,000 bond charged with 24 weapon of mass destruction counts, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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Area schools emphasize local food

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

More than 60 percent of North Carolina's school districts, including many in our area, participate in so-called “Farm to School” activities, including buying food from local sources and planting vegetable gardens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Student’s love for fashion to benefit women in need

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Fashion has always been a passion for one high school senior, who is now taking her love for clothes to help benefit women in need.

Alicia McDonald is a senior at Hoggard High School and is currently working on her senior project. She says she has always loved fashion and putting together outfits. Next week she will be hosting a benefit called fashion forward which will benefit Dress for Success. The charity provides professional attire for women looking for a job.

“It basically helps women get back on their feet after any sort of traumatic event that might have happened, and it helps them get professional attire, haircuts, resumé building, anything that they can get back on their feet and find a job,” McDonald said.

This past summer she traveled to New York for buying and styling classes and says it was then she realized she wanted to do this as her senior project.

Alicia’s fashion forward event is Wednesday at the Terraces on Sir Tyler. Tickets are $15. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Dress for Success.

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Pender board to discuss fish-processing plant incentives

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the incentives proposals at 4 p.m. Monday.

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