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Archive for December, 2013

HAPPENING NOW: BHI ferry runs aground, passengers reportedly thrown into water

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Our partners at the StarNews have confirmed with a source at Bald Head Island that one of its ferries from Southport to BHI has run aground.

The wreck reportedly caused at least five passengers to fall into the water.

One of the passenger called the newsroom and told us the ferry came to a sudden stop, throwing passengers around the boat. Some who were sitting inside hit tables.

The Coast Guard is handling the accident and we’re told rescuing passengers in the water.


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Update – Several injured in Bald Head ferry accident

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The Bald Head Island ferry ran aground this morning off Battery Island

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UPDATE: Police arrest four following shots fired, car chase

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Reports of shots fired from inside a vehicle sparks a short car chase with police, and ends in several arrests.

It all started just after 10:30 last night in the 4400 block of Wrightsville Avenue when police say a concerned citizen reported someone firing shots out of a burgundy car with at least three passengers inside. That caller told dispatchers the car was heading down Shipyard Blvd. near 17th Street.

That’s when police say officers on patrol nearby saw the car go through an intersection before turning on their blue lights in attempts to stop the speeding car. When officers caught up with a burgundy Acura, they say the car took off. Police say they chased the car until they lost sight of it on 17th Street.

Officers say they then found the car parked near George Anderson Dr., where the four suspects had abandoned the car and took off running. Police say K9 units and the SABLE helicopter helped search for the suspects, before they found and arrested the first suspect.

Police say they then found the other three suspects laying down and hiding in a backyard off of Wagon Ct., where they arrested the men.

Police say all four men face the same charges, which include felony fleeing to elude arrest, resisting to delay and obstruct, discharging a firearm from an enclosure, conspiracy to commit a felony, hit and run and possession of schedule VI drugs.

Tedrick McClary, Gregory Nixon, and Xavier Hall are all in the New Hanover County Jail under $50,000 secured bonds. Tymir Wigfall is in jail under a $70,800 secured bond.


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Woman passed out in driver seat charged with DWI

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department found a woman passed out over the front driver seat of a vehicle after a crash on Grace Street Monday morning around 11:00.

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Woman robbed at gunpoint in Food Lion parking lot

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

A 29-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint Monday

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