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Archive for December, 2013

First Alert Weather: Another record high for Wilmington

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

After record heat over the weekend, Monday will be wet with colder weather on Christmas Eve.

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ALE, police raid nightclub, arrest 2

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Two men were arrested after law enforcement officials raided a Wilmington club early Saturday morning.

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Saturday’s high temperatures broke 57-year-old record

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Saturday’s sunshine and warm temperatures set a record for Wilmington.

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DWI checkpoint results in 40 charges, 9 arrests

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — 40 charges, and 9 arrests were made over the weekend at a multi-agency DWI checkpoint.

As an active participant in the NC Governor’ Highway Safety Program, The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office S.A.F.E. unit hosted the DWI checking station at US Highway 17 North and the 8700 block of Market Street on Saturday.

Agencies involved include the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Wilmington Police, Carolina Beach Police, UNCW Police, and NC Ports Authority Police.


1-Underage Possession Alcohol
1-Provisional Licensee
2-Possession of Marijuana
1- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
6- Driving During Revocation
2- No Operator’s License/ Other License Violations
1-Resist, Delay, Obstruct
7- Expired Registration Violations
1- Safety Inspection Violations
6-Seatbelt Violation
1-Window Tint Violation
1-Fictitious Info to LEO
1-Child Restraint
1-Warrant Served
1-Failure to Obey Traffic Officer


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Raid on Wilmington club results in several charges

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An early morning raid by Wilmington Police and ALE resulted in 20 people detained, and two people with numerous charged.

After a month-long investigation, and numerous complaints about the club, Wilmington police along with ALE say around 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning they conducted a search warrant on Mya’s Meeting Hall at 3342 Wrightsville Avenue.

Investigators say they found non tax paid liquor, moonshine, beer, marijuana, MDMA, and a firearm.

Club owner Lorenzo Sharpe was charged with possession and sale of alcohol without a permit, and selling non tax paid alcohol.

31-year-old club patron, Charles D’Andre Richardson was also arrested and charged with felony possession of a schedule I drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both men bonded out of jail Saturday.


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