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Archive for January, 2014

HAPPENING TODAY: Wilmington’s MLK Day Parade honors Dr. King

Monday, January 20th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington’s Martin Luther King Jr. Committee will honor the legendary civil rights leader’s birthday in a big way this morning.

Part of a week-long celebration leading up to the holiday, the annual MLK Day Parade will march down a different route this year, with more than 100 groups participating.

The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Hanover and N. 3rd streets, and runs through 2 p.m., ending at the intersection of Brunswick and 4th streets.

The parade is the centerpiece of all the celebrations going on through the weekend, and will feature six local marching bands and two bands from Baltimore, MD. You may also see some of the WWAY news team there.

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22-year-old man killed in shooting at Raleigh club

Monday, January 20th, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was shot in the parking lot of a Raleigh nightclub.

Investigators said Michael Tolbert was shot in the calf around 4 a.m. Sunday at Flashbacks Sports Bar & Lounge. He died a short time later at the hospital.

Authorities say one person involved in the incident remained at the scene of the shooting and talked to officers.

Police say they expect it will take several days to complete their investigation and determine exactly what happened and whether any charges should be filed.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Accident on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge causing major delays

Monday, January 20th, 2014

According to New Hanover County Dispatch, crews are on scene of a wreck involving two cars on the Left eastbound lane on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.

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Teenager shot multiple times, condition unknown

Monday, January 20th, 2014

According to New Hanover County dispatch, police responded to a call of shots fired at the 600 block of N. 10th street.

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Vigil for Vidal held in Boiling Spring Lakes

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Loved ones of Keith Vidal gathered for a peace march and candle light vigil on January 18.

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