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Archive for February, 2014

UPDATE: Two suspects sought in fatal Warsaw shooting

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Authorities in Duplin County are working to identify a man who was found dead in Warsaw Thursday around 12:20 a.m.

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Witnesses say fight led to wreck that ended in Marine’s death

Monday, February 17th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say witnesses told them a fight led to a car crash on Rose Ave. that left a Marine dead and another facing multiple charges over the weekend.

Witnesses told us it all began with a fight at a Sigma Nu party just down the road. They say Marine Cory Lee Reese, 22, jumped on the hood of Jackson Ruelle Davies’s car, and Davies, 19, took off. Witnesses say davies then lost control of the car and slammed into a utility pole and tree.

A single rose and a cross now sit where Reese’s body ended up. Witnesses say it was a bloody scene.

Emergency workers had to cut Davies out of his car before taking him to the hospital. There is no word on his condition.

We tried speaking with Sigma Nu representatives, but they have not returned our calls.

We went looking for where the party happened, and found investigators sitting outside a home. We knocked on the door, and were quickly asked to leave.

Davies is charged with DWI. Police say he could face more charges. Records show davies also faces charges in wake county for possession of alcohol.


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Terrell Stanley upgraded to good condition

Monday, February 17th, 2014

GREENVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A former South Brunswick High School and current East Carolina University football player is improving at a Greenville hospital.

Terrell Stanley was seriously injured during a car accident Wednesday. ECU says he has been upgraded to good condition at Vidant Medical Center.

“Those who know Terrell fully understand he is a warrior with a relentless and passionate approach to life, both on and off the field,” ECU coach Ruffin McNeill said in a news release. “I can speak for our entire Pirate family in extending our deepest gratitude for everyone who has Terrell in their thoughts and prayers.”

The rising junior had been listed in critical condition after being transported to VMC’s emergency room from the scene on US 264 Alternate.


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Wilmington City Council still looking at payment options for golf course renovations

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Wilmington City Council is still trying to figure out the best way to completely pay for renovations to the city's municipal golf course.

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While other districts add time, Pender Co. cuts days from Spring Break

Monday, February 17th, 2014

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — For the most part, folks love having a day off because of snow. But making them up… that’s a different story.

While other school districts have protected Spring Break from make-up days, Pender County Students have had theirs cut short.

“Kids went to school Saturday,” said Michael Kendrick, who takes care of his nieces and nephews. “Nobody likes it, but they did it.”

Students will also have to be in class the first two days of Spring Break in Pender County to make up days missed from two winter storms.

“It’s a little tough on parents then,” dad David Bannerman said. “They have to make the decision to go to school or just skip it.”

Tough because families plan for their kids to have that time off and for family vacations.

“Whatever the district has to do to make sure the kids are in class for the allotted amount of time, that’s what they have to do,” Kendrick said.

But some think the district should take a page from New Hanover County’s book and just add time on to the school day.

“Even if they added an hour,” Bannerman said. “Most kids come home, and they don’t do anything anyway.”

The district issued a statement that reads in part, “Community members, parents, and staff members set their schedules around the school calendar as well as the times that schools begin and end each day. Therefore, identifying a solution that works for everyone is a difficult task.”

The district says it is waiting to see if Gov. Pat McCrory waives any of the days schools missed.

State law requires 185 school days or 1,025 hours of instruction. We tried to get answers from Superintendent Terri Cobb on why they are making up days instead of time, but according to a spokeswoman, she was in meetings all day.

We also contacted school board members. None have gotten back to us.


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