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Archive for March, 2014

Review – ‘Some Girl(s)’ mines relationships for raw, intense drama

Friday, March 21st, 2014

“Some Girl(s)” tells the story of a man who meets former flames to right past wrongs before he walks down the aisle.

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Author, historian wants Wilmington World War I memorial relocated

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Wilbur Jones has talked with officials about having the memorial cleaned up and moved to Riverfront Park.

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Buyers’ desire for green building can’t keep pace with rebounding makert

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Customers’ interests have focused on more energy efficient homes.

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Owner moves forward after devastating fire

Friday, March 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – A Wilmington business owner said she thought someone set fire to her livelihood Thursday as she watched it burn to the ground.

But, as a joint task force of local, state, and federal agencies investigates she says the blaze may have been far less sinister.

As investigators search for what caused the inferno, Dorothy Noe, owner of Dorothy’s Ruffled Originals, sifted through what was left of her 35-year-old business.

“It was a tiny little fire. I kept thinking about Boy Scouts, how they build fires,” said Noe.

She said she first noticed flames coming from a hallway used for storage before the it spread out of control.

Noe said she is devastated about the loss but she is focusing on moving forward.

“I just have confidence. I’m not letting it bother me. It doesn’t bother me,” she said.

Thursday the business owner thought the cause was suspicious. Friday she guesses it could have been electrical.

“I do not want to think that it was deliberate,” said Noe. “(It happened at) 2:15 in the afternoon. Why would they do it at 2:15 and not 12:15 a.m.?” she said.

Noe said she has owned the property since the ‘70s, however, she said she recently sold it to Coastal Reality.

Investigators estimate about $500,000 worth of damage to the building and contents.


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BREAKING: Three people injured in shooting on Prices Lane

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are on the scene of a shooting in the 3800 block of Prices Lane.

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