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Archive for March, 2014

UPDATE: Suspect now in critical condition following officer-involved shooting

Monday, March 31st, 2014

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) –- The man who led authorities on a high-speed car chase that ended in an officer-involved shooting Sunday is now in critical condition, according to hospital staff.

According to District Attorney Jon David, investigators say the suspect in the chase has been identified as Gregory Reynolds Evans, 60, of Jacksonville.

The Columbus County chase ended with multiple officers firing shots at Evans Sunday afternoon near East Columbus High School. Investigators say multiple officers from both the State Highway Patrol and the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office shot at Evans.

Evans was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for injuries, where hospital staff says he is now in critical condition this morning.

According to the Highway Patrol, the shooting happened around 2:20 p.m. on US 74/76 between Chauncey Road and Old Lake Road. Prior to that, law enforcement attempted to stop Evans’ vehicle during a traffic stop on US 701 just south of Whiteville.

When Evans refused to stop for officers, the pursuit began. The vehicle eventually traveled onto US 74/76 towards Wilmington before coming to a final rest in the median. After that, Evans exited his vehicle and displayed a weapon, which is when officers began firing at him.

Evans now faces several charges in Jacksonville, including attempted murder. The State Bureau of Investigation is the lead investigating agency into this shooting incident.

Portions of US 74/76 were closed for much of the afternoon but later reopened.


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INVESTIGATION: Woman shot in leg

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating a shooting incident that happened in the 2800 block of Ward Street just after 5 a.m. Saturday.

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GMC Style Stop: Get ready for prom

Monday, March 31st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Stylist Jessica De Vault says it is important to showcase your personality when sporting a prom dress this season. Whether you’re more of a traditional gal or someone who wants to show off the newest runway trends, you can do so without spending hundreds upon hundreds of dollars.

Camille’s of Wilmington, 7134 Market Street, offers a slew of dresses to fit each budget. The store even offers consignment services so you can unload an old dress or pick up a gently used gown.

From sequins to see-through, De Vault runs through all of the popular looks this Spring, and tells you who they’ll work for. So if you want to show of your curves or dance the night away, watch her segment from Good Morning Carolina to find the right look.


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Area’s largest, oldest garden event this weekend at Poplar Grove Plantation

Monday, March 31st, 2014

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Poplar Grove Plantation hosted the areas largest and longest running garden event this weekend.

Folks came out to see the historic sites with their wagons in hand. Vendors and exhibits lined the walkway offering fresh displays and demonstrations.

Admission was free, but donations were accepted to aid the plantation’s continuing mission of conservation, education and preservation.

“We’re on the tail-end of a 16-month renovation project to our 1853 manor house. That’s where we offer our tours,” Poplar Grove Director of Tourism Felecia Greene said. “We bring a lot of school children through to interpret the history that happens to be here so it’s very important for us to have close ties to the community.”

Poplar Grove’s next event will be the Kentucky Derby fundraiser May 3.


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IN COURT: Murder trial begins for death of elderly woman

Monday, March 31st, 2014

The man accused of killing an 86-year-old woman in Brunswick County will be in court Monday.

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