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Archive for March, 2014

CFPUA to shut off water along N. 4th St. Friday

Monday, March 31st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Parts of northern Wilmington will lose water service for a few hours Friday afternoon as CFPUA crews replace three water valves.

CFPUA will issue a precautionary boil water advisory for homes and businesses in the 600 through 1200 blocks of N. 4th Street, all of Parsley and Davis streets, the 1100 block of Cowan St., the 400 block of Swann Street and the 300 block of Harnett Street.

The work will start around noon and run into the early evening. Traffic will be shifted in the area, but CFPUA does not expect road closures or detours.

The project was originally scheduled for March 21, but it was postponed due to specific concerns over potential economic impact.

The precautionary boil water advisory is being issued because periods of low or no pressure increase the potential for the introduction of bacteria into the water system. CFPUA customers in affected area should boil their water for one minute then allow it to cool prior to consumption or utilize another water source such as bottled water. Consumption includes drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, food preparation, fruit and vegetable washing and the preparation of baby formula. Customers do not need to boil water prior to using it for showering or bathing.

The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory will be in effect until water quality testing has occurred and service has returned to normal. CFPUA says that typically happens within 24 hours.


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Number of domestic violence murders declines in NC

Monday, March 31st, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s attorney general says the number of domestic violence murders in the state dropped by 14 in 2013, to 108.

Attorney General Roy Cooper says Guilford County reported 11 domestic violence murders last year, the highest in the state, followed by Mecklenburg County with nine. Wake and Buncombe counties each reported eight domestic violence murders, while Durham County reported six and Harnett County had five.

Sixty-two victims were female and 46 were male. The murders committed by 88 men and 27 women.

Cooper says in a news release that five of the victims had taken out protective orders, and three of those were current when the victims were murdered. One offender was reported to be on pretrial release for a domestic violence crime when the victim was killed.

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


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Brunswick Co. crews on the scene of a two-story house fire

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Multiple fire crews are on the scene of a two-story house fire off Varnamtown Road in Brunswick County.

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Columbus County prepares to host another Chinese delegation

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Government and business leaders in Columbus County are preparing for another visit from Chinese officials, hoping the relationship will lead to investment and job growth in the county.

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Police investigating after shooter fires out of moving car, hits woman in leg

Monday, March 31st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are investigating after they say someone shot a woman in the leg out of a moving car early Saturday.

They say around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, they got a call about a woman who was shot while walking from a friend’s house at 2812 Ward Street. Police say the woman, Gwendolyn Renee Bass, 29, told them she was walking from the home on Ward St. towards Dare St. when she was shot.

Police say Bass told officers she noticed a white vehicle driving close by soon before it passed her walking. That’s when she told police she heard a “pop,” before realizing she had been shot in the leg.

As officers questioned Bass about the crime, they say she showed signs of being on narcotics. They say she admitted she had been using heroin before the shooting happened. Police say Bass was taken to the hospital, but were not sure about her condition.

Officers say Bass was unable to provide a detailed description of the car or the shooter inside.


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