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Archive for March, 2014

Firefighter injured Monday released from hospital

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County Firefighter was injured Monday after a fire spread through several homes in the Crestwood Estates neighborhood of New Hanover County.

According to New Hanover County Fire Chief Donnie Hall, Lieutenant Robert Pate was hit by an electrical line while trying to contain the fire.

Firefighters from multiple agencies responded to the blaze.

Pate was released from the hospital after being checked out. He is waiting to be cleared by his doctor before returning to work.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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AG Cooper says regional crime lab expansion in works

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Sheriffs from all over the state met in Wrightsville Beach this morning for the Sheriff’s Association’s Spring Conference.

Attorney General Roy Cooper spoke to hundreds of law enforcement officers about the need for more resources, like improving and expanding the state’s crime lab. Cooper says though an avalanche of evidence is backing up the system regional expansion is on the horizon.

“We’re working,” Cooper said. “We’re looking at outsourcing to private companies. We’re going to try everything to make sure that we get the evidence back to the locals as quickly as possible.”

Cooper says planning money has already been approved for the Western Crime Lab in the works. He says this expansion will take pressure off of everyone across the state.


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Wilmington Home to “Top 10 Fittest” Pastor

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

When he's not lifting people's spirits in the pews, you may find pastor Jeff Kapusta off Lifepoint Church lifting weights and now being recognized as one of the “Top Fittest Christian Leaders” in the nation.

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Blackwell Road relocation project delayed

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The relocation of Blackwell Road in Belville will start a little later than planned,

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Student lofts slated for S. Kerr

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The Lofts at Randall will have three buildings each with 18 four-bedroom apartments

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