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Archive for April, 2014

NHC Commissioners divided on waste management solution

Monday, April 21st, 2014

The New Hanover County Board of County Commissioners saw presentations from two waste removal companies Monday morning.

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New Hanover has boozy lifestyle, CDC survey finds

Monday, April 21st, 2014

New Hanover County’s excessive drinking rate sits at 18 percent.

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Adrian Point surrenders to face attempted murder charge

Monday, April 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man wanted along with two of his brothers for allegedly trying to kill a man last month turned himself in yesterday.

Adrian Point, 22, turned himself in at the front desk of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, according to NHSO spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer.

WPD wanted Point for the attempted murder of Edvis Galloway. Point is also charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, according to jail records. Point’s brother William, 19, is also in jail for the same charges, along with other unrelated charges. Their brother Antonio, 21, is also wanted for the crimes.

Investigators say a group of men approached Galloway, 24, March 12 as he headed into the Freedom House Mini Market near 10th and Chestnut streets. That’s when he was stabbed.

A friend drove Galloway to the fire station at 8th and Market streets, where firefighters performed first aid until an ambulance could take him to the hospital.

During a jailhouse interview the day after his arrest, William Point denied his involvement in the stabbing or ties to a gang. Adrian Point denied a request for an interview.


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New Hanover County likes its booze according to CDC survey

Monday, April 21st, 2014


In many cases, New Hanover County is a model of health. In other cases, there's beer … or wine. 

New Hanover County's excessive drinking rate staggers at around 18 percent. That's 5 percentage points higher than the state average and could be attributed to the county's beach lifestyle.

Generally, New Hanover County is regarded as a pretty healthy place to live. The county falls below North Carolina averages for smoking, obesity and teen pregnancy. It ranks among the top 10 percent nationally with a low rate of physical inactivity. There's practically a dentist in every cul-de-sac. Those are all positive factors that help New Hanover consistently rank in the top 10 counties in North Carolina when the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation releases its annual county health rankings.

But one number that continues to obnoxiously bring attention to itself is the percentage of people who are classified as either binge drinkers or heavy drinkers. Binge drinking is defined as consuming more than four (for women) or five (for men) alcoholic beverages on a single occasion in the past 30 days. Heavy drinking involves drinking more than one (for women) or two (for men) drinks per day on average.



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Thief steals money, credit card during school book fair

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Deputies with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office are looking for a woman who stole items from a school.

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