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Archive for April, 2014

Browns’ Bryant back after health scare

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Desmond Bryant knew he had to make some major changes to his lifestyle. Really, he had no choice or there could be devastating consequences.

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Community group to mark 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed it into law July 2, 1964.

In honor of the landmark event, Countywide Community Development Corporation is hosting “Celebrate the Dream.”

The event will highlight the 16 schools in Wilmington closed during segregation.

“What we’re trying to do is go beyond the dream,” event coordinator Faye Jacobs said, “to find viable solutions to help the community become better than it is now.”

The event will run June 27 to July 2.

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Man killed in fire believed set by murder suspect identified

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — An autopsy has positively identified the man found dead in a suspected arson in Tabor City yesterday.

Assistant Columbus County Coroner William Hannah says the victim is Eugene T. McQueen.

McQueen was found inside his home at 311 W. 2nd St. early yesterday morning. Hannah said it’s still unclear how McQueen died, and that it could take weeks to figure that out.

Investigators were called to the home for a report of a fire just before 2 a.m. At the time Columbus County deputies and Horry County (SC) Police were in the area searching for Dion Brown, who was wanted for a murder Sunday in Loris, SC. They say when they got to the home, they saw Brown running out of it. Deputies chased him into the woods, where they say he shot at deputies, who returned fire killing Brown. Investigators say one of Brown’s shots hit a deputy, but the officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest, which saved him.

Investigators think Brown set the fire at McQueen’s house. They are also looking into whether Brown is connected to a string of other crimes in the area earlier this week.


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NEW DETAILS: Officer involved shooting in NC stems from SC murder

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

According to District Attorney Jon David, Brown was shot and killed by deputies with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office while he was actively being sought for a crime spree that happened in SC and NC.

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Topsail, South Brunswick learning through first boys lacrosse seasons

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Teams find something to celebrate amid growing pains

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