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Archive for April, 2014

Live oak likely to come down to make room for Market Street widening

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The tree’s home is slated to be a traffic lane in a newly widened Market Street as part of a road project

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‘Tomato lady’ schedules annual sale

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The "tomato lady" will again sell plants of heirloom tomatoes and other vegetables and herbs in two weekend sales in May.

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ONLY ON 3: McMahon flier says he’s a Hoggard grad; Not true

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– A campaign flier for a New Hanover County Sheriff candidate is raising some eyebrows.

Ed McMahon’s campaign office stated he graduated from Hoggard High School in 1987. Problem is, McMahon graduated from high school in Massachusetts.

He says that he proofread the document and tried to correct it, calling this all an honest mistake.

“It’s incorrect and I apologize for that. When I checked everything and proofed it, it was correct. My wife was born and raised here, and I was not, and I’ve never, ever indicated I was,” stated McMahon.

McMahon said today was the first time he had seen the fliers since sending in his corrections.

Election Day is one week from today.

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Pedestrian hit by car taken to the hospital after crash

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A pedestrian hit by a car near a Wilmington intersection last night was taken to the hospital for injuries from the crash, according to dispatchers.

New Hanover County Dispatch says the accident happened just after 8:30 p.m. near Carolina Beach Road and Wellington Avenue. That’s where they say the vehicle struck the person walking, sending them to the hospital.

There is no word on that victim’s condition today, or whether those injuries were life-threatening. We are waiting to hear back from police on whether that driver faces charges in the crash.

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Man charged in Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk’s murder

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Wilmington Police Department investigators found Vannewkirk’s body buried off Hoover Road in Hampstead

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