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Archive for May, 2014

Silver Alert issued for missing Southport woman

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — The NC Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Southport woman.

Kimberly Ann Daly, 40, is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Daly is described as a white female, 5’4″, 140 lbs. with long blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen at 5210 Southport-Supply Road wearing orange Shorts, flip flops and a blue tank top.

She may be in a white 2014 Volkswagen Passat SE with NC plate CFA-5191.

Anyone with information about Daly should call Lt. G. Smith at the Southport Police Department at (910) 457-7911.

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Community meets to talk about area’s future

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Dozens of people came together at the Hilton Riverside Thursday morning to plan the area’s future.

Focus, a three year regional planning initiative, hosted the event and sought community impute about the direction of the Cape Fear. Organizers say 25 elected officials also attended.

They say as the population grows, it’s important for the community to maintain the quality of life in the region as well as provide job opportunities.

The Director of Focus, Al Sharp, says the economy’s crash in 2009 affected planning for the future.

“There was no sense of purpose. We kind of lost our direction. Now is the time with the economy picking up, and with life getting better again, maybe it’s time to reinvigorate our future,” said Sharp.

Wednesday’s meeting was the 19th public meeting Focus has hosted over the course of a year.

Sharp says Focus will recommend a plan of action to move towards a productive future this summer.

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Two additional suspects sought in Fayetteville murder

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

One man is in custody and two others are being sought for their role in the death of an elderly Fayetteville man.

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UPDATE: Driver charged with DWI in fatal moped accident

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The driver of a car that collided with and killed a man on a moped, now faces several charges including DWI. 

Wilmington Police say the fatal crash happened just after 7 p.m. Wednesday in the 3500 block of Oleander Drive near Independence Mall. 

The moped driver, Michael Gary Clark, also the owner of Mad Mike's Scooters & Cycles, was traveling eastbound on Oleander Drive making a left turn into the parking lot of Hanover Center when it happened, according to investigators.

They say the driver of the Mazda, Douglas Erickson, was going westbound on Oleander Drive when the traffic light was cycling from yellow to red. That’s when both drivers entered the intersection at the same time and collided.

Police say Clark died at the scene. Erickson is charged with DWI, felony death by motor vehicle, and speeding. 

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Woman recovering after hit-and-run crash with stolen car

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A woman is recovering from serious injuries after a hit-and-run accident Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the accident happened just before 1:30 p.m. at N. 29th and Chestnut Streets.

The driver of a Subaru Outback, Lisa Moore was taken to the hospital for her injuries while the driver of a Mazda Tribute left the scene.

Witnesses say three black men fled the suspect car, which they believe is a stolen.

The incident is under investigation; police ask if you have any information to contact the Wilmington Police Department.

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