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Archive for May, 2014

Man charged after Burgaw home set on fire

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Firefighters from three departments responded to the 4100 block of Highsmith Road after receiving reports of the fire.

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Early morning house fire in Pender Co.

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Firefighters responded to the scene of a house fire in the 4100 block of Highsmith Road outside of Burgaw.

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NC agencies to launch summer lifesaving campaign

Monday, May 19th, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Three North Carolina agencies are joining together in a campaign to keep people safe this summer.

The Highway Patrol, the Wildlife Resources Commission and the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division are announcing an effort on Monday that will focus on roadways and the water. The event is being held at the Upper Barton Creek boat access on Falls Lake in north Raleigh.

Law enforcement officers will be watching for impaired drivers by conducting checkpoints near recreational boating areas as well as making public service announcements that educate motorists on the dangers of driving while impaired.

Patrol Commander Col. Bill Grey says May is one of the busiest travel periods of the year, so motorists are being asked to buckle up, drive carefully and remain vigilant while traveling.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Wilmington police investigate armed robbery at Market Street store

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Police spokeswoman Linda Rawley said officers were dispatched about 11:30 p.m. to Cigarette City at 5224 Market St.

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Speed limits to drop on parts of Eastwood, Wrightsville leading to drawbridge

Monday, May 19th, 2014

The speed limit, currently 45 mph, will drop to 35 mph at the urging of the state’s Department of Transportation.

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