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Archive for May, 2014

Hurricane volunteers needed in beach town

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Carolina Beach is asking for volunteers for Hurricane season. The town will select individuals to serve in a variety of roles when a storm hits.

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Gaston County man charged with sex crimes in Brunswick County

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Joseph Robert Hall, 62, is being held in the Gaston County jail with bail set at $1 million

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FIRST ON 3: Good Samaritan searches for, finds Wilmington woman’s rings lost at SC beach

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington woman’s faith in humanity was restored today.

After losing her wedding rings at a South Carolina beach, she sent out a call for help, and today that call was answered.

Hilary Bradley thought she’d never see them again. On Memorial Day two rings she says are so much more than pieces of jewelry were lost somewhere in the sand at Cherry Grove. In a last ditch effort to find her wedding rings, Bradley put an ad on Craig’s list.

Will Myers says he just stumbled upon Bradley’s lost-and-found ad while surfing the web on his day off. Myers is experience with a metal detector, and has three of his own.

Around 6:30 this morning he found both of the rings using a real-life treasure map that Bradley e-mailed him. He says the wedding band was about two feet under the sand, while the engagement ring was only two inches below the surface.

Today Bradley met Myers at the North Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Bradley says she is so thankful for this Good Samaritan.

“He could have seen my ad, gone and looked for the rings taken the ring and said, ‘I didn’t see them!’ The fact that he returned them to me just lets me know there are really great people in this world that are not just looking out for themselves,” Bradley said.

Bradley gave Myers a note and a reward of $200, which he tried to give back, but she would not let him.

Bradley said no reward is enough to express how grateful she is.

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Wilmington man charged in multiple burglaries

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Rajohn Utley, 21, has 20 felony and misdemeanor convictions for burglary, possession of stolen goods, theft, drugs and speeding to elude arrest.

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Goolsby pushing Wilmington request to crack down on illegal guns

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — State lawmakers are trying to crack down on criminals who carry illegally concealed weapons. One state senator says the changes are thanks in part to suggestions from our area.

The idea is to make criminals think twice before carrying concealed weapons illegally.

Sen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) made the announcement about the possible changes on Twitter today. The legislation, if approved, would make carrying an illegally concealed weapon a higher class of felony or misdemeanor.

Goolsby says the idea here is to show, as he put it, “gangbangers” that illegal weapons are not tolerated in our cities. He says it’s a move both the Wilmington Police chief and members of Wilmington City Council asked for.

“‘Cause they keep finding gangbangers with concealed guns. What this allows us to do is put people in jail for the first offence of carrying a concealed weapon illegally,” Goolsby said in a phone interview from Raleigh this afternoon.

Goolsby made clear, though, he is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, and this bill would only impact non-law-abiding citizens.

If approved, the harsher punishments would go into effect Dec. 1.

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