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Archive for May, 2014

Artificial Reef Program to hold public meeting

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

The program’s meeting in Wilmington will address expansion and enhancement operations for four reefs off New Hanover County.

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Wilmington city pools to open Memorial Day weekend

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

The City of Wilmington's three city pools will be open this Memorial Day weekend.

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Police: Man robbed Scotchman store with knife, got away with cash

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are investigating after they say a man robbed a Wilmington Scotchman store with a knife early this morning.

Wilmington Police say it happened just after 1 a.m. at the Scotchman at 2902 Carolina Beach Road. Officers say the clerk called to report the crime, saying the man walked into the store with a knife demanding money.

Police say when the clerk handed over the cash, the robber took off running from the store. They say the suspect is described as a bald, black man, who is between 5’6″ and 5’8″ and weighs about 170 pounds.

WPD says no one was hurt during the robbery, and there’s no word on what the robber got away with.

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Carolina Beach gas station robbed

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

A man armed with a knife robbed the Scotchman, 2902 Carolina Beach Road, on Friday morning.

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VFW Commander-in-Chief speaks out on VA issues during Wilmington visit

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– As the investigation into what has happened at VA hospitals across the country continues, veterans in the Cape Fear are speaking out.

At Wilmington VFW Post 2573 the Commander-in-Chief of the organization made a stop for dinner Thursday night, and the violations at VA hospitals were on his mind as well.

“If any of those allegations turn out to be true, it is certainly unacceptable,” William Thien said.

As a veteran himself, it’s fair to say vets are Thien’s life.

“We certainly think it is important to get to the bottom of it,” he said. “We are asking for accountability, transparency. We wanna know the truth. We’re asking for the truth.”

News of trouble at the VA came as horrifying news. Thien is on a tour of VFW posts across the country. He says the concern is widespread, but the news isn’t all bad.

“We’ve got some good people out there,” Thien said, “and we believe it should be a privilege to take care of veterans; not a right.”

For veterans like Duck McCambridge it just all hits a little too close to home.

“I think it is just outlandish and irresponsible to treat American veterans that way,” McCambridge said.

Most of these veterans understand the VA is an organization trying to meet the needs of a growing population. They also say, though, that meeting those needs should be a priority. Because vets go to war at a moment’s notice, they say they should receive help that way, too.

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