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Archive for June, 2014

Here Now – Brunswick couple visits Russia

Friday, June 20th, 2014

They also gained insights into the changing attitudes of the Russian people.

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Deputies arrest woman wanted for car break-in

Friday, June 20th, 2014

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Southport woman they’d been looking for after they say she broke into a car.

Deputies arrested Betty Jo Randolph, 48, of Southport, yesterday for breaking or entering a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and obtaining property under false pretense.

Detectives wanted Randolph for breaking into a car on Long Beach Road June 13. Earlier this week investigators released surveillance photos and asked for helping finding the suspect.

Randolph is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention facility under a $10,000 bond.

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Area McDonald’s locations donate more than $29,000 to Battleship

Friday, June 20th, 2014

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The USS North Carolina got a more than $4,000 donation from the Big Macs for the Battleship promotion Friday morning.

The promotion to donate from sales of Big Macs over Memorial Day weekend was a combined effort of 32 area McDonald’s. But the generosity did not end there. Dennis Anderson, the local McDonald’s franchise owner, gave a personal gift to the ship of $25,000.

A total of $29,656 is now going toward the Battleship’s restoration fund to help repair the aging and rusting hull of the state’s World War II memorial.

Capt. Terry Bragg, Executive Director of the Battleship, says McDonald’s has been a true partner in supporting the generation campaign.

“They have helped us with advertising and marketing, as well as a cash gift,” Bragg said. “That shows that our values of supporting those who gave their service and commitment, as well as the 40,000 school kids who visit the Battleship North Carolina, is important.”

Bragg says the USS North Carolina is known as the people’s ship, which is why it is so important for everyone to contribute to the project.

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Police: Man’s body found on ground outside Wilmington complex

Friday, June 20th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are investigating after they say a man’s body was found on the ground outside of a Wilmington apartment complex early this morning.

Wilmington Police say the body was discovered in front of Carolina Apartments in the 400 block of Market Street just before 7 a.m. That’s where they say the body was lying in the street near the complex.

Police say the body is that of a white man in his 30s, who WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says appears to have injuries indicating some type of fall. Rawley says investigators are questioning people to find any details into what may have happened, but says they are not sure yet whether the man was a resident of the building where he was found.

Police will release the man’s identity once next of kin are notified. Stay with WWAY for more on this story as details come into our newsroom.

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Man arrested after breaking into home, relaxing on the couch

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Officers arrested and charged a man after responding to a breaking and entering call at 704 Hanover Street Thursday.

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