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Archive for July, 2014

Questions raised about UNCW working to solve Wilmington’s gang problem

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

UNCW staffers say the university has been working diligently to build community partnerships in order to combat gang violence.

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Community to honor murder victim through social media

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

On Wednesday, friends and family are planning a commemoration event for Allison Jackson Foy through social media.

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“Invisible Black Dog Syndrome” hurts adoption chances

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

It's not a disease and it's not contagious, but “Invisible Black Dog Syndrome” is a sad, real condition affecting animal shelters.

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Film Industry donates thousands to local schools

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — More than an estimated $40,000 has been donated to new hanover county schools since March.

Action movie Max Steel used Hoggard High school they ended up receiving around $6,000. Sleepy Hollow is currently donating about a thousand dollars a day to new Hanover High School and Ashley High School received a whopping $20,000 earlier this year.

Wilmington Regional Film Commission director Johnny Griffin says this is average it’s just never publicized.

“School board members may not be aware themselves because presentations are not being made,” Griffin said. “No one knew that a check for 20 thousand dollars was written to one of the schools because the production just didn’t want to blow their own horn on that.”

The money stays with each school, but recently Griffin says school leaders have been discussing putting donations into a general use fund.

Griffin says that would work against them and he hopes they continue keeping it in individual schools.

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Greenville police say dog shot over parking space

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

GREENVILLE, NC (AP) — Greenville police have arrested a man on an animal cruelty charge after they say he shot a dog he said would not leave a parking space.

Twenty-seven-year-old Devon Smith of Greenville is accused of shooting a dog twice with a pistol after he tried to park in a space at a town house complex Sunday afternoon.

Police spokeswoman Kristen Hunter said the witnesses told the officers the dog had been playing with children that afternoon and had not been aggressive.

Officers called to the scene found a female boxer mix that had been seriously injured. The dog was euthanized later Sunday.

Smith is charged with felony animal cruelty and firing a gun in the city. It was not clear if he has an attorney.

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

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