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Archive for July, 2014

Fundraiser benefits foundation dedicated to murdered college student

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Folks gathered at the Fortunate Glass to downtown Wilmington tonight to raise money for Journey4Josh.

The organization was founded in memory of Josh Proutey, 19, who was murdered by four people during a robbery downtown in December 2012.

Journey4Josh aims to help provide young children with ways to find their passions and set them on a positive path for the future.

“My hope is that maybe there’ll be one less Josh Proutey in the world if we get a hold of children at a young age and give them an option of hope, a different path,” Josh’s mom Patty said.

Journey4Josh will continue to raise money to help send children to camps and introduce them to the arts.

Patty Proutey hopes that through this organization, Josh will be remembered for the strong young man he was rather than as a victim.


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Two people hurt after rollover accident early Tuesday, one taken to hospital by air link

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

SUPPLY, NC (WECT) – According to Brunswick County Dispatch, Officials are on scene of an accident that involved two roll over vehicles on Sabbath Home Road and Old Ferry Road Tuesday morning.

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Police arrest four people over $4,500 shoplifting spree

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Police arrested four people from Robeson County after they allegedly stole $4,500 worth of merchandise from various retailers around Wilmington.

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Workshop helping Ashley faculty, administration move forward

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Teachers were back at Ashley High School today having a meeting about the upcoming school year and how to make Ashley better.

This comes on the heels of surveys where teachers expressed their dissatisfaction with the school’s administration.

Today’s workshop was done by members of the School Improvement Team; folks who are also teachers.

We were not allowed in the meeting, but we tried talking with teachers as they left. They wouldn’t talk with us on camera, but most had nothing but positive things to say. Though most implied difficult conversations were had inside the meeting, most said it was a productive step forward.

Principal Jackson Norvell released a statement to WWAY about the meeting.

“Today’s workshop was the beginning of a process intended to improve working conditions here at Ashley,” Norvell said. “While it is obviously early in the process, today’s working meeting was a step in the right direction as teachers were provided the opportunity to work together to address specific school wide areas of concern.”

One teacher told us he didn’t want to talk because the discussed changes had yet to be implemented. He said it it still wait and see.


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Detectives searching for missing teenager last seen at Ash home

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Detectives are searching for a Brunswick County teenager they say was last seen at his home in Ash yesterday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office says Skyler Wade Peacock, 14, was last seen at his home on Mill Drive around 2 p.m. Deputies say he may have been spotted on Ocean Isle Beach with an unknown female with brown hair to her shoulders.

Skyler is 5’5″ tall, weighs 145 pounds, and has brown eyes and hair. Deputies say he also has a mole on his upper, right lip, and was wearing khaki shorts, a gray shirt, with black socks and shoes when he went missing.

Detectives say Skyler is not believed to be in any danger. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ashley DiBella at (910)880-4871.


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