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Archive for July, 2014

Boil water order to be issued for part of Wilmington on Tuesday

Friday, July 25th, 2014

CFPUA will be conducting multiple repairs while the boil order is effective

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State confiscates family’s baby pet fox

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Seeing a dog on a leash is a common site in any neighborhood, but what about a baby fox? That's what state wildlife officials saw after receiving tips that a family in Columbus County was keeping a fox as a pet.

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Visitation for 2-year-old boy run over by car Friday; Likely no charges filed

Friday, July 25th, 2014

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The visitation for a 2-year-old boy killed over the weekend was held Friday night in New Hanover County.

Two-year-old, Carter Gilson died after authorities say he was run over at a home off of Stag Drive in Hampstead.

It all happened just before 9:00PM Saturday evening. Police say 28-year-old, Stevie Wallace was driving the car that backed over the child.

We tried talking to Wallace on both Thursday and Friday, but she was not home either day.
Prosecutors say that at the moment, it does not appear criminal charges will be filed.
Wallace’s neighbors say that what happened to her does not surprise them.

“For her not to be charged for what she’s done that’s just horrific to me,” said a neighbor who identified herself only as Ms. Rodriguez, “You just don’t back over a child. I mean, that’s just not something that just happens. I think I just think it’s crazy that she is not being charged.”

On Friday, prosecutors said that charges have not been filed because Wallace was not, “obviously intoxicated,” at the scene of the incident. Prosecutors said Wallace took and passed a Breathalyzer test at the time of the incident and is fully cooperating with authorities.

A blood sample has been set off for testing to see if she was impaired in any other way.
It could take up to a year or more to get the results of that test back, due to state testing backlogs.

Wallace was arrested Tuesday night for a DWI in an unrelated incident after police say she was pulled over for swerving all over the road. She also has several traffic violations and drug charges still outstanding in Pender County.

On his online obituary page, Carter’s parents say that he loved fishing with his daddy, riding anything with wheels: skateboards, power wheels, bicycles, and being pushed around mostly; playing with any and every kind of sports balls, playing with his brothers and sisters, being held by his mommy when he was sick and only mommy, making chocolate milk, body boarding, going to the beach, and building things at Lowe’s Kids Workshop.

You can read more here: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Carter…

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Cape Fear Blues Festival kicks off

Friday, July 25th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – A weekend full of great music begins Friday night as the Cape Fear Blues Festival gets underway.

This 3-day event has a lot for music lovers of all ages. A cruise along the Cape Fear River on the Henrietta gets the weekend started, but it's just one of the many festival events planned.

Although there are many blues artists to see this weekend, the guest of honor is harmonica virtuoso Lee Oskar. "He's a world famous harmonica player. He was the founder of the band "War", who gave us hits like "Low Rider" and "Cisco Kid". He was the harmonica player on all of those. He's a golden platinum selling artists. He's been nominated to Rock and Roll Hall of fame twice," said Lan Nicholas, Cape Fear Blues Festival director.

The master of the harmonica offers a workshop Saturday to give an insight to his style and methods. An all-day blues jam will be on Sunday at the Rusty Nail. 

For more information and a full schedule of events, click on the link below.

http://www.capefearblues.org/festival.html

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Community policing efforts make an impact in Wilmington neighborhoods

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Police officials say success of programs should encourage more funds toward community policing efforts

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