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Archive for August, 2014

WFD justifies million dollar truck purchase

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The City of Wilmington Fire Department is conducting training for a maneuverable fire truck.

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Judge shuts down two local businesses

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– 2 local businesses are shutting down and police say that’s a step in the right direction. Good Times Lounge and The Chestnut Market both are shutting their doors.

Police say Good Times Lounge on Dawson St. had a history of complaints and incidents involving weapons.

The closure comes at the request of the city and police department filing a civil complaint effectively calling these places a nuisance.

“Wilmington Police officers have responded to calls and complaints at these businesses for a number of years,” said Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous. “Today’s judgments are in the best interest of the public and we appreciate the cooperation of the property owners in bringing these actions to a close. Working together with ALE, the District Attorney’s Office, and the surrounding community members and property owners, we are providing a permanent solution for the community.”

What was once Club 609 now sits empty on Market and Kerr because of a very similar situation with the court intervening and shutting the place down. Folks said the neighborhood hasn’t changed all that much.

“I mean it was a nightclub as far as the night atmosphere it might have changed some things, but as far as you know business wise during the day,” said Cliff Waddell, “I don’t see where it has changed anything whether the club was here or not.”

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Cops keeping crosswalks safe

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

With thousands of students back in Wilmington you are likely to see more officers patrolling the streets.

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Spring Lake man convicted in toddler’s death

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — A jury has convicted a Cumberland County man of first-degree murder in the beating death of his 16-month old son two years ago.

The sheriff’s office says 31-year old Evans Aine II of Spring Lake also was convicted Monday of felony child abuse and sentenced to life without parole.

Aine was accused of beating Kaiden Demus with a belt and his fists, causing the boy to suffer blunt force trauma to the head and body. Kaiden died on June 11, 2012.

Aine told investigators that Kaiden fell on a sidewalk in front of their home, then claimed to have taken Kaiden into the house and placed him in a bathtub to clean him.

A report from the State Medical Examiner’s Office showed the child had been beaten to death.

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

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News & Notes – WHQR awarded grant; March of Dimes birthday; Good Shepherd Center seeks emerging philanthropists

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

WHQR 91.3FM was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from the New Hanover County Community Foundation.

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