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Archive for August, 2014

UPDATE: Hewett supporters won’t release their side of the story

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Ron Hewett supporters held a public meeting that was not so public.

A Leland man put together an event to tell what he says is the truth behind the former Brunswick County Sheriff’s death. Earlier today, Ronnie Lewis told us Hewett’s death was “help gone wrong” and the video released by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is depicted incorrectly.

Lewis made a Facebook group right after Hewett’s death in the New Hanover County jail. It’s called “Justice for Sheriff Ronald Hewett.” Then he began posting about an event to quote “get the truth out about what happened to Hewett.”

The event says “Our meeting with the public and all of our supporters will be held this Friday at the Leland Park.”

When we showed up at the public park to hear Lewis’s side of the story, we were told it was not to be televised.

“I hope that camera is not recording,” Lewis said.

Lewis went on to describe the last few days of Hewett’s life. Lewis said the sheriff’s office released video that was depicted the way they wanted it to be. Lewis would not let us record any of these comments. He said it was out of respect for Hewett’s family.

A New Hanover County Sheriff’s spokesman declined to comment on the movement.

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MARINO ON MONEY: Credit Life Insurance

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– This week’s Marino on Money takes a closer look at Credit Life Insurance.

Our certified financial planner, Ross Marino, clears up some of the confusion with life insurance.

For more information on Ross, check out his website at www.rossmarino.com

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Have you seen this truck?

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are asking the community’s assistance for any information regarding a larceny that occurred earlier this week.

Sometime between the hours of 5:30pm on Tuesday, August 19 and 6:30am on Wednesday August 20, a vehicle was stolen from a logging crew deck on Town Creek Rd., Leland, in the area of Royal Oak Dr.

The stolen vehicle, belonging to Wood Dock Construction, is described as a 1996 Ford F-350, white, four door cab with NC license plate DF-8449. The truck has a utility bed with tool boxes on both sides.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those parties responsible for the larceny of the truck.

Anyone with information is asked to please call Detective Scott Bright at 910-616-6240.

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Postponed games schedule

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Week one of High School football season had weather problems. Here is the list of the postponed games, and when they will be made up.

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Local ALS donations at a record high

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

The ice bucket challenge is literally soaking the nation with record donations.

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