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Archive for August, 2014

Facebook group to meet to discuss justice for Ron Hewett

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — A Leland man says he knows what really happened to former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett. He claims Hewett’s death was “help gone wrong,” and that what we know right now is not the truth.

“He is the best sheriff we had, and he is the best sheriff we will ever have,” Ronnie Lewis said.

Hewett’s July 12 death in the New Hanover County Jail created a lot of questions.

Hewett was not just a sheriff in Brunswick County, but an icon. For folks like Lewis, his death did not mean the end.

Lewis says the way Hewett’s death was depicted in the video released by the New Hanover County Sheriff was the way officials wanted the story to be viewed, but not what really happened.

“Everyone will know the truth about the whole ordeal tonight of how it all started and ultimately how it all ended,” Lewis said.

A Facebook page Justice for Sheriff Ronald Hewett created since his death has nearly 2,000 likes. The group will hold a public meeting at
7 p.m. at Leland Community Park at 7 p.m.

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


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No one hurt after church bus catches fire

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Fire Department responded to a fire on a bus from Wilmington Christian Academy this afternoon. It happened on Grathwol Drive.

WCA Administrator Barren Nobles said high school students were returning from a retreat when the fire started from mechanical issues near a rear tire. Nobles said all of the students got out safely.

Thanks to Chad O’Shields for sending in video of the fire and Sherrie Brooks for Tweeting us a photo.

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State’s payment little solace for victim of ex-Eugenics Board

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Mary Elizabeth and John David were to be loved, cared for and fed like royalty

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UPDATE: Columbus County man fatally stabbed during home break-in

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Columbus County authorities have released the name of the victim of a fatal stabbing in the Mollie community early Friday morning.

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Leland council decides on watery issues

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The subject of water permeated most of the Leland Town Council meeting on Thursday.

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