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Archive for September, 2014

Local athlete befriends boy with cancer, supports him through treatment

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Nathan Grogan was just a normal little boy when he took on the fight of his life. Diagnosed with cancer at four years old, Nathan has grown up quickly but finds time to hang out with his favorite Wilmington Hammerheads soccer player.

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UPDATE: NCDOT crews say heavy traffic was not expected for lane closure Sunday

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Officials with the Department of Transportation say they were not expecting heavy traffic on Sunday and wanted to complete work to make the lanes more visible and add reflectors.

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UPDATE: NCDOT crews say heavy traffic was not expected for lane closure Sunday

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Officials with the Department of Transportation say they were not expecting heavy traffic on Sunday and wanted to complete work to make the lanes more visible and add reflectors.

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Natural gas leak forces the evacuation of 5 homes

Monday, September 29th, 2014

A natural gas leak in Wilmington Monday afternoon has forced the evacuation of five homes on North 30th Street.

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Witness in former police chief’s trial arrested

Monday, September 29th, 2014

FAIR BLUFF, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County Sheriff’s office says two men involved in the trial for former Fair Bluff Police Chief Marty Lewis were arrested over the weekend.

James Scott and Earnest Smith were arrested on drug charges.

Scott testified during the trial for Lewis last week. he told the jury he and Lewis were close friends. Scott also told the jury he sold Lewis drugs several times.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s office says Fair Bluff Police arrested Scott early Saturday morning for maintaining dwelling for controlled substance, possessing drug paraphernalia and felony cocain possession. Scott bonded out that same day for $16,000. He was due in court today.

SBI investigator Adrienne Harvey also mentioned Smith when she testified in the Lewis trial last week. Witnesses say Smith, like Scott, is a drug dealer. Harvey seized phone records from Lewis in the investigation that show Lewis and Smith making phone calls to each other.

Smith was arrested early this morning and charged with conspiring to traffic cocaine, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Smith bonded out for $10,000.

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