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Archive for September, 2014

UPDATE: Victim and suspect in Onslow Co. fatal home invasion identified

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Authorities have identified both men fatally shot during a home invasion early Tuesday.

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New Hanover magnet schools among lowest performing in district

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Low scores don’t mean that the magnet focus isn’t working, Superintendent Tim Markley says

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Former police chief testifies in own defense; closings tomorrow

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Closing arguments are scheduled for tomorrow morning in the trial for former Fair Bluff Police Chief Marty Lewis.

Today Lewis took the witness stand in his own defense at the Columbus County Courthouse in Whiteville.

The prosecutor had Lewis read some of his own text messages that were to former Town Clerk Tamika Packer and alleged drug dealer James Scott, but Lewis told the jury that talking to Scott and Packer were part of a larger drug transaction. Lewis told the jury he was using Scott as an informant. Lewis said he had been a drug agent for Fair Bluff for three months.

But then the prosecutor had the former chief read text messages between Lewis and Packer. Lewis referred to his own text messages with Packer as “sexting,” but he said these were part of the official drug investigation he was conducting.

“You just told us you were conducting an official investigation by asking Tamika Packer what turns her on?” prosecutor Chris Thomas asked.

“That is correct,” Lewis answered. “Via text.”

Finally Lewis told the jury he did not agree with the notes SBI investigator Adrienne Harvey testified to. Harvey told the jury last week that Lewis told her he was was ashamed. Lewis said this was taken out of context.

“At the end of your interview with Agent Harvey you told her you were ashamed,” Thomas said.

“I told her I was ashamed, because I had been arrested for doing my job,” Lewis said. “That was a mistranscription.”

Two more witnesses took the stand after Lewis to testify to his character.

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Van takes out palm tree in Carolina Beach

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

An accident in front of the McDonald's in Carolina Beach ended up looking much worse than it actually was.

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UPDATE: Onslow Co. home invasion victims identified

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Two people are dead after what investigators say was a home invasion on the 100 block of Riggs Road in Hubert Tuesday.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office along with the North Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating.

Several suspects invaded a home in Hubert early Tuesday morning. According to a news release, the home owner, Jeremiah Dawayn Hilton, 21, was killed by one of the suspects, and another person in the home shot and killed one of the suspects, Willie Ware, 19.

Investigators say this is an isolated incident and there appears to be no danger to the general public.

Photo Courtesy: WCTI.com

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