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Archive for October, 2014

NEW DETAILS: Fire not arson, investigation continues

Monday, October 20th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Fire Department says one person is dead after a house fire last night.

It happened at Peachtree Avenue and 44th Street around 11 p.m. Neighbors say they heard some kind of an explosion.

Fire investigators said while they have ruled out arson has a cause, they are still working to determine what caused the fire. Investigators said the fire started in the sleeping area.

The victim’s name has not yet been released due to pending next of kin.


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Woman beaten, robbed in Harrison St. home

Monday, October 20th, 2014

A 53-year-old woman was severely beaten early Sunday morning when a man broke into her Harrison Street home

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Woman beaten with bat in home invasion attack

Monday, October 20th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police said a woman is recovering from a brutal baseball bat beating during a home invasion.

Investigators said the incident happened overnight Sunday at around 12:30 a.m. on the 2000 block of Harrison Street. Police said when they got to a home in the area, a woman was found severely beaten by a baseball bat. She was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical center when she said she was awoken by a man who demanded her purse and beat her.

The victim, only described as a woman in her 50s, did not know her attacker, police said. Investigators believe her injuries are not life-threatening.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Wilmington Police.


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Back Then – New cable TV service hits nine channels

Monday, October 20th, 2014

On Oct. 21, 1964, TV cable service in Wilmington had carried five channels, but four more were being added.

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Living Center helps homeless vets find way back to life

Monday, October 20th, 2014

The center has helped 41 formerly homeless veterans “find their way back” to sobriety and self-reliance.

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