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Archive for October, 2014

Officials want your input on the Consolidation with the Wilmington City and NHC fire departments

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County will hold two informational meetings about the results of a feasibility study to potentially consolidate fire city and county services Wednesday, Oct. 29.The study was performed by Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) and was released earlier this month.At the meetings, ESCI representative Kent Greene will provide an overview of findings in the report, take citizen feedback on the report, and answer questions.Donald Ragavage, Preside…

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Halloween mask armed robbery under investigation

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are searching for a man they say was wearing a Halloween mask when he used a handgun to rob a Wilmington convenience store Tuesday night.

Just after 8 p.m., officers say they got a call reporting an armed robbery at Russell’s Quik Stop at 2101 Wrightsville Avenue. That’s where police say a man in an orange Halloween mask took money from inside the store.

When police got to the scene, they set up a perimeter in the area after talking to the victim. Officers say the robber is described as a black male, who was wearing blue jeans and a grey hoodie, along with the mask.

They say after he stole the cash, the man took off running towards Dexter Street. Wilmington Police are still investigating.


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Details released in armed robbery

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Russell’s Quick Stop, 2101 Wrightsville Ave., was robbed at gunpoint around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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Bladen Co. shooting victim’s name released

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators in Bladen County have released the name of a man shot and killed early yesterday morning.

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office says Malcom Jerome Melvin, 23, was hit in the head. There were other people in the home at the time of the shooting, but no one else was injured.

Investigators say all evidence so far shows that a handgun was used.

Deputies were called to the 100 Block of Sammy Lane near Elizabethtown just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday for a report of someone shot, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. When they got there they found Melvin lying in the front doorway of his home. Deputies tried to revive him, but they were unsuccessful.

The Sheriff’s Office has not released any information about what led to the shooting or if there are any suspects.


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Woman pleads not guilty in Topsail stabbing deaths

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

A woman accused of murder in the double stabbing deaths on North Topsail Beach last year has pleaded not guilty.

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