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Archive for October, 2014

UPDATE: Police release photos of suspected bank robber

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Wilmington Police is asking for the public’s help identifying a man believed to be involved in a bank robbery on Friday. 

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Coast Guard seeks assistance in identifying suspected hoax caller

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel are requesting assistance from the public in identifying a suspected hoax caller who is believed to have made seven false distress calls during the past two years in the vicinity of New Bern.

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Copper theft to blame for power outage affecting 22,000

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are investigating a copper theft that caused Monday night’s power outage. About 22,000 customers were affected, officials said.

A Duke Energy Progress spokeswoman said the theft happened at the Bernard Creek substation at around midnight.

Power was restored in about two hours, officials said. Areas affected included Kure Beach, Carolina Beach and parts of Wilmington.

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2 CFPUA staffs to receive awards

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The awards will recognize the employees for establishing and maintaining safety and health programs.

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After 38 years, CFCC captain returns from final voyage at sea

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There was a celebration in downtown Wilmington for Capt. Steve Beuth. He’s retiring after 38 years with Cape Fear Community College.

Monday afternoon he cruised in on his final voyage on the R/V Cape Hatteras. During his time with the college he went on more than 400 voyages, which means he spent eight years of his life at sea.

“We’ve been lucky to do some amazing things,” Beuth said after docking for the final time. “I mean every trip in its own way is a remarkable adventure. Whether they’re four days long to ten days long.”

He said he’s retiring to spend more time with his family, including all of his grandchildren, who showed up to see him come back today as well.

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