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UNCW receives federal grant to combat violence against women

October 21st, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has been awarded a $300,000 federal grant to help combat violence against women on campus.

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Police investigating fifth shooting in Wilmington in three days

October 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are investigating after another shooting in Wilmington last night landed a man in the hospital.

Wilmington Police say around 7 p.m., ShotSpotter picked up several rounds in the 200 block of South 11th Street just before citizens called to report the shots fired there. Police shut down traffic in the area, but couldn’t find anything at the scene.

Just minutes later, police say officers got word from hospital workers that a man showed up there with a gunshot wound. Police say NHRMC employees told them the man drove himself to the hospital but they are not sure how many times he was shot or details on the extend of his injuries.

Wilmington Police say they are still investigating, but they do not have any suspect information yet. This is the fifth shooting reported in Wilmington since Saturday.

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UPDATE: Police say man fired several shots at victim in vehicle

October 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are investigating after they say a suspect fired several shots at a man while he was driving, hitting him once in the hand.

Police say around 7 p.m., ShotSpotter picked up several rounds in the 200 block of South 11th Street just before citizens called to report the shots fired there. That’s where officers say they found shell casings and bullet fragments at the scene.

Just minutes later, police say officers got word from hospital police that a 23-year-old man showed up there with a gunshot wound to his hand. Police say NHRMC employees told them the man drove himself to the hospital after another man shot at his vehicle when he was driving away from the area.

Police say the victim told them the suspect followed him to his vehicle before firing shots at him. They say the victim’s vehicle was left with multiple bullet holes in it.

WPD is not releasing information on the victim as the investigation continues. This is the fifth shooting reported in Wilmington since Saturday.

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NEW DETAILS: Shooting victim followed, shot at several times

October 21st, 2014

For the second time in two days, gunfire has ended with a person being shot.

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Libraries’ offerings go beyond the bookcases

October 21st, 2014

Library patrons are finding out that the Harper Library in Southport and the Barbee Library in Oak Island now offer much more than books.

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