Southport, NC – Officer John Michael Szendry was the first back-up on the scene after Darrell Wayne Maness killed Boiling Springs police officer Mitch Prince in January of 2005. Szendry was also fired on by Maness, but was uninjured.
After the murder, Szendry left the force on extended medical leave. Southport Chief of Police J.V. Dove says Szendry committed suicide in his home last Friday.
Dove nicknamed Szendry 'the Crusader' and described him as a committed officer before the night of Prince's murder.
Southport, NC – Marching bands, beauty queens, and several fleets of Shriners in their miniature cars kicked off the parade. But the crowd that came to cheer them on was smaller than in past years. Southport chief of police J.V. Dove blamed the reduced attendance on high gas prices, the mid-week holiday, and competition from the tall ships in Beaufort.
The Cape Fear Rugby Club hosts their 32nd annual tournament this weekend. And while the action is all on the field at Ogden Park, one of the club's biggest traditions will be on display off to the side. WHQR's Megan Williams has more...
Wilmington, NC – If you're in the gang called The Bloods, red is your color. And around Wilmington's north side, the color red is easy to spot. It's on bandanas, t-shirts and the 6th street bridge, which up until recently was covered with Bloods graffiti.
The north side is my neighborhood. As a resident neighbor kids talk freely about gangs in the area, but a group of teens hanging around 6th and Nixon have nothing to say when I pull out a microphone.