Creekwood http://whqr.org en One Year After the Fact, Man Pleads Guilty to Downtown Wilmington Murder http://whqr.org/post/one-year-after-fact-man-pleads-guilty-downtown-wilmington-murder <p>Exactly one year ago, Cape Fear Community College student Joshua Proutey was robbed and fatally shot outside Wilmington’s community arts center. Today,<strong> </strong>the local man who pulled the trigger was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in a prison cell. Because today’s prosecution transpired from a citizen tip, WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that local law enforcement is working to reverse the stigma of “snitching” in criminal cases.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:24:59 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 47476 at http://whqr.org One Year After the Fact, Man Pleads Guilty to Downtown Wilmington Murder Wilmington City Council Candidates Debate Modes of Crime Prevention at WHQR Forum http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-city-council-candidates-debate-modes-crime-prevention-whqr-forum <p>Six Wilmingtonians are running for three open spots on their city’s council. And curbing Wilmington’s highly publicized crime rate is a top priority for each. The hopefuls agree that higher police officer pay would fortify intervention efforts; however, they have disparate ideas when it comes to preventing the root causes of crime. The value of youth-oriented social services is the source of greatest contention<strong>.</strong></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 03:59:29 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45076 at http://whqr.org Wilmington City Council Candidates Debate Modes of Crime Prevention at WHQR Forum