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5:30 am
Wed December 6, 2006

Deputies Identified In Suspect Shooting

Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County Sheriff Sid Causey has released the names of the deputies involved in the shooting death of an 18-year-old suspect.

The three deputies named in the incident are 39-year-old Greg Johnson, 34-year-old Larry Robinson and 34-year-old Christopher Long.

The three deputies are currently on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

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Local Interest
6:19 am
Tue December 5, 2006

Search Warrant In Deadly Shooting

Peyton Strickland
credit: facebook.com

Wilmington, NC – The funeral is Wednesday afternoon for the 18-year-old suspect shot and killed as UNCW police and New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies were issuing a search warrant.


UNCW police and deputies from an elite unit at the sheriff's department teamed up to issue search and arrest warrants for Peyton Strickland.

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Local Interest
6:23 am
Mon December 4, 2006

Distric Attorney: This Is A Tragic Situation

Second suspect Ryan David Mills in the center of photo attached to police warrant
credit; campusblender.com

Wilmington, NC – District Attorney Ben David says he will meet tomorrow with the father of slain suspect Peyton Strickland.

David says he has already talked with Don Strickland about this weekend's deadly incident and has told Strickland that he will follow the truth.

Sheriff's deputies team up with UNCW police Friday night to serve search and arrest warrants at Strickland's Wilmington home when he was shot and killed inside the doorway.

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Local Interest
3:26 am
Sat December 2, 2006

Saturday News in Review

Wilmington, NC – Flooding hits the region, Governor Easley releases money for tornado victims and the state's GOP wrangles over its next leader. Catherine Welch recaps these and other stories on this week's WHQR Saturday News Review.

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Local Interest
11:10 am
Thu November 30, 2006

Affordable Housing in Wilmington

Wilmington, NC – Changes are ahead for the Wilmington skyline. Not only by the new PPD headquarters but by projects from the Wilmington Housing Authority, which has residential towers both going up and possibly coming down.

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Local Interest
11:06 am
Thu November 30, 2006

The Fate of Riseley Pier

Wilmington, NC – Hurricane Ophelia last year blew away Camp Lejeune's Riseley Pier, and now officials at the base have put plans to rebuild the pier on the back burner.


The wooden pier was rebuilt once before in the in 1980's. And Camp Lejeune spokesperson Craig Thomas says when bids came in at around $3-million to rebuild it a second time, the costs knocked the project down the priority list.

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Local Interest
4:26 am
Thu November 30, 2006

Fixing Up Wilmington's MLK Center

Wilmington, NC – The city of Wilmington is moving ahead with plans to refurbish the Martin Luther King Center in downtown.


Part of the parks and recreation bond passed last May gives the city $600,000 dollars to modernize the building and bring it up to ADA compliance.


Tara Duckworth with Wilmington's Parks and Recreation says the plan is to open up small rooms to make more space for senior and after school programs.

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Local Interest
4:31 am
Wed November 29, 2006

Second Crest Heading Down Cape Fear River

Wilmington, NC – The National Weather Service says a second crest will push the Cape Fear River a foot above the flood stage from the Bladen-Columbus County line to Elizabethtown late Wednesday afternoon.


The Nor'easter that pushed through the region last week left behind rivers that jumped their banks in Robeson, Duplin and Pender counties.

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Local Interest
2:20 am
Wed November 29, 2006

The Wilmington Symphony: Volunteer Roots, Professional Aspirations

Wilmington, NC – What does an eighty-dollar check mean for a Wilmington Symphony Orchestra player, after she's put in five weeks of rehearsals and given up a Saturday night to perform? WSO Executive Director Reed Wallace thinks it could mean everything.

"Our musicians have opportunities to play weddings, play special events, and earn some money, frankly. So that is changing the climate in which we operate and how we compete for musicians' time."

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Local Interest
2:37 am
Tue November 28, 2006

Wilmington Planning: The Movie

Wilmington, NC – The thought of thumbing through hundreds of pages of city planning doesn't exactly spark excitement and passion.


So Wilmington's planning department decided to convert its vision of what the city could be in 20 years into a film that's now running on the city's cable channel.


WHQR sat down with Director of Planning Services Wayne Clark to talk about the film.

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