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Archive for February, 2009

NC firefighter finds wife dead on emergency call

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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WILMINGTON — A volunteer firefighter found his wife dead when he responded to a hit-and-run call on a rural North Carolina road.

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Jamie Kornegay of Penderlea Fire Department in Pender County was responding Monday to the call and found his wife lying in the road
near their home.

Kornegay says 30-year-old Amy Suzanne Kornegay was on a regular walk with her cousin when she was struck by a pickup truck. The North Carolina Highway Patrol was investigating the incident and the 71-year-old driver hadn’t been arrested.

Her husband said his wife was a substitute elementary school teacher and a part-time accounting clerk. The Kornegays had two sons.

WWAY will update this story as the information becomes available.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A volunteer firefighter found his wife dead when he responded to a hit-and-run call on a rural North Carolina road.

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Man charged with DWI after hitting two parked cars on Market Street

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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A man is charged with DWI after Wilmington Police said he hit two parked cars early Wednesday morning.

It happened a little before 3:00 a.m. on Market Street between Fourth and Fifth streets.

Police said the man was driving away from downtown when he crossed the median, hitting a light pole. They said he then hit an El Camino parked on the other side of the street so hard it flipped onto its side.

The suspect’s car then landed on another parked car. The driver was taken to the hospital.

There is no word yet on his name or condition.

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Police said the man was driving away from downtown when he crossed the median, hitting a light pole.

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Flu takes the life of one child in North Carolina

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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A six-year-old child died Monday from the flu. It is the first reported child death in North Carolina this flu season.

The child had not received a flu vaccine.

Experts say so far, it appears this will be an average flu season for the state. But every year, at least one or two children die from flu in North Carolina.

The CDC now recommends the flu vaccine for all children from six months to 18 years old.

The name and hometown of the child who died are not being released to protect the family’s privacy.

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A six-year-old child died Monday from the flu. It is the first reported child death in North Carolina this flu season.

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Firefighters swim to rescue woman, 8 months pregnant, near Bird Island

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Sunset Beach firefighters swam to the rescue of a pregnant woman stranded near Bird Island by the extreme low tide early Wednesday morning.

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Authorities investigate NC student wounding on bus

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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YOUNGSVILLE — Authorities are investigating a shooting on a school bus that injured a middle school student in eastern North Carolina.

WRAL-TV reported that Wake County investigators were questioning another student after the shooting Wednesday in Youngsville, about 25 miles north of Raleigh.

Authorities haven’t released any details.

The father of the student who was wounded said the 14-year-old boy was taken to Rex Hospital for treatment of a .22-caliber gunshot wound in his upper leg. School system spokesman Michael
Evans said the incident happened near Highway 96.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Authorities are investigating a shooting on a school bus that injured a middle school student in eastern North Carolina.

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