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Archive for April, 2009

Man flees from police after being pulled over, crashes into another vehicle

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

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Wilmington police are currently in route to arrest a man on felony charges. He was initially stopped for speeding over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge this afternoon but now he’s in much bigger trouble.

Police say Darelle Young of Leland gave officers his driver’s license, then sped off. He caused an accident, fled the scene, and was on the run for hours.

He finally gave up the chase and agreed to turn himself in, but not before getting himself into a huge mess.

After being pulled over, Young gave Officer Scott Holzberger his license and vehicle information, then sped off. “At that point in time, I tried to catch up to him and he was able to elude us by speeding, getting away,” Officer Holzberger said.

That’s when witnesses say Young blew through a red light at Fifth and Castle, hitting the car driven by Bertha Moses, who was driving home from work.

“Really, I can’t say I’m angry, I’m just really right now blessed more than anything because I’ve seen people just have light accidents and not live through them, but if I can talk today, it’s a miracle,” Moses said.

Young then fled the scene of the accident and drove a couple more blocks where he ditched his rental car with his cell phone inside. He took off his shirt, and hit the ground running.

Young was on the loose for several hours but because police had Young’s license and cell phone, they were able to identify him and call his mother.

Young is being charged with two felonies, hit and run and speeding to elude police.

Young has several previous charges as well, including possession of drugs and a firearm.

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Wilmington police are currently in route to arrest a man on felony charges. He was initially stopped for speeding over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge this afternoon but now he’s in much bigger trouble.

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Relay for Life hits the final lap in effort to fight cancer

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Since October, thousands of area residents have been forming teams and collecting money for the annual New Hanover County Relay for Life, which kicks off Friday evening at Ashley High School.This is the 25th year for the all-night walk around the school’s track to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society.

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Smoke, ash prompt cautions in Brunswick County

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The wildfire that scorched about 15,000 acres Thursday in Horry County stayed south of the Brunswick County line, but dense smoke and ash were blown across the county.

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Horry County fire destroys dozens of homes

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

A coastal wildfire spread Thursday near one of the busiest tourist stretches in South Carolina, burning dozens of homes and forcing hundreds to flee in the middle of the night.

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Fowler resigns as Columbus County attorney

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

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The Columbus County attorney resigned this week amid allegations that he was doing personal business on the tax payers’ dime.

According to published reports, Steve Fowler’s office computer and county issued laptop were seized last Friday.

County officials were investigating allegations that Folwer had been e-mailing and chatting on the county computer during work hours.

There were further allegations that Fowler was paid to spend four days in Raleigh related to redistricting, but never met with some of the people he went there to see.

On another occasion, Fowler attended a county commissioner’s conference in New Bern, but was not seen by other county officials who attended the conference for almost two days.

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The Columbus County attorney resigned this week amid allegations that he was doing personal business on the tax payers’ dime.

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