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Archive for May, 2009

Crews repairing tracks after NC derailment

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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BAKERSVILLE, N.C. — Crews worked to clear wreckage from a train derailment in the western North Carolina mountains.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that 20 cars of a CSX freight train derailed early Wednesday west of Bakersville and that some fell within feet of the North Toe River.

Mitchell County Emergency Management Director Eric Wiseman said no one was hurt. Three houses were evacuated until officials determined that ethanol and propane containers on the train still were sealed.

CSX spokesman Rob Sullivan said it would take crews through Thursday to clear the area and that damaged tracks also had to be repaired.

The 89-car train was en route from Russell, Ky., to Hamlet and derailed around the 36th car.

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

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Crews worked to clear wreckage from a train derailment in the western North Carolina mountains.

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Columbus County accident takes the life of another teenager

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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Another car accident in Columbus County has taken the life of a teen. It happened Wednesday afternoon on Prison Camp Road just south of Whiteville.

Eighteen-year old Joey Soles of Tabor City was ejected from his SUV while trying to elude arrest for not having a driver’s license. Soles was not wearing his seat belt.

His death is the 14th on Columbus County roads in the past 39 days.

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Another car accident in Columbus County has taken the life of a teen. It happened Wednesday afternoon on Prison Camp Road just south of Whiteville.

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Get Healthy – Kidney Walk, disaster preparedness

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina will hold the Wilmington Kidney Walk on May 30 at Greenfield Lake Park. Dosher Memorial Hospital will hold a free lecture June 1 about disaster preparedness for those with health problems.

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Missing man located in Wilmington and is fine, sheriff’s office says

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office called off the search for a missing man early Thursday when he was located by law enforcement in Wilmington. The man is fine, the sheriff’s office said.

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911 official answered call of duty for 27 years

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

When Brenda Hewlett started as an emergency telecommunicator, most people still dialed a seven-digit number, rather than 911, to get help.

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