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Archive for August, 2011

Teen with ties to R.C. Soles back in custody

Monday, August 29th, 2011

A teenager with ties to former state Sen. R.C. Soles was apprehended Monday evening after five days on the run.

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“Frog” Strickland back in jail

Monday, August 29th, 2011

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Allen “Frog” Strickland back in jail in Columbus County tonight after turning himself in to bail bondsman Mark Cartret.

On August 19 Allen Strickland was released on one million dollars bond along with the stipulation that he wear a G-P-S monitoring device and have no contact with former state Senator R. C Soles.

On August 25 Strickland violated court orders by going to R. C. Soles home. Then he went to the Vasco convent store in Tabor City and removed his monitoring device.

Strickland is now in the Columbus County jail charged with first degree trespassing and pretrial removal of an electronic monitoring device.

He is currently under a 25 million dollar bond order for arrest for removal of the G-P-S device. His next trail date September 23.

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Curfew established for residents and visitors of Hatteras Island

Monday, August 29th, 2011

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — The Dare County Sheriff’s Office has
established a curfew for local residents as well as for those
trying to access Hatteras Island.

A statement issued Monday night said the nightly curfew is in
effect from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. until further notice.

The curfew also applies to anyone attempting to gain access to
Hatteras Island by any type of watercraft. Officials say Coast
Guard boats will be patrolling the area.

Restricted access to Hatteras Island remains in effect. Only
those identified by Dare County Emergency Management as essential
personnel or persons with special needs are authorized to reenter
the island.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Brunswick man facing DWI murder charge under house arrest

Monday, August 29th, 2011

A Brunswick County man facing a murder charge after authorities say he killed a woman while driving drunk last year has been placed on house arrest.

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Hurricane Irene: By the numbers

Monday, August 29th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hurricane Irene will not appear in the “Top 10” list of North Carolina hurricanes. Not even close. However, Irene was a good reminder that even a “weak” hurricane or tropical storm can create impressive wind gusts and flooding rain.

The StormTrack 3 Weather Team forecast wind gusts near hurricane force (73+ mph) along coastal counties, with tropical storm force conditions (39-73 mph) possible for inland counties. The official forecast called for rainfall of 6-9 inches in coastal counties. These numbers verified well. You can find a few specific reports listed below.

New Hanover County (Johnny Mercer’s Pier) 70 mph
Brunswick County (Bald Head Island) 68 mph
Pender County (Holly Shelter) 70 mph
Bladen County (Bladen Lakes) 58 mph
Columbus County (Whiteville) 48 mph

New Hanover County (Wilmington) 7.58 in
Brunswick County (Southport) 7.84 in
Pender County (Holly Shelter) 8.26 in
Columbus County (Whiteville) 3.06 in
Bladen County (Bladenboro) 2.63 in

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