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Archive for July, 2012

Sister remembers disappearance, murder of Allison Jackson Foy six years later

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Her remains were found on the side of Carolina Beach Road two years after her disappearance. But her killer is still on the streets. Monday marks six years to the day when Allison Jackson Foy went missing.

At 2 a.m. on July 30, 2006, it was last call at Junction Pub Billiards and the last time Foy was seen. Six years later, her sister’s fight for answers and justice continues.

“The first thing that comes into my mind are her children,” says Lisa Valentino, Allison Jackson Foy’s sister. “Her two daughters, who had their mother ripped from their lives at a very young age.”

When Foy went missing in 2006, her little girls were left to grow up without a mom. Now 18 and 10 years old, the days of no answers seemed to have flown by. But time is at a stand still for Valentino.

“I believe that someone out there holds the key to all of these questions that we still have regarding Allison and Angela’s case,” she says.

In 2008, Foy’s remains along with another missing woman’s were found off of Carolina Beach Road. Last month, a billboard was unveiled near Independence Mall to elicit information.

Monday, six years after Foy’s disappearance, Valentino organized a Facebook page for people to post thoughts and prayers in hopes that no one forgets, and justice will eventually be served.

“She deserves that, her children deserve that and my family deserves that,” Valentino says. “So no, there’s no stopping. Ever.”

If you have any information about Foy’s murder, you can contact the Wilmington Police Department or the CUE Center for Missing Persons.

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New Hanover News & Notes – Surf gala; consignment sale; Corvettes show

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Wrightsville Beach will host Surf Gala 2012 and Surfers Healing, an international surf camp for children with autism, Aug. 19-20.

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Soldier accused of negligent homicide not guilty

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A military jury has found an Army sergeant not guilty of negligent homicide in the death of an Army private who killed himself in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Adam Holcomb was found guilty Monday on two lesser charges, maltreatment of a subordinate and assault. He faces a maximum of 2 1/2 years in prison.

The 10-member jury deliberated for two hours in military court at Fort Bragg Monday after hearing closing arguments.

Holcomb was the first of eight soldiers to be court-martialed for the alleged racial hazing of Pvt. Danny Chen, who killed himself last October.

Throughout the trial, the defense painted Chen as an incompetent soldier disowned by his family. Prosecutors said Holcomb abused Chen and drove him to suicide.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Fire destroys World War II-era church in NC

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

WEST JEFFERSON, N.C. (AP) – Ashe County authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a church built during World War II.

The Charlotte Observer reports that North Beaver Baptist Church on N.C. 163 near West Jefferson was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The church dates back to 1943.

The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office said the fire is suspicious in nature and there might have been a break-in before the blaze broke out. A sheriff’s deputy noticed the flames while on patrol.

Damage to the church was estimated at $750,000.

A funeral home in West Jefferson allowed church members to use their facility for worship services Sunday.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NC lawyer died of accidental drowning

Monday, July 30th, 2012

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands (AP) – Authorities in the Turks & Caicos Islands say an autopsy shows that a North Carolina attorney died earlier this month due to accidental drowning.

Police announced the autopsy results Monday. However, they added that authorities are awaiting toxicology results, which will not be available for two weeks.

The body of 46-year-old Jeffrey Trent of Charlotte, North Carolina, was found floating July 22 by people on an excursion boat just off the British territory’s main island of Providenciales.

Police say rescuers tried unsuccessfully to revive Trent, who was on vacation.

He was a partner in the Charlotte law firm of FrickTrent PLLC.

Law partner Tracy Frick has complained that the firm has been unable to get details about Trent’s death from local authorities. She had asked the U.S. State Department for assistance.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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