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Archive for October, 2012

Former Bragg soldiers get life in contract killing

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Two former soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg have been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the contract killing of the wife of one of the men.

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Two Leland cops sent home after being ‘involved in an incident’

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Two Leland Police Officers were involved in an incident Saturday morning in downtown Wilmington according to the department.

Wilmington police had to intervene.

The department says Ofc. Crain and Ofc. Correll were cited and released.

The incident is under internal investigation. Both officers were immediately placed on administrative leave without pay until the conclusion of the investigation.

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About 6,000 without power in the Carolinas

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Most people in the Carolinas still have electricity despite the superstorm sparked by Tropical Storm Sandy.

Duke Energy reported about 4,000 customers without service early Tuesday. The biggest outages were in Henderson County, with about 2,600 customers without service.

About 1,000 customers are without service in Buncombe County.

Dominion Power reported only a couple of dozen customers are without service on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Ocean search continues for tall ship’s captain

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

ELIZABETH CITY, NC (AP) — The Coast Guard continues searching the Atlantic 90 miles off the North Carolina coast for the captain of the HMS Bounty, which sank during Hurricane Sandy.

Coast Guard Capt. Joe Kelly said Tuesday that 63-year-old Robin Walbridge from St. Petersburg, Fla., could still be alive in the Gulf Stream waters more than a day after the replica 18th-century sailing vessel sank in high winds and waves. The Coast Guard says the ocean temperature in the search area is nearly 80 degrees.

Kelly says Wallbridge went overboard early Monday when the ship rolled as the deck slid below 18-foot waves.

The Coast Guard rescued 14 crew members by helicopter Monday. Hours later they found 42-year-old Claudene Christian, who was later declared dead.

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

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Outer Banks begins clean up after Hurricane Sandy

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC (AP) — People on North Carolina’s Outer Banks are facing some flooding and damage from Hurricane Sandy, but emergency management officials say it could have been worse.

The Category 1 hurricane brought light rain and diminishing winds to the North Carolina coast Monday. Most counties reported no major damage or storm related injuries, although some roads were flooded.

Currituck County Emergency Management spokesman Randall Edwards says most of the roads in his county were passable. He says the skies were clearing Tuesday morning, though it was windy.

In Carteret County, Emergency Management spokeswoman Joann Smith says they have little damage. Smith says there’s standing water on some roads, but that’s it. Hyde County also reported no homes were flooded.

In other counties, emergency management officials are still assessing the damage.

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

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