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Archive for June, 2013

UPDATE: Someone killed in accident on Carolina Beach Road

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Someone was killed Monday morning in an accident involving a car and an 18-wheeler on Carolina Beach Road.

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NC ranks 35th in US in overall child wellbeing

Monday, June 24th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — An annual report finds North Carolina isn’t seeing a big improvement on the overall wellbeing of its children compared to other states.

The report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation released Monday says North Carolina ranks 35th in child wellbeing and one in four children in the state live in poverty. Both are little changed from last year’s study.

The report used 2011 data and found one in three children lived in families where adults lacked full-time employment. The group says families could slip further because Republican legislators and GOP Gov. Pat McCrory cut unemployment benefits and set the state’s earned income tax credit to expire next year.

The report says since 2005 the percentage of children without health insurance fell, while fourth-grade reading and eighth-grade math scores improved.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Bladenboro resident killed while crossing NJ highway

Monday, June 24th, 2013

A person from North Carolina was struck and killed by a car as she tried to cross a highway in southern New Jersey.

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Bladen Co. man killed while crossing NJ highway

Monday, June 24th, 2013

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Bladen County man is dead after being hit and killed as he tried to cross a New Jersey highway.

Family members tell WWAY the victim is Charles Robert Shaw.

A New Jersey newspaper reports the 50-year-old was hit and killed around 10:30 p.m. Saturday as he tried to walk across Route 37 in Toms River, NJ, which is north of Atlantic City. Police say Shaw is the sixth person killed in five accidents along the road this year, including the third pedestrian, according to the Asbury Park Press.

Investigators told the newspaper Shaw was staying at a nearby motel.

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Detectives investigating after man found dead in Leland

Monday, June 24th, 2013

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a man was found dead in Leland early Monday.

A spokeswoman says the call came in around 1:30 a.m., reporting the death of a male in the Deerwood Meadows community off of Mt. Misery Road.

Few details are known at this time, but investigators are on the scene searching for answers.

Stay with WWAY for more information as this story develops.

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