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Archive for July, 2013

Names of double fatal stabbing in N. Topsail Beach released

Monday, July 29th, 2013

The North Topsail Police Department has released the names of the men killed in a knife fight on the beach last week.

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Crews find body of missing fisherman near Whiteville

Monday, July 29th, 2013

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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Crews have found the body of a man who fell out of a boat while fishing on Beaver Pond near Whiteville this morning.

Columbus County Emergency Services Director Kay Worley says the man, who was about 70 years old, and his wife were fishing near US 74/76 when the man stood up to look at some bird eggs and the bridge, and the boat turned over. Worley says the woman got to shore safely, but the man disappeared.

Worley says crews used Lake Waccamaw’s sonar boat to find the man with the help of the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team. The body was taken to Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville, where the man was pronounced dead.

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Crews search for fisherman missing near Whiteville

Monday, July 29th, 2013

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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Crews are searching for a fisherman who fell out of a boat near Whiteville this morning.

Columbus County Emergency Services Director Kay Worley says two people were fishing near US 74/76 when one of them stood up and the boat turned over. She says a woman in the boat got out safely, but the man in the boat is missing.

Worley says crews are searching an area near 74/76 between mile markers 243 and 244.

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92-year-old crosses horseback riding off her bucket list

Monday, July 29th, 2013

92-year-old Dottie Weathersbee visited the Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program in Pender County with a number of other residents of Brightmore of Wilmington.

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Police chase ends in theft arrest

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Suspect was driving stolen vehicle

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