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Archive for August, 2013

MIssing Calif. woman found safe

Monday, August 19th, 2013

A California woman who went missing from Carolina Shores on Friday was found at about 6 p.m. Monday at a Calabash residence.

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ONLY ON 3: Veteran wants to reunite military ID bracelet with its owner

Monday, August 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County veteran is searching for the owner of a military ID bracelet he found years ago.

“With a metal detector, there is no telling what you are going to find,” WWII veteran James Craft said.

About 10 years ago, Craft was walking through Hugh MacRae park when he found this a piece of a an ID bracelet.

“It is M slash S-G-T, which stands for Master Sergeant. It has his name: Glen C. Hewitt,” Craft said.

And there’s the service number RA34899606 on the back.

“That’s how they kept track of the people they had,” Craft said. “It is like your Social Security Number now.”

Craft has a similar ID bracelet from when he served in WWII. He says the bracelets are valuable, made from heavy silver, and an important piece of history. He wants to return the ID to its owner or his family.

“I’d love to have it back if I had lost it and know the story of how it got to where it was. How did it end up in the park?” Craft said.

But why did it take Craft so long to come forward? He said he was inspired by a StarNews story about a lost Purple Heart, but he needs some with the mystery he hasn’t been able to solve for years.

“I tried to get into some of their numbers, World War II records, and I was unable to,” he said. “Somebody with more abilities with the computer than I have could probably do it.”

After a quick search, we found a listing for Glen C. Hewitt, who was from Onslow County and injured while serving in the Army during the Korean War on Nov. 7, 1950. So far, though, we have not found any more up-to-date records for him.

If you know how to reach Glen Hewitt or his family, e-mail us at newsroom@wwaytv3.com.

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CA woman who went missing in Brunswick Co. found

Monday, August 19th, 2013

A California woman who went missing Friday afternoon in Brunswick County has been found and is safe, a spokesperson for the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday night.

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2 men wanted for questioning in woman’s disappearance

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Two unidentified men are being sought for questioning in the disappearance of a California woman

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Men wanted for questioning in connection to search for missing woman

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing California woman, along with two men wanted for questioning.

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