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Archive for August, 2013

DA: Officers were justified in June checkpoint shooting

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County’s district attorney says officers were justified in using lethal force when they shot at a vehicle that tried to leave a DWI checkpoint in Leland in June.

DA Jon David made the decision based on a SBI investigation into the June 14 shooting on US 17.

Investigators say officers from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Leland Police Department fired at the vehicle driven by Antoine Lavar Graham. He and passenger Jerry Melvin were injured.

David determined the officers were justified, because Graham used his car as a deadly weapon against officers and civilians at the checkpoint.

In a news release, David said while he normally would describe in detail what happened, in this case he will not, because Graham is being prosecuted for felony assaults against many of the same officers who opened fire.

Graham is charged with multiple counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. David says as a result of evidence produced during the investigation, Graham will also be charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Graham was also wanted in connection with felony drug charges handed down by a grand jury in March.

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Officials: 20 injured, 1 critical in National Guard bus crash in Iredell Co.

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


IREDELL COUNTY, NC (WSOCTV.com) — A bus carrying National Guardsmen has overturned in Iredell County Friday afternoon, officials said.

The accident happened on Highway 150/152, just east of Mooresville.

Mooresville officials said 20 people were injured, 11 were transported and one was critically injured in the crash.

Click here to read more and see video at WSOCTV.com

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Here Now – Six years and 38 states later, couple back home

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

For 30 years, Dennis Rogers roamed eastern North Carolina in search of stories

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More investments in renewable energy coming to North Carolina

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Some farmers across North Carolina are giving up traditional farming for a hot idea — collecting energy from the sun is what is about to take place at a solar farm under construction in Bladen County.

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Man accused of beating victim so severely, eyeball was knocked out of place

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

A man is behind bars, accused of beating a 60-year-old man so severely that one of his eyeballs was knocked out of place.

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