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Archive for August, 2013

Convicted felon faces new heroin, firearm charges

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

A convicted felon was arrested recently on heroin and firearm charges following a month-long investigation, according to a spokesperson with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.

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Hunt Club Road fire intentionally set

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Fire officials say a structure fire they responded to Thursday was intentionally set.

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Man found dead in surf at Carolina Beach a suspected suicide

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Carolina Beach police are trying to determine what killed a man who was found dead in the surf Friday morning.

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Men facing several drug charges after lengthy investigation

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office arrested two men in Shallotte Friday after a lengthy investigation. Mugshots inside.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Man found dead at Carolina Beach killed himself

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Police say a man found dead at Carolina Beach killed himself.

Investigators are working to identify the man, who they say turtle patrol found dead in the surf on Carolina Beach early Friday morning.

Carolina Beach Police say the New Hanover County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted a preliminary autopsy and believes the cause of death is a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Around 6:30 a.m., police say they responded to a call about a man who was unresponsive on the beach near the 400 block of Carolina Beach Avenue.

A member of the Carolina Beach Sea Turtle Project found the body, described as a white male, about 35 years old.

Carolina Beach Police have requested a full autopsy in Jacksonville.

Investigators say they have not determined the man’s identity.

Photo Courtesy: Greg George

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