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Archive for November, 2013

Brunswick County approves $85,000 in incentives for company

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The county will provide $40,000 and will connect a sewer line that is expected to cost up to $45,000 to complete.

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Plane wreckage found, pilot dead

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Emergency officials have narrowed down the search area in the hunt for a missing plane and pilot in Duplin County.

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Crews narrow search area for missing plane

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Duplin County emergency crews are searching roughly a half mile area to try and narrow down the location that a single engine plane may have crashed on Sunday.

Duplin County Emergency Manager Reid Sutherland says that just after 3 p.m. Monday his office was notified by the North Carolina Highway Patrol that there was a downed aircraft near Kenansville.

Sutherland says that air and ground crews have located an emergency locator transmission and are currently working to pinpoint its exact location which they believe to be in a heavily wooded swamp to the north of the Duplin County Airport.

Crews in Pender County stopped their search for the plane around 5 p.m. Monday.

Officials say the plane left from Albert Ellis Airport in Jacksonville Sunday morning and was headed to Michigan.

Crews tried to pinpoint a signal given off by an emergency locator beacon, which was picked up by satellites.

Investigators say the satellites that receive the signal are not completely accurate. They said they also had hits in Duplin County and one near Mount Olive.

Officials have not released the pilot’s name, but they say he is in the military and his family has been notified.

Stay with WWAY for more information on this developing story.

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FIRST ON 3: Crews find missing plane, pilot dead inside

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

KENANSVILLE, NC (WWAY) — After crews in Pender County searched all day Monday for a single engine plane that went missing on Sunday authorities have found the plane in Duplin County.

According to Duplin County Emergency Manager Reid Sutherland search and rescue crews found the wreckage around 10 p.m. on Monday night.

According to Sutherland crews used an emergency locator beacon to narrow their search down to roughly a two-mile area north of the Duplin County Airport in Kenansville.

Search and rescue crews then focused their efforts on a heavily wooded swamp about a half mile off of Doctor Williams Road and Best Road.

Sutherland says crews were able to follow a debris trail to locate the fuselage where the pilot was found dead inside.

Earlier Monday officials searched an area in Pender County for the plane after emergency beacons originally placed the plane in that area.

Officials say the plane left Albert Ellis Airport in Jacksonville Sunday morning and was headed to Michigan.

Officials are not releasing the pilot’s name but they say he is in the military and his family has already been notified.

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3 face heroin-related charges

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Three people were arrested Friday evening on drug charges, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office release.

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