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Gov. McCrory tours eastern NC tornado damage

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

CHOCOWINITY, N.C. (AP)– Gov. Pat McCrory is heading to eastern North Carolina to tour areas damaged by at least seven tornados that struck the state on Friday.

McCrory will be joined by other officials first in Beaufort County, where at noon Sunday he will tour areas around Chocowinity. Authorities say a tornado with winds up to 150 mph injured more than a dozen people and destroyed or heavily damaged 200 businesses.

McCrory will then head across the Albemarle Sound to Chowan County, where he will see the damage in Edenton from a tornado forecasters say had maximum winds of around 125 mph. That tornado also was one of two twisters Friday to damage neighborhoods around Elizabeth City.

No deaths were reported from the storms.

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Pilot program aims to help save beaches

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

"The Carolina Shore Tour" aims to educate residents and tourists about ecosystems on Brunswick’s barrier islands

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UPDATE: Teen driver charged in triple fatal

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

three people, including two children are dead after a car crash in Columbus County.

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Teen driver responsible for three deaths in highway pileup

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) –The Tabor-Loris Tribune reports two children and an elderly man were killed in a three car accident near Whiteville around 10:00PM Friday.

Jaquan Wandaris King, 17, was charged with three counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, driving left of center, and driving without a license.

King was travelling north on U.S. 701, and attempted to illegally pass a vehicle near the intersection of Gaston Sellers Rd. and U.S. 701.

Oncoming traffic forced him back into his lane causing him to hit the car in front of him, a 2000 Saab. Driving the Saab, 78 year-old James Brown.

The collision made Brown lose control of his vehicle spinning him across the center line, forcing a head on crash into a 2004 Kia Spectrum driven by Savanah Robledo, 25. Passengers in the Kia were Robledo’s daughter, 8 year-old Brittany Long and Robledo’s two sisters Brenda Acosta, 13 and Anna Acosta, 16. Brittany Long and Brenda Acosta were both killed in the collision.

Brown, not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the Saab. All four passengers in the Kia were belted.

The impact flipped the Kia causing it to land upside-down on top of the Saab.

After the chain reaction was started by King, his 1997 Ford skidded to a stop on the side of the road. None of the three teen passengers in King’s car suffered severe injury.

Source: Tabor-Loris Tribune


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TV timing, spring break factors in parade length

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

The spacing of the participants is designed to ensure the Azalea queen’s arrival at City Hall for a noon TV broadcast

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