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Archive for September, 2014

Gov. McCrory releases long-range transportation plan

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Gov. Pat McCrory (R) unveiled his 25-year transportation plan in Wilmington during his first of several stops across the state Wednesday.

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Authorities search for suspect in Shallotte bank robbery

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The man fled on foot with an undetermined amount of money.

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Police: App St. student died about the time she disappeared

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

BOONE, NC (AP) — Police say an autopsy on an Appalachian State University coed who was the subject of a search died not long after she was last seen earlier this month.

Boone Police Chief Dana Crawford said Wednesday the autopsy on 18-year-old Anna Smith of High Point found signs of suffocation and no injuries to the head, neck, chest, or pelvic area. Crawford said while Smith did not appear to have been killed, investigators continue to look for any clues pointing to homicide.

The police chief said previously that a letter apparently written by Smith was found near her body, which was discovered Saturday in a heavily wooded area off campus. Authorities, family and friends had searched for Smith since she was reported missing from her college dorm on Sept. 3.

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Police: Boy missing from Durham may be in Southport

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Durham Police are trying to find a missing 20-month-old boy, who they say could be in Brunswick County.

Andrew Thompson Jr. is a black male weighing about 28 pounds. Investigators say he may be in Durham or Southport with his mother Dreama Ferguson, 24, or his father Andre Thompson, 38. Neither parent has legal custody of the child at this time, according to the Durham County Department of Social Services.

Anyone with information on the child’s whereabouts is asked to call Sgt. Wiggins at (919) 560-4582, ext. 29240, the Police Department’s front desk at (919) 560-4427 or 911.

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Swimmer pulled from ocean off Kure Beach

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Kure Beach Ocean Rescue had to pull a man from the surf this morning.

One of the officers who responded said it happened at 11:18 a.m. near the 1100 block of South Fort Fisher Blvd.

Officials say fire and rescue crews worked on the man for a while and were able to get a pulse back at the scene. He was then transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. There is no word on the man’s name or condition.

Ocean Rescue could not say if the incident had to do with rip currents, but witnesses told WWAY they saw several rip currents in the area this morning. Forecaster expected an elevated rip risk along the coast today as Hurricane Edouard pulled out to sea.

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