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Accident in Brunswick injures one, leaving traffic bottlenecked

A horrifying car accident took place earlier this month on Highway 421 in North Carolina, causing major delays during rush-hour traffic. The accident occurred where Point Harbor Road intersects with Highway 421, near the Thomas Roads Bridge in Brunswick. Traffic was backed up bumper to bumper in both directions.

Federal charges flow from routine traffic stop

Federal charges for possession of weapons carry significant consequences if a conviction is made. Unfortunately, time in a federal penitentiary, subsequent supervision and fines are all possible penalties. When the same individual is also arrested for violations of state criminal laws, the stakes increase. Nevertheless, each person accused of any crime under our criminal justice system is entitled to equal protection of certain basic rights. This is true in North Carolina and other states across the country whether the charges are for federal crimes as well as state charges.

North Carolina couple charged with fraud against the DSS

Desperate times sometimes drive people to do things that they normally would never even consider. Despite the professional or personal status of an individual, tough economic times may lead to a course of action deemed questionable in the eyes of the law. Recently, a North Carolina Social Services employee was charged with fraud under uncertain circumstances.

Son of Wilmington councilman's injuries may leave him paralyzed

A devastating vehicle accident has left the son of a Wilmington City Councilman paralyzed. According to a news report from WWAY, the automobile-bicycle accident that caused his injury took place as the young man was bicycling to Wrightsville Beach last month. Since that time, the accident victim has remained hospitalized.

DWI fatality of Charlotte pedestrian

For many hardworking North Carolinians, it's nice to go out with friends and just unwind towards the end of the work week. Sometimes that downtime involves alcohol. Unfortunately, too much alcohol can lead to an accident that alters the lives of everyone involved.

Wilmington hit and run car accident causes serious injury

Life can change in an instant. One moment a person is out for a walk, simply crossing the street, and in the next he is struck by a car and suffers serious injury. In Wilmington, and all across North Carolina, the law is clear. People who are minding their own business, and fall victim to a car accident caused by the negligence of another, are often entitled to compensation for their injury. Often the victim may be entitled to be compensated for their medical expenses, lost wages and sometimes the pain and suffering endured.

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