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February 2012 Archives

North Carolina man cited in commodities fraud ring

A Charlotte, North Carolina, man could face federal charges now that the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a complaint indicating that the man operated a fraudulent commodity pool. The man's alleged actions included the acceptance of more than $3 million from 30 various participants all over the United States in exchange-traded commodity futures transactions. Supposedly, the man used the money to make personal purchases and falsely reported profits from trading.

Brunswick County police officer injured in fatal car accident

It's always jarring to read a story wherein an officer of the law has been involved in an accident. But, given the sheer magnitude of time they spend on the roadways, a car accident seems almost inevitable at some point. However, wrecks often happen because of negligence on the part of another driver. Recently, a Brunswick County, North Carolina, police officer was involved in a fatal car accident by no fault of his own.

NC State student critically injured by alleged drunk driver

A senior chemistry major at North Carolina State was critically injured yesterday morning when another student hit his bike while allegedly driving drunk on campus. Authorities say that the impact of the car was violent and that the biking student was thrown onto the car's windshield. The impact of the biker's body smashed the windshield of the car where he landed. The biker was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

4 face drug charges after Wilmington police bust

Wilmington, North Carolina, police recently apprehended four individuals on various charges of drug possession and intent to sell, among other alleged crimes. The arrests came the night of Feb. 9 following an operation conducted by the Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

Passenger dies in Brunswick auto accident

A serious car accident caused a man's death when the vehicle in which he was riding was hit by an SUV. The man, a passenger in the car, was killed on Monday, Feb. 6. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the man's wife was driving on U.S. 17 near Supply in Brunswick County when she attempted to turn left into a parking lot. The accident occurred when an SUV struck their vehicle.

Respected North Carolina teacher faces federal charges

The state of North Carolina has been rocked to its core after learning that a beloved and respected member of the community is facing federal charges for allegedly paying a hit man to kill three informants from a recent terrorism trial. The 46-year-old teacher at the center of the controversy is accused of playing a role in a plot to have three people beheaded. Her parents, colleagues and neighbors maintain one general consensus regarding the federal charges against the woman: "We don't believe it."

College bus causes chain reaction accident, 5 hurt

Parents in North Carolina and elsewhere worry about the safety of their children; it's what they do. And parents worry when they send their children away to college, because they are out of their sight. And while many college students make foolish mistakes, parents shouldn't have to worry that the school the students are enrolled at will put their safety at risk.

Pedestrian killed in New Hanover County crash

As local residents know, Wilmington is a great place to be a pedestrian. Our city is chalk full of sidewalks, beaches and pleasant areas for getting around by foot. Unfortunately, some of these spaces can become dangerous if drivers on nearby roads aren't careful.

Car accident kills former southeast North Carolina magistrate

A former Columbus County magistrate lost his life in a car accident that took place recently just outside Whiteville, North Carolina. The accident was caused when the 60-year-old magistrate's vehicle collided with a 16-foot farm disk attached to an oncoming tractor. The magistrate's wife was with him at the time of the accident and was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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