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June 2012 Archives

Cyclist dies in fatal Onslow County car accident

When North Carolina drivers get behind the wheel of a car, they assume a reasonable duty of care for other drivers as well as pedestrians and cyclists on the road. A second of inattention may result in a car accident that could cause serious injury or even death. Unfortunately, a fatal car accident occurred in Onslow County on Thursday, June 14.

North Carolina couple faces drug charges after reporting break-in

Two North Carolina residents ended up having their days turned around after a woman called to report her home being broken into and was later arrested along with her husband for drug charges. The woman, an optometrist, called police after she came home on her lunch break and found a back window in her home open. She heard noises in the home and contacted police. When police responded and later searched the home, they allegedly found enough evidence to file drug charges against the couple.

Winterville car accident sends 5 people to the hospital

A car accident can happen at any time and pretty much anyplace with little or no warning. While not all car accidents are fatal, many result in serious injuries. Recently, a North Carolina car accident occurred that sent everyone involved to the hospital.

Wilmington officers serving warrant arrest woman on drug charges

Wilmington police recently went to a local apartment, searching for a man who was wanted on outstanding warrants. The man was found outside the apartment and placed under arrest. In a search of the apartment related to the arrest, a woman with a baby was discovered inside, and she ended up being arrested on separate drug charges.

Doctors, police officers warn of the dangers of distracted driving

Distracted driving, especially having to do with cellphones and texting, is one of the top causes for car accidents in North Carolina. Doctors have noticed a pronounced spike in accidents involving distracted driving, leading them to dub the summer months as "trauma season." In North Carolina, texting while driving is completely banned and cellphone use is restricted for novice drivers in hopes of preventing car accidents.

Man faces weapons charge after stop by Wilmington police

Wilmington police arrested a man on May 22 and charged him with a weapons crime. The 38-year-old man was taken to the New Hanover County jail where his bail was set at $50,000. The violent crime arrest occurred after police allegedly watched the man trying to sell a weapon in the 2400 block of Colonial Drive.

Asheville car accident kills girl, driver charged with murder

A North Carolina car accident turned tragic when an 8-year-old child died from her injuries. This particular accident took an even more tragic turn when it was later discovered that the man allegedly responsible for the accident intentionally turned his vehicle toward his girlfriend, to whom he was engaged to be married, and her daughter before the accident.

Witness testimony could play a role in Wilmington murder case

An alleged gang member is in police custody in Wilmington, accused of a violent crime. The man is accused of shooting a 22-year-old unarmed man after a fight. The claimed violent crime led to a single count of first-degree murder.

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