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NC Highway Patrol Launches Distracted Driving Prevention Campaign

June 7, 2012

The North Carolina Highway Patrol will be launching a “distracted driving” prevention campaign this month to heighten the public’s awareness regarding the dangers associated with texting while driving. Since Dec. 1, 2009, texting while driving in North Carolina has been illegal. For drivers younger than 18 years old, any use of a cell phone – […]

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Woman Killed in Harnett County Golf Cart Accident

June 22, 2012

An investigation continues after a woman was killed in a golf cart accident near Spring Lake, Harnett County. According to a news article published by Wral.com, the woman died after being knocked off the golf cart by a security cable, designed to keep trespassers out. The fatal accident occurred Thursday night. Authorities reported that the […]

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Kelly & West Offers Safety Tips in Preparation for the Expected Heat Wave this Weekend

June 28, 2012

The National Weather Service announced an excessive heat watch from Central North Carolina to the coast Friday through Sunday night. Temperatures are expected to reach 105 degrees over the weekend and could hit a record high of 106 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, according to Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist. With high heats expected this weekend, […]

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Fourth of July Watercraft Accident Highlights Dangers of Inexperience

July 13, 2012

Critical injuries suffered on the Fourth of July by a Duke football player unfortunately illustrate the dangers of operating personal watercraft, especially when their riders have little experience and no formal boat safety training. Blair Holliday, a sophomore wide receiver on Duke’s football team, was left in a coma after his personal watercraft collided with […]

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Durham Woman Sustains Back Injury after being Run Over by an SUV

July 24, 2012

A 70-year-old Durham woman, hit by an SUV at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in June, was treated for a back injury and released from WakeMed according to a Wral.com news report. Genevee Dillard has been resting in bed, unable to stand up straight or walk, according to her daughter, Sheremy Dillard-Clanton. When Dillard-Clanton drove up to […]

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Labor Leader Seth Rosen Dies in Swimming Accident

July 30, 2012

Known as a scrappy fighter for workers’ rights, Seth Rosen, 55, vice president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) labor union, died Friday, July 27, in the Outer Banks, North Carolina, according to the Communications Workers of America. Rosen, of Westlake, and his wife Kathi, were in the water when the accident occurred around […]

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Clay County Is Number One In Danger on the Road In N.C.

August 17, 2012

Clay County ranked number one in North Carolina last year, based on driving fatalities relative to miles driven. There were five fatal accidents from March through September of 2011 in Clay. The ranking was determined by a AAA Carolinas analysis. Unlike other counties, where speed caused many accidents, the older age of the drivers in […]

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Friendly Pit Bull Corners Suspected Shooter in NC Barn

August 28, 2012

Abby, a friendly 4-year old pit bull mix, barked for so long at a seemingly empty Randolph County, North Carolina, barn that neighbors dialed 911. When police responded to the scene they discovered a suspected shooter inside who is thought to have wounded two North Carolina police officers several hours earlier. Thirty-six-year-old James Lee Ashley […]

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Drag Racing Leads to Fatal Accident, Lands Woman in Prison

August 31, 2012

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a 47-year-old female drag racer entered an Alford plea Aug. 28, 2012 to involuntary manslaughter. She was reportedly charged with murder for an April 2009 accident that killed three on Highway 49 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The defendant, Carlene Atkinson, of Lake Wylie, South Carolina, entered what is […]

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7-Year Old Bicyclist Struck by Car, in Critical Condition

May 31, 2012

Daniel Brito, 7, of Mohawk Trail was riding his bicycle in Clayton when he was struck by a pickup truck. He is currently in critical condition at Wake Medical Center. The accident occurred on May 30, 2012 at approximately 4:50 p.m. Police reports state that Brito was attempting to turn his bike around when he […]

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