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Mother of Toddler Burned by Soup Files Lawsuit

January 22, 2014

A North Carolina woman is suing a ramen noodle company, alleging that design defects led to the second-degree burns her 1-year-old daughter incurred. Fox News reports that Kimberly Buffkin filed the lawsuit against Maruchan Inc. and its parent company, Tokyo-based Toyo Suisan Kaisha, in Forsyth Superior Court. The incident referred to in the lawsuit occurred […]

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New Documents Shed Light on Ride Accident at NC County Fair

January 27, 2014

Hundreds of document pages were recently released pertaining to the disastrous ride accident last October at the North Carolina State Fair. ABC11 Raleigh reported some of the information gleaned from the documents, which show the reasoning that led investigators to arrest both the owner and the operator of the Vortex ride that malfunctioned on Oct. […]

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Fatal Head-On Crash is 4th Wrong Way Collision on U.S. Highway 1

January 30, 2014

A North Carolina accident that killed two drivers is the fourth fatal crash in six years that has involved vehicles headed the wrong way on U.S. Highway 1, between Southern Pines and Sanford. WRAL News reports that 36-year-old Terrell Abbott of Austin, Texas, and 20-year-old Jasmine Wicker of Sanford, North Carolina, were killed when their […]

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NC Appeals Court Rules that Fireworks Negligence Lawsuit Can Proceed

February 24, 2014

The North Carolina Court of Appeals will allow negligence lawsuits filed on behalf of four workers killed or injured during a 2009 fireworks explosion to continue. WCNC News reports that the court ruled in favor of the estates of three workers who died as a result of the explosion and one who was injured. Representatives […]

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NC Supreme Court to Consider Wrongful Death Suit Against Wilson County

February 25, 2014

A woman filing a wrongful death suit against Wilson County over the death of her husband has been given the go-ahead by the North Carolina Supreme Court. The Wilson Times reports that the lawsuit filed by Lois Edmonson Bynum will be considered despite Wilson County’s attempt to appeal an earlier decision by a local judge, […]

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Plane Crash Severs Lawn Mower Operator’s Hand

April 29, 2014

A single-engine plane crashed into a man operating a lawnmower at a small North Carolina airport, severing his hand. The New York Daily News reports that 74-year-old John Rufty was operating a riding lawnmower along a grass landing strip when the accident occurred. A single-engine plane, piloted by 84-year-old Edward Sisson, was flying into the […]

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Investigators Search for Cause of Blast Killing Seven Camp LeJeune Marines

March 28, 2013

Investigators are trying to determine who or what was responsible for the Nevada blast that killed seven Camp LeJeune marines and injured eight others on March 18. The blast occurred when a mortar shell exploded while still in its tube, sending shrapnel into the young men. Hurt or killed in the explosion were men from […]

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Man Files Suit Against North Carolina-Based Truck Company

January 28, 2012

A man is suing a North Carolina-based trucking company for injuries he allegedly suffered in an October 2011 truck accident. According to the lawsuit, Kenneth Christiensen was hit by a tractor-trailer while traveling north on U.S. Highway 59 in Goliad County on Oct. 23, 2011. The lawsuit claims that driver of the tractor-trailer, James Alton […]

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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, 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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