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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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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 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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