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  • Duplin Co. man killed in Myrtle Beach hit and run crash

    Published On: May 24 2015 06:14:10 PM CDT   Updated On: May 24 2015 06:22:56 PM CDT

    A Duplin County man is dead following a crash in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Sunday morning.

    According to the Horry County Coroners office Brandon Brinson, 21, of Magnolia was killed when the moped he was riding was struck by a vehicle on Kings Highway near Pinewood Rd.

    The accident happened at 6:45 a.m.

    According to Myrtle Beach Police Reginald Rivers, Jr. was driving a vehicle northbound on Kings Highway at a high rate of speed when he struck the moped from behind.

    Lt. Joey Crosby with Myrtle Beach Police says Rivers will be charged with felony DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under suspension and felon in possession of a handgun after the deadly hit-and-run wreck .

    According to our Myrtle Beach affiliate, WPDE, Myrtle Beach police reported earlier Sunday morning the car dragged the moped several blocks before hitting a utility pole. The driver then took off on foot.

    Myrtle Beach police say an officer witnessed the crash and was able to catch the driver of the car as he fled the scene.

  • Woman's body found in South West Creek in Onslow County

    Published On: May 23 2015 08:40:09 AM CDT   Updated On: May 23 2015 10:43:38 PM CDT

    The Onslow County Sheriff's office says they are investigating a potential homicide after a woman's body was found in South West Creek.

    According to Sheriff Hans Miller, deputies and county EMS responded Friday evening after dark to a call of a woman's body found in a creek near Foy Lockamy Road.

    Residents say her body was discovered by two fisherman.

    The Sheriff's office has not yet released the identity of the woman found. However, we spoke with family members who said the woman is 24-year-old Angela Ward. Her cousin Quatin Parker said it wasn't out of the ordinary for Ward to take walks in the woods by herself.

    "She took walks, and she would come over here and see us."

    Other family members remember Ward as being a caring, wonderful person, who was very family oriented.

    "She was a sweet person and I'm going to miss her. We're all going to miss her. She was very nice and I just wish she was still here." said cousin Nancy Abercrombie.

    Family members confirmed that Ward was taking some sort of prescription drug. The sheriff says they suspect the death may be medically related. At this point investigators found no signs of a struggle or foul play.

    As part of the sheriff's office protocol, deputies still plan to investigate this case as a potential homicide.

    Investigators are now performing what Sheriff Miller calls a "psychological autopsy" to get more information about Ward and her past.

    The medical autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

    Abercrombie asked for everyone to keep her cousin and family in their prayers during this difficult time.

    Ward leaves behind numerous family members and her 10-year-old son.

  • Pitt County Sheriff's Office warn residents of Grandparents scam

    Published On: May 24 2015 11:02:43 AM CDT


    According to the Pitt County Sheriff's Office,  con artists are scamming grandparents out of thousands of dollars by posing as grandchildren in distress.

    A 72-year-old woman in Pitt county was targeted by the scam. She alerted deputies and didn't complete the process. She lost no money. 

    Deputies ask that you call the sheriff's office if you believe you've been targeted by the scam. 

  • Memorial Day weekend ceremonies held across Eastern Carolina

    Published On: May 23 2015 07:35:42 PM CDT   Updated On: May 23 2015 07:47:06 PM CDT
    Memorial Day Event

    Several events were held across Eastern Carolina this Memorial Day weekend in honor of those who died while serving our country.

    A ceremony at New Bern's National Cemetery was held Saturday morning. During the service flags were placed at the grave sites of fallen service men and woman.

    During the service veterans were also welcomed to form a line were they received flowers and handshakes as a token of appreciation.

    "We're here to support all the veterans who fought for our country. thanking them for all they have done for us," says Anissa Bucchan.

    The town of Beaufort also hosted a Memorial Day weekend event Saturday morning as well that included a special appearance by Rep. Walter B. Jones.

    Monday the City of Havelock and Pamlico County will also hold Memorial Day events beginning at 9 a.m.

  • 10-month-old needs liver transplant to survive

    Published On: Apr 28 2015 05:34:47 PM CDT

    A 10-month-old child from Jacksonville has a rare condition and needs a liver transplant.

    In his short life, Elijah Tsawo has already fought some pretty big battles. He suffers from a rare condition called biliary atresia. Elijah's mother, Renae, said his bile ducts never formed at birth. Meaning all the toxins in his body are stuck in his liver, causing it to fail. "He's the strongest boy I know," his mother said.

    She says Elijah's condition caused his liver and spleen to swell and have made his eyes yellow from jaundice. She spends a lot of her time with Elijah seeing doctors to treat his condition.

    Elijah needs a liver transplant to survive. His blood type is O positive. His family needs help from the public to find a donor match. "If he doesn't get a transplant, it is fatal," Renae Tsawo said.

    They've had a few people come forward to donate, but so far, no one has been the perfect match. "It's been hard, but we're going to get through this," Renae Tsawo said.

    Elijah's mother said she doesn't know how much time her son has left.

    If you would like to be tested as a donor match and you're 18 or older, you're asked to contact the Duke Children's Hospital at (919) 613-7777.

  • Activists cross North Korean border to promote peace

    Published On: May 24 2015 12:28:18 PM CDT   Updated On: May 24 2015 12:43:14 PM CDT

    A group of about 40 female activists, including American activist Gloria Steineim, walked from North Korea to South Korea Sunday, calling for peace between the two sides.

  • Record rainfall causing massive flooding in Texas

    Published On: May 24 2015 01:20:16 AM CDT   Updated On: May 24 2015 07:00:01 AM CDT

    In Wichita Falls, Texas, hundreds of families face the possibility of their homes flooding.

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    Published On: May 24 2015 07:18:07 AM CDT

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  • Cannes Film Festival nears awarding prestigious 'Golden Palm'

    Published On: May 23 2015 04:10:18 PM CDT

    The Cannes Film Festival is coming to a close, with the awarding of its prestigious "Golden Palm"

  • N.Y. brothers, veterans of WWII, die hours apart

    Published On: May 24 2015 12:34:48 AM CDT   Updated On: May 24 2015 04:51:44 AM CDT

    Two New York brothers, who served in World War II, died within hours of each other.