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North Carolina News – November 9

North Carolina News – November 9

JAIL OFFICER ASSAULTED

Another assault on jail officer in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For the second time in two weeks, a Mecklenburg County jail officer was taken to the hospital after being assaulted. The Charlotte Observer reports the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office says a jail officer saw several inmates playing cards during a housing unit tour and told them to stop and return to their cells. According to the sheriff’s office, one inmate threatened the officer, prompting four other inmates to surround the officer. The sheriff’s office says another inmate threatened the officer, who hit an inmate and sparked a fight. Last week, the sheriff’s office says three jail officers were assaulted by an inmate.

BODY WASHES ASHORE

Officials: Man’s body washes ashore on North Carolina coast

HARKERS ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says a man’s body has washed ashore on a North Carolina beach. A news release says that the body of 65-year-old Gregory L. Miller of Durham washed up on the north end of South Core Banks on Monday morning. Authorities have not said how Miller died, but noted that he was staying at the Great Island Cabin Camp, which is operated by the park service on Cape Lookout National Seashore. National Park Service rangers and the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office have begun an investigation. 

FRANKLIN GRAHAM-HEART SURGERY

Franklin Graham undergoes heart surgery at Mayo Clinic

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — A spokesman for Franklin Graham says the evangelist underwent a specialized heart surgery to treat a condition which had developed in recent months. Mark Barber, a spokesman for North Carolina-based Samaritan’s Purse, said in a news release that Graham successfully underwent the procedure Monday at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The news release said that in recent months, the son of the late evangelist Billy Graham had developed constrictive pericarditis, inflammation, and hardening of the sac around the heart that compresses the heart and prevents it from working properly. The surgery involved removing the pericardium, and Graham’s doctors expect a full recovery.

OUTER BANKS-HIGHWAY CLOSED

Flooding closes highway on North Carolina’s Outer Banks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A part of the highway linking North Carolina’s Outer Banks to the mainland remains closed because of ocean overwash, According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, N.C. Highway 12 is closed from the Marc Basnight Bridge to Rodanthe because of a storm along the coast. A news release says ocean overwash destroyed some sand dunes protecting the highway and forced the partial closure on Sunday. NCDOT work crews were expected to push sand off areas of N.C. Highway 12 where they are able to safely do so, but the overwash that blew out the dunes at Mirlo and Pea Island continued to inundate N.C. 12.

CAR CHASE-JUVENILES ARRESTED

Juveniles arrested after car chase, attempted assault

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say two juveniles are facing criminal charges after one of them tried to back a vehicle over a police officer and led others on a chase before they were captured. The Kinston Police Department says in a news release that officers checked out what was described as a suspicious vehicle, and when they tried to find out why they were there, the driver tried to back over one of the officers, who escaped injury. The juveniles were finally captured in New Bern by Craven County sheriff’s deputies.

GOOD SAMARITAN KILLED

North Carolina woman killed trying to help crash victims

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police say a North Carolina woman was killed after she was hit by an SUV while trying to help people trapped in their car after a crash. News outlets report the Durham Police Department says in a news release that 29-year-old Jasmine Harbison was killed on a Durham street shortly after 2:30 a.m. Sunday. According to police, Harbison and her boyfriend had stopped to help the occupants of one vehicle who were trapped inside after it collided with another vehicle and overturned. Police said Harbison was standing beside the first vehicle when another SUV struck her. Police say she died at the scene.

MISSING GIRL FOUND-TIKTOK

TikTok rescue: Girl got help using silent distress signal

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say a 16-year-old girl held captive by a 61-year-old man was rescued on an interstate highway in Kentucky after another driver noticed her making a silent distress signal with her hand. The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says the driver is being held on charges of unlawful imprisonment and possession of material showing a sexual performance by a minor. The girl reported missing by her parents in Asheville, North Carolina. The distress signal promoted on TikTok is to raise your hand showing your palm with your thumb extended, and then tuck your thumb into your palm and lower your fingers over it, as if to trap the thumb.

FATAL CRASH-PLEA

N. Carolina motorist gets up to 27 years in fatal accident

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — A district attorney says a North Carolina man will spend up to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty to hitting two people with his vehicle as they stood in a driveway in February. News outlets report the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office says in a news release that Dakota Reiswig of Brunswick County pleaded guilty on Friday to two counts of second-degree murder and was sentenced to a minimum of 21 years in prison. Reiswig drove across the center line on N.C. Highway 904 and hit Robert Winslow of Cary and Mint Greene of Ocean Isle Beach. Both died at the scene.

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