North Carolina News

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Follow Up: Cat alerts Holly Springs family about carbon monoxide, 3 hospitalized

A family's cat is being called a hero after a mother and two kids in Holly Springs were rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning. Paramedics were called to the family's home on Sarrucca Court, off Piney Grove-Wilbon Road about carbon monoxide poisoning. The town fire chief reported the woman and two kids were taken to the hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time. ABC11 has learned that the family left a car running in the garage overnight, and it was the cat who woke them up. "My daughter woke us up and said the cat is making funny noises and then she passed out," the woman's husband said.
WTVD-TV ABC Channel 11

Editorial: Clinton police, fire salary bumps needed

A competitive and ever-changing workforce necessitates wise choices by city and county governments looking to attract the best and the brightest individuals to their departments, and to keep the most well-trained, qualified and hard-working among its existing employee pool. The City of Clinton has recognized that fact and is proposing a much deserved salary bump for police officers and firefighters in the 2017-18 budget, a move we believe is necessary in the ongoing effort to recruit and retain the most qualified public safety teams to take care of our community.
Clinton Sampson Independent

Woman dies after driving around barricades in Greene County

A woman has died after the North Carolina Highway Patrol said she drove around several barricades and was swept away in the flooding that has followed heavy rains earlier this week. Local media outlets said the car on N.C. 58 was carried away by high water from Contentnea Creek about 8 p.m. Wednesday in Greene County near Stantonsburg. Authorities said the woman was the only person in the car, which was found later by firefighters. The woman's name has not yet been released. It's the second apparent storm-related death in North Carolina. Transportation department officials found a body Tuesday while removing debris at a bridge over the Neuse River near Smithfield. That victim's name has not been released.
Morganton News Herald

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3 hospitalized when Holly Springs home fills with carbon monoxide

Two Holly Springs children and their mother were taken to the hospital early Wednesday morning to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. Authorities said the family was asleep in the house on Sarrucca Court when they felt nauseated. Someone called the fire department around 4:15 a.m. Fire officials said the family was alerted to a problem by their pet cats that were jumping on and off the bed. The fire chief said the family parked a car in the garage around 9 p.m. last night but left it running, which caused the home to fill with the gas.
WRAL-TV CBS 5 Raleigh

Wrightsville Beach: Pelican Drive fire causes up to $1M in damages

Fire crews extinguished a large structure fire at a residence on Pelican Drive late Monday night. Wrightsville Beach Fire Chief Glen Rogers said Tuesday afternoon that between $500,000 and $1 million worth of damage was done to the home, but no injuries were reported. According to Rogers, no one was in the residence when the fire started and he said the cause and location of the fire's origin are still under investigation. New Hanover County dispatch said personnel from the New Hanover, Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach fire departments were called to the scene minutes before 11 p.m. Monday. Dispatch said at 11:30 that crews were battling the blaze.
WECT-TV Channel 6

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