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Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Friday May 17, 2019, and today temperatures will climb into the 90s! Now, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: A soldier stationed at Fort Bragg was killed and 12 others from different bases were injured during a training accident at Fort Polk, Louisiana... 34-year-old Staff Sergeant Jackob Hess of Belton, Missouri died of injuries he received during the exercise at the Joint Rediness Training Center. He was in the First Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg. The Village of Pinehurst has a new online forum where residents are invited to leave feedback on current Village projects. As SandhillsSentinel-dot-com reports this new forum replaces Open Village Hall. It's designed to make it easy for residents to get involved in community decisions, and provide ideas and feedback on a variety of topics affecting Pinehurst. There's more information at engage-dot-vopnc-dot-org. The North Carolina Highway Patrol is making a renewed push to get drivers to slow down and move over for law officers when a vehicle is stopped along the shoulder.... or risk shelling out a lot of money for a ticket. Joseph Cotton, with the Highway Patrol says two troopers have been killed in the line of duty when motorists didn't move over – just since the law took effect. (AP) — This year’s favored tax package for Republicans in the General Assembly has received preliminary Senate approval. It's almost identical to tax provisions contained in the House’s state budget proposal approved two weeks ago. For businesses, the rate on the franchise tax most corporations pay would decrease by one-third over two years. For individual tax filers, the standard deduction would increase slightly in 2021, meaning more low-income earners would pay no tax. (AP) — All of North Carolina’s counties would have more choices on how to spend additional sales tax revenues, approved by local voters, in legislation advancing at the General Assembly. The measure approved yesterday would allow counties to earmark up to a half-cent toward public education, or any “general purpose,” or both – if the voters agree in a referendum vote. (AP) – North Carolina health officials say two more people have died from the flu as the 2018-19 season nears the end. The death toll for the season is at 203, although the Department of Health and Human Services says some deaths related to the flu go undiagnosed or unreported. So far, 129 of the victims were aged 65 or older. State Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and Safe Kids North Carolina are reminding people of the dangers of leaving children in cars by launching a statewide summer safety campaign: "Baby, It's Hot Inside." 2018 was the worst year on record for child vehicular heatstroke deaths with 52 children dying, including a seven-month-old boy from Raleigh. According to Safe Kids USA, nine children have died of heatstroke in vehicles in the United States so far in 2019, including a nine-month-old boy from Winston-Salem.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- It's Thursday May 16, 2019 -- today the temperatures will begin their climb into the 90s as the weekend approaches. Now, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: 25-year-old Merrybeth Jessica Luna-Glover of Carthage has been arrested and charged with one count of Assault With a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury... she's accused of stabbing a 41-year-old man Wednesday... he told police it took place while he was riding in a vehicle. The victim is in stable condition, and Luna-Glover was placed in the Moore County Detention Center on 250-thousand dollars bond. At least one person was hospitalized with serious injuries resulting from a 2-vehicle accident on 15-501 in front of Pinecrest High School yesterday afternoon... SandhillsSentinel-dot com reports that one car slammed into the back of the other one, sending both of them off the road... the cars were badly damaged... the accident is under investigation. 54-year-old Roger Lilly of Fayetteville has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, two counts of felony hit-and-run causing personal injury, driving with a revoked license and failure to maintain lane control. He's accused of being the hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian on Monday. 31-year-old Keith Jackson died in the accident... his 42 year-old-wife Donna Jackson was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. (AP) — The candidates running for the 9th Congressional District seat launched their campaigns on Wednesday deflecting questions about controversial policies and refusing to rule out a bid for higher office in the near future. The race pits state Senator Dan Bishop against Dan McCready. With Bishop’s resounding primary election victory Tuesday, he and McCready face off September 10. (AP) — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has honored a college student who was killed when a gunman opened fire inside a classroom on April 30. The family of UNC Charlotte student Riley Howell was awarded the Civilian Medal of Valor posthumously on Wednesday...Howell’s parents, siblings and girlfriend accepted the award on his behalf and received a standing ovation. A man and a boy from Johnston County died at Atlantic Beach Tuesday after they were caught in rough surf... WRAL reports that the two were pulled from the water near Oceanana Pier. The older victim is identified as Austin “Catfish” Potter of Kenly – he's said to have been in his 20s... the boy, who was 5 or 6 years old was not identified. They're the fourth and fifth persons to drown along the Carolina coast this spring. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is suing a popular e-cigarette maker, asking a court to limit what flavors it can sell and ensure underage teens can’t buy its vaping products. Stein said Wednesday he’s the first state attorney general to take the maker of Juul to court. He says the product is causing an “epidemic” among young people through “unfair and deceptive” marketing practices.
Sunrise in the Sandhills The Star 102.5FM and WIOZ 550AM Stop Hunger Help-Day is coming June 7th. As always we'll be at Honeybaked Ham and Café all day long taking donations to help feed Moore County children during the summer months. When schools done....so are the school lunches and we want to help. Thanks to John Cole's Plumbing Professionals and Carolina Power & Generators, Inc. for being this year's sponsors. We hope you'll come by...but if you can't you can make a donation online today! 2019-05-15T14:30:39+0000
Sunrise in the Sandhills The SANDHILLS SHOWCASE is back! Our SHOWCASE is a local business spotlight that will include a series of daily featured profiles of successful local business owners. Today our spotlight shines on Five Points Pet Resort a true pet resort where clients were offered bigger, more hotel-like accommodations for their pets. Click the link below to learn more about the today's Showcase Spotlight.
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