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Man drowns visiting North Carolina beach on July 4th holiday weekend

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (WECT/Gray News) – A man visiting the coast of North Carolina during the Fourth of July holiday weekend drowned Sunday in Oak Island. According to town officials, 52-year-old Kevin Whitley of Hickory, NC was pulled to the shore. Bystanders on the beach started CPR until emergency responders arrived.
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Legendary Highland Games return to Grandfather Mountain’s MacRae Meadows

LINVILLE, NC (July 1, 2022) – The long and storied tradition that is the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games returns to MacRae Meadows beginning Thursday, July 7 and lasts through Sunday, July 10. This year’s iteration of the beloved and historic celebration of Scottish ancestry and heritage marks the 66th...
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Boone July 4th Parade 2022

Below are the sights and sounds of the Boone July 4th Parade. Video/Photos: Kenneth Reece/WataugaOnline.com.
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Man drowns at NC beach, officials urge caution post-storm

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina man has drowned in the water off Oak Island and a handful of other swimmers in the area have needed assistance. A news release from the town of Oak Island said responders arrived Sunday afternoon to find the 52-year-old from Hickory had been pulled to shore and bystanders were administering CPR.
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Maiden 4-star WR Chris Culliver commits to UNC

Maiden, N.C. — Maiden High School wide receiver Chris Culliver announced his college commitment on Monday evening. Culliver will play college football at the University of North Carolina in 2023. Standing at 6-foot-3 and 174 pounds, Culliver is rated a four-star player by 247Sports.com and ranked the No. 16...
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52-year-old Hickory man drowns in Oak Island

Oak Island, N.C. — The Town of Oak Island confirmed a man died after being pulled from the water just after 2 p.m. on Sunday in Oak Island. “Within minutes, responders arrived to find 52-year-old Kevin Whitley of Hickory, NC had been pulled to shore and was being administered CPR by bystanders. Emergency Medical Personnel performed all available resuscitation efforts for over 30 minutes, before pronouncing Mr. Whitley as deceased,” a press release from the Town of Oak Island said.
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Two charged with passing forged checks

DENVER – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office charged two men with passing forged checks at the same business. The first incident occurred May 10 when Brandon Walt Kirksey of Maiden presented a fraudulent check at Jones Exxon on N.C. 16 Business. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the check included a fraudulent business and account number.
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Grandfather Mountain announces opening of Wilson Center for Nature Discovery

LINVILLE, NC (July 1, 2022) – Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, has announced that the new Wilson Center for Nature Discovery is now open to the public. Admission is included with your entrance ticket. The facility nearly doubles the size of...
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52-year-old Hickory man drowns at Brunswick County beach

A 52-year-old man from Hickory drowned Sunday afternoon after swimming at the Oak Island beach, officials said. According to a news release posted on the Town of Oak Island's website, first responders arrived at the beach shortly after 2 p.m. after getting calls about a swimmer in distress. Before authorities...
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