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Brothers' bodies found after helicopter disappears

Jul. 23, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The bodies of two brothers from Virginia have been found after the helicopter they were traveling in disappeared off the North Carolina coast, authorities said. Officials were notified Thursday that the body of one man was found in the...

Coast Guard: Search for missing helicopter suspended

Jul. 22, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search along the North Carolina coast for a helicopter with two men aboard that disappeared near Albemarle Sound during a flight from Virginia. The search was suspended Wednesday after Coast Guard...

Helicopter reported missing on North Carolina coast

Jul. 20, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A search was underway on the North Carolina coast for a helicopter with two people on board that disappeared during a flight from Virginia, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday. According to a news release, the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina...

Family files $30M suit over deputies' shooting of Black man

Jul. 14, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

The family of an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in North Carolina says he died because of the officers' “intentional and reckless disregard of his life,” according to a $30 million civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday. Andrew Brown Jr....

N. Carolina man accused of defacing Black Lives Matter mural

Jul. 14, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested a man who's believed to have vandalized a Black Lives Matter street mural painted to honor a man shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies. Elizabeth City police said Jeremy Wayne Maggard, 32, was...

Black Lives Matter mural defaced in North Carolina town

Jul. 12, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A Black Lives Matter mural drawn in honor of a North Carolina man shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies was damaged one day after it was unveiled, and police are investigating the incident. A video posted to Facebook on Sunday by Glenda...

Coast Guard: 4 rescued on sinking boat 32 miles off Virginia

Jun. 18, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

WACHAPREAGUE, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued four people on a boat taking on water and sinking about 32 miles off Virginia’s Eastern Shore. After receiving a report via VHF-FM radio on Thursday, the Coast Guard dispatched boats and a helicopter from stations at...

Autopsy: Andrew Brown Jr. died from gunshot wound to head

Jun. 10, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The unarmed Black man who was fatally shot in April by sheriff's deputies in North Carolina died from a “penetrating gunshot wound of the head,” according to the official autopsy results released Thursday. Andrew Brown Jr. also was shot...

NC deputy involved in fatal shooting of Black man resigns

Jun. 04, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy who was involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, is resigning, the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Friday. The statement from Sheriff Tommy S....

Rallies against Brown killing set for several N.C. cities

May. 31, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rallies against the deputy-involved shooting of an unarmed Black man in Elizabeth City are set to be held in various North Carolina cities on Tuesday afternoon. The rallies are being organized by Repairers of the Breach, the North Carolina Council...