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David Clyde Morgan, 49, of Wilmington, North Carolina ran into a cornfield after police say he pointed a gun on an officer Wednesday during a traffic stop on Route 63 in Geneseo just before 6 p.m. Morgan had a female passenger in the car who police say also tried to run away. Sandra Brown , 40, of Southport, North Carolina, was caught and now faces a slew of charges including menacing an officer, criminal possession of stolen property, obstruction of government administration, menacing, and conspiracy.

 

David Clyde Morgan

David Clyde Morgan

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According to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, the call came in just before 5:45 a.m. The sheriff's office and Southport Fire Department responded to Anchor Village Lane in Anchor Village Mobile Home Park after reports of a lightning strike. Southport Fire Chief Charles Drew said a boyfriend and girlfriend lived inside the mobile home when it caught on fire.

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Even when July Fourth in the middle of a week, you can count on fireworks displays, flags hanging, neighbors gathering for cookouts, watermelons being sliced and just maybe you might find someone cranking homemade ice cream. Whether it is the Croaker Festival in Oriental, Christmas in July at West Jefferson, the NC 4th of July Festival in Southport or Independence Day at Lake Junaluska, almost every community has a parade, arts and crafts festival, entertainment event or fireworks to observe the holiday.

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Anna Kooiman: What July Fourth means to me (and why I'm so glad to be back home on this holiday) I imagine most of you have these associations with July Fourth: fireworks lighting up the night sky, pool parties with family and friends, the smell of burgers on the grill, red, white and blue fashion statements, sparklers, American flag cakes decorated with strawberries and blueberries, etc. Like you, these are also associated with happy memories.

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In May, we told you about an effort by small businesses to promote local patronage in anticipation of the G.V. Barbee Bridge closure. All summer more than 40 Oak Island and Southport businesses are teaming up to sell these shirts to remind people of the bridge closure.

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Tire scraps with metal wires sticking out can found on Leonard St., Rob Gandy Blvd., and Moore St. near the Southport Power Plant. A woman says her car tires were ruined by metal wire from tire debris scattered across the road during truck transport to a power plant in Southport.

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