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Randy Appleton

Safety First in OBX, Even When it is Too Cold for Swimming.

With summer long past and and winter setting in, the beaches along the Outer Banks have gone into their yearly hibernation. Summer vacationers have gone home, and you would be hard pressed to…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Tragic Walmart Parking Lot Accident Brings Focus on Senior Drivers in North Carolina

One woman was killed and two others suffered serious injuries when a 95-year-old driver lost control of his pickup truck in a Smithfield, North Carolina (NC), Walmart parking lot and ran into the…

Guest Author

Finally Some Good News for Oregon Inlet?

If there is a silver lining to Hurricane Irene passing through our community, it just might be the effect it had on Oregon Inlet. Hurricane Irene accomplished in a matter of hours what politicians…

Guest Author

Variations on a Theme: The Oregon Inlet Debacle

The Oregon Inlet debacle is embedded in our local history. Decades-long debates between local and national government, environmentalists, fisherman, the tourism industry, and countless others have…

Jim Lewis

Take Caution During This Summer Heat Wave

The weekend of July 22-24, 2011, brought northeastern North Carolina and southestern Virginia a short break from the suffocating heat wave that had gripped much of the country, but summer and its…

Guest Author

Northeast North Carolina Waterways Becoming Hazardous Due to Shoaling

The gorgeous coastline along North Carolina and Virginia is a local treasure. Access to our inter-coastal waterways are crucial to the region’s tourism and fishing economy and setting out on…

Randy Appleton

Remember Jet Ski and Boating Safety Rules When Having Fun in the Sun.

A Windsor, North Carolina (NC) family suffered a tragic accident while on a Jet Ski on the Cashie River in Windsor that resulted in the death of a Bertie County sheriff’s deputy and his 3 year…

Randy Appleton

What Happens When Bicyclists and Walkers Collide?

Being the victim of a car or truck accident is terrible and can lead to a serious injury, but if you’re bicyclist or a pedestrian and a car hits you, the chances of suffering a major,…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Boat Operator Errors: a Common Cause of Death and Danger on the Waterways

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division reports that boating operator errors account for 70% of boating accidents. Operator error includes excessive speed or speeding, inattention to…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

CPSC Recalls IKEA High Chairs After Falling and Choking Hazard Found

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for all colors of the Leopard high chair sold by IKEA after the highchairs were found to be a risk to infants. The Leopard high chairs…