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Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Craven Community College Building Closes Due to Asbestos Findings

Asbestos found in a Craven County community college building has forced it to close down recently. The highly toxic substance was found to be in the building’s old floor tile. Environmental tests…

Rick Shapiro

Harmful Bacteria Advisory Posted in Southern Shores Waters off the Outer Banks

A section of the Outer Banks had to post an advisory against swimming at a sound-side site in Dare County because of bacteria levels, according to a news release from the state’s Division of…

Randy Appleton

Camp Lejeune Wife Files Lawsuit against Alleged Contaminated Water at NC Base

Looking to the courts for justice, a woman whose husband was stationed at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune military base has filed a lawsuit claiming the government knowingly exposed…

Rick Shapiro

NC Wheat Farmers may Have High Levels of Toxic Fungus in their Crops

Agriculture leaders across North Carolina are urging farmers to have their wheat tested after officials found high levels of a toxin in wheat samples from parts of the state. This toxin…

Rick Shapiro

Hope Mills Lake Near Fayetteville Hospitalizes Teen with Rare Bacteria Infection

A Fayetteville youth did not anticipate what he was in for when deciding to take an innocent swim in the lake one hot summer afternoon. The 14-year-old North Carolina boy is now…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Swim Advisory For Parts Of Belhaven Due To High Levels of Bacteria

There has been a recent environmental health warning to the local swimming waters in the Belhaven area. According to health officials there are high levels of bacteria present. This has…

Jim Lewis

33 Babies Are Feared To Have Been Exposed To Swine Flu in N.C. Hospital

In an apparent negligent incident that has potentially caused serious harm to more than 30 infants born prematurely at a North Carolina hospital due to their exposure to Swine Flu. These…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Kenly, NC Highway Patrol Arrest Ohio Man for Hauling Explosives in Stolen Truck

Just outside of Kenly, North Carolina, state troopers arrested an Ohio man on Friday driving a stolen big rig. Authorities say, he stole a tractor-trailer carrying ammonium nitrate, a key…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Coal-mining Practices Could Be Contaminating Waterways

There’s been a lot of talk about “clean coal” and its potential as a primary energy source and helping to end our dependence on foreign oil. Unfortunately, before we can focus on…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Take Necessary Precautions with Carbon Monoxide

Numerous buildings at Emerald Point apartments off Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) emitted high levels of carbon monoxide resulting in five people were sent to the hospital for…