Week in review


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Meds stolen from pharmacy

WHITEVILLE — Just two days after Hurricane Matthew, someone stole prescriptions from the pharmacy waiting bin at the CVS in Whiteville while it was closed.

CVS employees determined that prescriptions containing limited patient information were taken and have sent a notice to patients whose personal information may have been exposed when their prescriptions were stolen.

Customers who have been affected by this incident and have questions may contact the CVS Privacy Office by calling toll-free at 1-866-443-0933.

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Registered sex offender arrested

FAYETTVIELLE — A Fayetteville man who is a registered sex offender and on electronic monitoring was accused of raping a woman early Saturday.

Willie Lee King Jr., 43, has been charged with second-degree rape, first-degree rape and five counts each of second-degree sexual offense. He is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond.

Police did not identify the woman but said she was an acquaintance of King.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. J. Benazzi with the Fayetteville Police Department at 257-3668 or Crimestoppers at 483-8477.

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Sheriff undecided about re-election

LUMBERTON — Although Robeson County Sheriff Ken Sealey has yet to say publicly if he will seek re-election to that office in 2018, there is a line forming of those who would like to take his seat.

Sealey told The Robesonian point blank last week that it’s still too early to predict what he will do.

Several sources close to the sheriff have told the newspaper he has said privately he will not run again.

Those who appear serious in eventually waging a full-fledged campaign for the county’s chief law-enforcement position include: Burnis Wilkins, a Lumberton city councilman; Randy Graham, the internal affairs investigator for the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office; Lennis Watts, a former highway patrolman who once served as a Robeson County commissioner; and Ronnie Patterson, chief of police in Red Springs.

From staff and wire reports.

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