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Many law enforcement and fire service agencies are reporting a fairly quiet Labor Day holiday weekend.


“For the most part, it was pretty quiet,” said Elizabethtown Police Chief Bobby Kinlaw.


He said for the time period between Friday and Monday, 48 traffic citations were issued with a total of 63 charges for a host of violations.


“It was just a typical holiday. As far as local calls (for service), everything for the most part was quiet,” said Kinlaw.


He added there were also a few incidents of shoplifting.


The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office also reported a relatively quiet weekend.


“There were eight arrests made throughout the weekend,” said Chief Deputy Rodney Hester. “The weekend was steady with calls.”


Hester said the Sheriff’s Office did not have any checkpoints set up during the holiday weekend, but traffic citations were issued.


“A couple of citations were written for traffic offenses,” said Hester.


The North Carolina Highway Patrol reported 10 fatalities during the holiday weekend, which ranged from 6 p.m. Thursday through midnight Monday. By comparison, the N.C. Highway Patrol Troopers investigated 14 fatal crashes during the Labor Day holiday last year.


According to a release from the NCSHP, the following is a breakdown of the location and highway of each fatality:


— Arrington Bridge Road at Greenfield Cemetery Road (Wayne County)


— N.C. 24/NC 27 approximately 3.1 miles south of Robbins (Moore County)


— Buffalo Shoals Road approximately 2.2 miles east of Maiden (Catawba County)


— Furr Road approximately 2.7 miles south of Vass (Moore County)


— River Road approximately 11.5 miles east of Edenton (Chowan County)


— N.C. 561 approximately 7.1 miles east of Halifax (Halifax County)


— Monticello Avenue approximately 1.3 miles southeast of Hope Mills (Cumberland County)


— N.C. 118 approximately 3.3miles east of Grifton (Lenoir/Pitt County)


— I-40 approximately 8 miles east of Benson (Johnston County)


— N.C. 905 approximately17.3 miles south of Whiteville (Columbus County)


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