Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Pamlico Sound, NC

A Marine Corps HH-46E prepares to take off from MCAS Cherry Point. USMC phot by Lance Cpl. Santiago G. Colon Jr.PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for the missing 22-year-old man at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Missing is William Foster, 22, from Bellhaven, N.C. The 27-foot Harvest Time, with two crewmembers aboard, was reported overdue to Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders...

North Carolina man pleads guilty to making hoax call

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A Washington, N.C., man was sentenced in the Eastern District Court of North Carolina in Raleigh for making a false official statement to the Coast Guard, Oct. 7, 2008. On Sept. 19, 2007, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call from William Foster, Jr.  saying that the F/V Cracker Boy spilled oil and gas in to the Wrights Creek area of Beaufort, N.C. In an interview...