Lewis Street News

Hikers die on Mt Everest

In the past few days, 3 hikers have died and 2 more are lost. Sources say the people died from altitude sickness, while 30 more mountaineers have gotten frost bite or serious illness.

"Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness, occurs when people have difficulty adapting to low oxygen levels at high altitude.

Most cases are mild and result in headaches, nausea or dizziness, but in rare cases there can be a potentially fatal build-up of fluid on the brain and lungs." (BBC News)

Though 3 hikers in 4 days has died, Everest's most successful female climber has reached the peak and descended for the 7th time. This daunting feat of reaching the peak has caused more than 250 known deaths and is home to 200 bodies on the mountain. Hopefully this death streak with slow.

Clarkton Gang Members Sentenced

Eight members of a Clarkton based gang were arrested and sentenced to terms ranging from three to twenty three years in federal prison. Shawn Schneck, Anthony Mclean, James Quinn, Orlando Childress, Haskell Williams, Malcom Harvey, Harry Hardie, and Cory Alford were sentenced on May 11th of this year. Of the eight men, two had whiteville addresses.

Their arrests were for dealing in heroin, cocaine and prescription pills. As well as being associated with the PIRU MOB, which is recognized as part of the United Blood Nation.

Shawn Schneck, Anthony Mclean, James Quinn, Orlando Childress, Haskell Williams, Malcom Harvey, Harry Hardie, and Cory Alford.