Massacres/Mass Murder · North Carolina

Man kills wife, 6 of his 7 children, self

December 25, 1929 Germantown, North Carolina Charlie Lawson kills his wife and 6 of their 7 children before killing himself A few days prior to the murder-suicide, Charlie (43) brought his family to get a photograph taken together, a considerable expense and luxury for a working class family at the time. Because of the irregularity… Continue reading Man kills wife, 6 of his 7 children, self

Massacres/Mass Murder · North Carolina · Political

Man kills 4, injures 7 randomly after “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy enacted

August 6, 1993 Fayetteville, North Carolina Sgt. Kenneth Junior French, angry at the recent "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, randomly targets a restaurant for a mass shooting, shooting at anyone he encounters French claimed to not remember the events of the murders, stating he had gotten excessively drunk prior to the events. Shortly before the… Continue reading Man kills 4, injures 7 randomly after “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy enacted

North Carolina · School Violence

Teens kill school superintendent, roommate after being reprimanded

March 12, 1951 Union Mills, North Carolina Two teens shoot and kill their school’s superintendent and the younger teen’s roommate The two teens, Hugh Justice (19) and Billy Ray Powell (16) had been reprimanded by school superintendent W. E. Sweatt for “walking with girls.” The boys visited Sweatt around 10 at night and fatally shot… Continue reading Teens kill school superintendent, roommate after being reprimanded

North Carolina

Confederate Home Guardsmen kill 2 men for resisting Confederacy

March 3, 1865 Robeson County, North Carolina Allen and William Lowry (sometimes spelled Lowrie) are murdered by the Confederate Home Guard The Lowrys were suspected by Home Guard leader Robert McKenzie to have stolen some of the latter's plantation animals, stockpiling illegal weapons, helping other Lumbees (a native tribe in North Carolina) from impressed service… Continue reading Confederate Home Guardsmen kill 2 men for resisting Confederacy