The death of Brandon Lee

March 31, 1993 Wilmington, North Carolina Actor Brandon Lee dies in a hospital after an accident on the set of The Crow The accident in question involved a scene in which Lee’s character is shot at the beginning of the movie. A blank — which produces the recoil of a normal bullet being fired but…

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…

The MacDonald murders (extremely graphic)

February 17, 1970 Fort Bragg, North Carolina 3 members of the MacDonald family are found dead WARNING: THE PHOTOS ACCOMPANYING THIS ARTICLE ARE EXTREMELY GRAPHIC AND INVOLVE CHILDREN. DISCRETION IS ADVISED. Emergency services received a call from a distressed Jeffrey MacDonald reporting a stabbing in his home. When responding military police arrived to investigate they…