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ENC Dollar General temporarily closed after driver crashes into building

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(Photo: Town of Morehead City)
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Investigators say the 84-year-old woman was trying to park when she pushed the gas pedal instead of the brake.

The Dollar General on Bridges Street in Morehead City is temporarily closed after officials say a driver slammed into the building Monday morning.

The driver, who wasn’t impaired according to police, suffered minor injuries.

Investigators say the 84-year-old woman was trying to park when she pushed the gas pedal instead of the brake.

Nobody in the store was hurt.

There was some structural damage to the exterior and interior of the building, and employees say the store could be closed for a couple weeks until repairs can be made.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.