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Roanoke Rapids woman killed in DWI-related crash

Posted October 21, 2010

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— An estimated 800 people joined together Wednesday evening to remember a Roanoke Rapids woman killed by a drunken driver in Charlotte over the weekend.

Amanda Marie George, 25, was crossing North Tryon Street after a NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway early Sunday when, police said, Travis Moore, 25, of Matthews, struck her.

“She died instantly,” her mother, Billie George, said. “She didn’t feel anything.”

Billie George said her daughter’s death affected countless people, many who packed Valley Community Church in Weldon for a memorial service.

“She had a vivacious personality,” her mother said.

Amanda George was a 2004 graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School and graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte with a degree in culinary arts.

She was also an organ donor, her father, Eddie George said. “There will be life after this death," he said.

Moore, meanwhile, faces a charge of driving while impaired. WSOC-TV in Charlotte said an investigation is ongoing to determine whether he will face other charges.

“This boy (who did it) is suffering, and my heart is hurting for him too,” Eddie George said.

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  • mkerr407 Oct 26, 2010

    Amanda had a beautiful soul. She had such a strong faith in god. I know that she would all want us to celebrity her life. I know she would not want us to hold her death over this mans head. He will forever be effected by Amanda's life too. I was blessed to know her. I was blessed to spend so much time with her while she was on this earth. Nothing need to be done to Travis. He will forever be changed by this event as we are. My God is a forgiving God and we need to be forgiving.

  • Marlene Oct 21, 2010

    Something needs to be done about all there drunk drivers.

  • UPTOP Oct 21, 2010

    My prayers go out to this family...

  • AF Flight Nurse Oct 21, 2010

    I read the part where the family forgives and expresses love toward the young man who killed their daughter. What more could you ask of humans? They can see through their pain. They are both TREMENDOUS positive examples of the kind of person I would like to be when I grow up. What a lucky girl to have had such parents! I bet she was a jewel! Our loss is heaven's gain. Sent with sincere sympathy & condolences!

  • gnewsome1 Oct 21, 2010

    Prayers for this famiy.

  • sandrakeeter Oct 21, 2010

    Billie George had a way of ending all phone calls with her daughters. "May the Lord bless me and thee until we are together again."
    This is so appropriate. Amanda was a blessing to all who knew her. Her sweet smile will be missed. Billie, Eddie and Amelia, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • CarolinianByChoice Oct 21, 2010

    Wow, what a gracious and compassionate man Eddie George must be.

    And Amanda George was a wonderful young lady for being an organ donor

    Condolences to Ms. George's family and friends . .

  • khite1985 Oct 21, 2010

    Amanda and her family are known to me personally and our community will miss her and her smile greatly. I can only wonder what our world would be like if everyone offered the same forgiveness that her family has extended to this young man. Many things happened that night in Charlotte, but these two events stand out in my mind...one life was lost...and one life was ruined. May the peace that only God can offer be felt by everyone involved...

  • doubletrouble Oct 21, 2010

    When I saw that last name, it just stuck in my head...then I saw the father was Eddie George, this blew me away. Eddie George used to own several different night clubs in the RR area, one heck of a nice guy and at most of his clubs he had a van that would take people home, who couldn't/shouldn't drive. I am so sorry to hear of the family's loss, I know their hearts are broken. They will be in my prayers.

  • Marlene Oct 21, 2010

    There should be DEATH PENALTY for this type of crime and other crimes its sad this is the 2ND drunk driving accident I have hear of in a week something needs to be done.

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