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Silver Alert canceled for Carthage teen

Posted November 2, 2009
Updated November 3, 2009

Silver Alert

— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a missing 14-year-old boy, William “Bea” Edward Applegate Jr.

Moore County authorities said he was found safe in Montgomery County.

No other information was released.

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  • finwearer Nov 3, 2009

    Something desperately needs to be done regarding these "Silver Alerts". It is a very valid and necessary tool used, primarily, by law enforcement to alert agencies for missing individuals that are "believed to be suffering from some form of cognitive impairment". Originally intended for Alzheimers patients, etc. Requirements/standards need to be set. For instance, it should be required that the TYPE of "cognitive impairment" should be listed. It is a safety issue.