Soldier from NC dies in Afghanistan

McDowell County officials are investigating and testing the water following a large fish kill in the North Fork River.

A soldier from North Carolina has died in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said Sunday that 44-year-old Sgt. William D. Brown III of Franklin, N.C., died Sept. 19, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, from a noncombat incident.

The death is under investigation, and no other details were released.

The Defense Department says Brown was assigned to the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, based in Fort Polk, La.

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