Grand Strand community comes together to find Abigaile

It's day three of an Amber Alert to find Abigaile Lefevers from Carteret County, North Carolina, and the Grand Strand is pitching in to help find her.

On Monday, police issued the alert for Lefevers who they believe is with sex-offender Timothy Newman, 38, headed through South Carolina trying to reach Florida.

State policy require


information signs along Highway 501 to post Amber Alert information

and l

ocal police say they're getting constant tips from people on the Grand Strand.

Although none of them have panned out, it shows residents are paying attention.

Since the alert was issued, Myrtle Beach resident Thomas Altieri has kept his eyes open for Abigaile with help from marquees at local businesses such as Walgreens, who have a policy to post Amber Alert information.

"The more you do the more that's out there, the more people are going to hear about it," said Altieri


"It's definitely a good idea," said Horry County resident Lauri Vorhiees-Rogers.

She's getting alert updates on her phone, on her computer and on her drive down the highway.

Some local billboard companies post the updates as a part of their policy as well.

With those updates constantly coming in and two daughters of her own, the alert is constantly on her mind.

"He could have changed cars as well," said Vorhiees-Rogers, "But you have to watch out for that car if they think that's what (they're) in."

A warrant was issued Wednesday for Newman for child abduction.

If you have any information on Abigaile or Newman's whereabouts, call 911 or the Carteret County Sheriff's Office at 252-504-4800 or 252-726-1911.