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Archive for March, 2009

Perdue has tough choices with NC budget plan

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

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RALEIGH — After writing state budgets as a legislator, Gov. Beverly Perdue now tries her hand at a spending proposal as North Carolina’s chief executive.

Perdue was to release her budget plan Tuesday to the General Assembly as the state faces its worst economic conditions in a generation.

The new governor and former senator has said her budget would attempt to protect public education and create and retain jobs.

She said the state’s share of federal stimulus money would help raise overall education spending by $350 million. Perdue hasn’t said whether she’ll ask the Legislature to raise taxes to help close a projected $3.4 billion budget gap.

The Legislature will review the plan as it approves its own budget for the two years starting July 1.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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After writing state budgets as a legislator, Gov. Beverly Perdue now tries her hand at a spending proposal as North Carolina’s chief executive.

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Hearing scheduled in ’95 Ft. Bragg shooting case

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — An Army paratrooper who pleaded guilty in a 1995 shooting that killed one soldier and wounded 18 others is facing another motions hearing at Fort Bragg.

The military said the hearing will be held Tuesday for Sgt. William J. Kreutzer Jr. to consider defense and prosecution motions. Kreutzer pleaded guilty last week and will be sentenced next week.

Kreutzer was charged with one count of premeditated murder, 18 counts of attempted murder, one count of violating a general order by transporting weapons on post and one count of stealing government ammunition.

Kreutzer was sentenced to death in 1996, but a military appeals court overturned the sentence, saying his defense lawyers were ineffective.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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An Army paratrooper who pleaded guilty in a 1995 shooting that killed one soldier and wounded 18 others is facing another motions hearing at Fort Bragg.

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Women saved from fire by passing Wilmington police officer

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Eight women were saved from a fire on Carolina Beach Road Tuesday morning when a passing Wilmington police officer spotted smoke coming from the roof of a halfway house.

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Sewage spill may have affected Barnards Creek

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

A small sewage spill Sunday morning may have allowed some untreated wastewater to reach Barnards Creek.The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority reported that an estimated 4,800 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the cul-de-sac at the south end of Ruffin Street after the line got clogged up near Steeplechase Road and New Holland Drive.

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No injuries in minor wreck Monday involving school bus

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

A bus headed to Roland-Grise Middle School rear-ended another vehicle about 8:10 a.m. and tied up traffic at Oleander Drive and South College Road.

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