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Archive for April, 2009

Perdue tightens NC spending, to take another $145M

Friday, April 10th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Gov. Beverly Perdue says she’s going to tap into more funds and further restrict spending to manage North Carolina’s budget shortfall.

Perdue said Thursday she will take $145 million from 18 sources to ensure state government bills get paid, including two trust funds that receive money from the national tobacco settlement.

Perdue said money will be given to state agencies only for mandatory obligations such as salaries, debt service and utilities. Paid travel by state employees has been terminated and no promotions are allowed.

She’s already identified or secured nearly $1.1 billion in reserves since taking office in January. Budget officials expect the shortfall to reach $2.2 billion when the fiscal year ends in June.

State agencies already have had their funds cut by up to 9 percent.

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

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says she’s going to tap into more funds and further restrict spending to manage North Carolina’s budget shortfall.

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Update: Sheriff’s Office cancels alert for missing man

Friday, April 10th, 2009

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office on Friday canceled the Silver Alert for Paul Armand LeBeau, according to Deputy Charles G. Smith. Deputies were searching Thursday for the man believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment who was last seen at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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Death penalty sought in NC killing of 2

Friday, April 10th, 2009

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WINSTON-SALEM — Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against a man and a woman charged with killing a North Carolina man and the Meals on Wheels volunteer delivering him lunch.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that prosecutor Jim O’Neill said in brief hearings this week that the death penalty is justified because the suspects were committing an armed robbery.

Authorities say Ashley Kristine Smith and her boyfriend Timothy Hartford Jr. were robbing 64-year-old Bob Denning in his home last April when 77-year-old volunteer Anne Magness came to the house to deliver lunch.

Denning and Magness were shot and killed, while Magness’ husband was wounded and survived.

Only four of the 162 prisoners on North Carolina’s death row are women.

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

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Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against a man and a woman charged with killing a North Carolina man and the Meals on Wheels volunteer delivering him lunch.

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Trial set in Oak Island restaurateur’s killing

Friday, April 10th, 2009

The trial of one of the two young men accused of killing an Oak Island restaurant owner in 2007 starts Monday.James Dean Martin was 19 when he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Phillip Alan Cook, the 48-year-old owner of Island Way restaurant.

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Friends shocked after homeless man found dead in trash bin

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Authorities say the man found dead in a trash pit in New Hanover County on Thursday morning is Berry O’Neal Carter, a 42-year-old known member of the area’s homeless.

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