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Archive for April, 2009

N.C. Senate committee delays smoking ban debate

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

A bill to ban smoking in many businesses and restaurants in North Carolina was removed from the Senate Health Care Committee on Wednesday because the motion picture industry worries it would prevent actors from smoking on screen.

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Police: Armed pregnant woman tried to rob NC bank

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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FAYETTEVILLE — Police are looking for a pregnant woman they say tried to rob a North Carolina bank at gunpoint but left empty-handed after answering her cell phone.

Fayetteville police spokeswoman Teresa Chance said Wednesday the woman had a handgun and demanded money when she entered a Carter Bank & Trust branch at 9:43 a.m. Tuesday.

But she got distracted when her cell phone rang. Police said she began talking to the caller and left the bank without taking any money. No one was hurt.

Chance said investigators talked to a teller who heard the woman but aren’t releasing details.

Police said the woman is in her late 20s to early 30s. She wore a dark, knee-length skirt and had a multicolored scarf or bandanna on her head.

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

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Police are looking for a pregnant woman they say tried to rob a North Carolina bank at gunpoint but left empty-handed after answering her cell phone.

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Police: NC man killed after making ATM withdrawal

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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LUMBERTON, N.C. — Police are investigating the shooting death of a man found slumped in his truck after he made an early morning withdrawal from an ATM in eastern North Carolina.

Lumberton Police Lt. Johnny Barnes said 46-year-old Charles Rozier was found about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday near the ATM with a gunshot wound to his chest. A receipt showed he withdrew money from the State Employees Credit Union machine at 2:11 a.m.

Barnes didn’t say how much money Rozier withdrew, but said his wallet was with him and had cash in it.

Barnes said the shooting was recorded on poor quality surveillance tape. Rozier was approached by two men after he got back in his truck. The tape showed the men opening the truck door and one of them shooting Rozier before they ran.

No arrests have been made.

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

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Police are investigating the shooting death of a man found slumped in his truck after he made an early morning withdrawal from an ATM in eastern North Carolina.

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Pender considers steps to end blight of derelict mobile homes

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Patrick Davenport, Pender County’s planning director, said the county plans on introducing a voluntary program to dismantle and dispose of old mobile homes.

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Victim beat with hammer in Wilshire Blvd. robbery

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Wilmington police arrested two men and a juvenile after a robbery attempt sent one victim to the hospital, according to a news release from the police department.

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