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Archive for June, 2009

Wilmington man arrested on heroin charges

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

New Hanover County | Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Wilmington man on heroin charges Monday after a two-week investigation.

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Sheriffs believe suspects in spa raids may have left state

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

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A Brunswick County prostitution raid that ended in fourteen arrests has left sheriff’s deputies hoping the suspects return for their court date.

The sheriff’s department believes suspects from two of the four places raided, the Sun Spa in Longwood, and the Smile Spa off Highway 17 are no longer in this state.

After they were arrested, and booked early Thursday morning, deputies said the suspects from those two spots bonded out almost immediately. Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram believes the suspects are in Georgia at this time.

Bond is set only to ensure suspects appear for their court date, but it doesn’t mean they’ll stick around in the meantime. “However, if they do not show up for their court date, there is a very good chance the court will issue a warrant for their arrest, and we’re going to have to initiate procedures to locate them, and extradite them back,” said Ingram.

NewsChannel 3 obtained the names of the couple who owns the Smile Spa in Brunswick County. We called Don and Suzanne Ruth to get a comment, but have not heard back from them yet.

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A Brunswick County prostitution raid that ended in fourteen arrests has left sheriff’s deputies hoping the suspects return for their court date.

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NC town manager quits over police department flap

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

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SPRING LAKE, N.C. — The manager of a North Carolina town has quit over his role in handling problems at the police department before it was stripped of authority by court officials.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Tuesday that Spring Lake town manager Larry Faison was asked for his resignation after a closed meeting of the Board of Aldermen.

Alderman James O’Garra said the decision was based on Faison’s handling of police department issues.

Two senior police supervisors were indicted on embezzlement, kidnapping and obstruction of justice charges and the town police chief resigned.

Spring Lake’s police department was stripped of authority in May by a Cumberland County judge and the district attorney. The department is being probed by the State Bureau of Investigation.

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

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The manager of a North Carolina town has quit over his role in handling problems at the police department before it was stripped of authority by court officials.

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Effects of Cooperative Bank’s failure will be wide-ranging

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Cooperative Bank’s failure will have effects here beyond a change in name and a wounded civic ego.

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NC-based mortgage insurer laying off 160 workers

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

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GREENSBORO — North Carolina-based mortgage insurer United Guaranty says it is laying off 160 employees.

The Greensboro company said Tuesday the cuts are impacting less than 15 percent of United Guaranty’s total worldwide work force.

United Guaranty Corp. is a unit of troubled insurance company American International Group Inc. United Guaranty reported losses of about $2.5 billion last year. The company recently announced that it was replacing its chief executive officer.

New CEO Eric Martinez said in a statement that challenging market conditions required the company to lay off workers. He says the company continues to underwrite new loans and is ready to book solid, profitable business.

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

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North Carolina-based mortgage insurer United Guaranty says it is laying off 160 employees.

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