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Archive for June, 2009

Monkey Junction restaurant offers a taste of Thai

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

By Liz BiroLiz.Biro@StarNewsOnline.com

Some people might complain that Thai Spice is too dark. Others would consider the dimly lit shopping strip spot a cool cavern, refuge from nearby Monkey Junction’s new and frustrating stoplight configuration.

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Ham radio enthusiasts active now more than ever

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Bill Morine was hooked on ham radio by a neighbor who had a father in the merchant marine. He would talk to his father at sea using a ham radio.

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NC city asked to regret 1979 Klan shootings

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

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GREENSBORO — Greensboro City Council will be asked for a statement of regret about the deadly 1979 Klan shootings during a Communist Workers Party march.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported Tuesday the city’s Human Relations Commission request comes after it spent a year studying a report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that investigated the shootings.

Reconciliation has been a contentious issue and previous city council votes have opposed the process.

The shooting killed five people and injured 10 others. Several Klansmen were acquitted of murder charges at a state trial. A civil trial found the Klan, the American Nazi Party and the Greensboro Police Department jointly liable for the deaths. The city paid $350,000.

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

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Greensboro City Council will be asked for a statement of regret about the deadly 1979 Klan shootings during a Communist Workers Party march.

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NC man enters plea in son’s death

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

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TARBORO, N.C. — A North Carolina man whose 13-year-old son died after being tied to a tree has entered a plea to second-degree murder in which he acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him.

Senior Assistant District Attorney Steve Graham said Monday that Brice McMillan entered an Alford plea at a hearing in Edgecombe County Superior Court. The Alford plea means McMillan does not admit guilt but acknowledges prosecutors may have enough evidence to convict him.

McMillan and his wife, Sandra McMillan, were arrested in June 2008 on charges of murder and felony child abuse after their son, Tyler, died of dehydration and heat stroke after being tied to a tree overnight as punishment.

Graham said McMillan will be sentenced after his wife’s trial in July.

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

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A North Carolina man whose 13-year-old son died after being tied to a tree has entered a plea to second-degree murder in which he acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him.

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NC trooper wins national trooper of the year honor

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

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RALEIGH — A 47-year-old North Carolina state trooper is getting ready to receive a national award.

Trooper Gregory J. Seabolt of Denton will be given the Trooper of the Year award Tuesday from the American Association of State Troopers.

The organization says it is honoring the 24-year veteran of the Highway Patrol for rescuing a woman who attempted suicide in March 2008 by jumping off a bridge into Randleman Lake.

Seabolt heard a faint cry for help while investigating a suspicious car, then grabbed a rope and life vest from his patrol car and went into the cold lake to save the woman.

The woman survived and Seabolt was not injured.

Along with the award, Seabolt will get a check for $1,000.

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

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A 47-year-old North Carolina state trooper is getting ready to receive a national award.

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