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Archive for July, 2009

SUV stolen from couple looking to buy drugs

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Wilmington police recovered a vehicle Tuesday night that was stolen from a couple looking to buy drugs.Police are still looking for two men who reportedly stole the Lincoln Aviator sport-utility vehicle, according to a news release from Lucy Crockett, spokeswoman for the Wilmington Police Department.

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President Obama lands in North Carolina

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

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RALEIGH, N.C. — President Barack Obama has arrived in North Carolina.

Air Force One landed shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday at Raleigh-Durham International Airport as Obama prepared for a town hall event at Broughton High School in Raleigh.

The event will focus on Obama’s plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system. He’s trying to persuade the public to support his proposals and trying to convince Congress to pass sweeping changes this year.

Obama will leave after the Raleigh event to attend a similar town hall in Bristol, Va. He visited Camp Lejeune in February, when he talked about his plans to withdraw troops from Iraq.

WWAY’s Kevin Wuzzardo is in Raleigh and will have the latest on President Obama’s visit to the Tar Heel State during tonight’s newscast.

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

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President Barack Obama has arrived in North Carolina.

Air Force One landed shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday at Raleigh-Durham International Airport as Obama prepared for a town hall event at Broughton High School in Raleigh.

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Man found guilty of killing wife

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

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LUMBERTON, N.C. — A North Carolina man being tried for a second time on charges of killing his wife has been found guilty.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that at Robeson County jury deliberated about five hours over two days before reaching a verdict Tuesday afternoon in the trial of Myron Britt.

Britt was found guilty of killing Nancy Britt, a Wake County teacher, at her sister’s home in Lumberton in August 2003. A trial in 2006 ended in a hung jury when one juror refused to take part in deliberations.

Prosecutors say Britt killed his wife to collect more than $800,000 in insurance. The sentencing phase of the trial was scheduled to begin Wednesday.

Prosecutors are seeking a death sentence. The defense is expected to present evidence to try to convince the jury to sentence Britt to life in prison.

Information from: The Fayetteville Observer

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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The Fayetteville Observer reported that at Robeson County jury deliberated about five hours over two days before reaching a verdict Tuesday afternoon in the trial of Myron Britt.

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Back Then – 1959 father of triplets gets higher paying job

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

By Scott NunnScott.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com

A $25-a-week Winnabow tenant farmer was to become a $50 a week employee on an egg farm near Charlotte. The father of six had said he might have to offer his newborn triplets for adoption because he and his wife could not afford to raise them.

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Bob Barker pleads to Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Former game show host and longtime animal rights activist Bob Barker hopes to convince the principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to quit displaying bears in pits and cages.

Barker met Tuesday with Chief Michell Hicks to discuss the use of bears as tourist attractions in Cherokee. Debbie Leahy of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accompanied him.

Barker will discuss the meeting at a news conference schedule for Wednesday morning in Asheville. He wrote to Hicks in June asking that he close bear pits at three locations.

Hicks told the Asheville Citizen-Times that the tribe follows federal regulations in caring for the bears. Barker says the bear pits are inhumane.

Barker is part American Indian and grew up on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Former game show host and longtime animal rights activist Bob Barker hopes to convince the principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to quit displaying bears in pits and cages.

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