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Archive for July, 2009

NY man arrested in slaying of father in NC

Monday, July 20th, 2009

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DURHAM — Police have arrested a New York man and charged him with killing his father, a community leader in a North Carolina city.

Multiple media outlets reported Monday that 35-year-old Cheo Burroughs of Buffalo, N.Y., was arrested Sunday and held without bond in Durham County. He faces a Monday court appearance and could be appointed a lawyer.

Police have released few details of 64-year-old Bill Burroughs’ death, whose body was found last weekend in a pool of blood at his home in Durham.

Burroughs was a retired teacher and had lived in New York.

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

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Police have arrested a New York man and charged him with killing his father, a community leader in a North Carolina city.

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Workers resume schedules at NC Slim Jim plant

Monday, July 20th, 2009

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GARNER, N.C. — Employees at a Slim Jim snack factory in North Carolina are back on the job in the plant that was severely damaged by a gas explosion last month.

Multiple media outlets reported Monday that employees at the ConAgra factory in Garner began training Sunday. The company has said employees will resume production July 27.

Three employees were killed and nearly 40 were hurt in the explosion June 9. About 300 employees were in the factory when the explosion occurred. Workers have been paid their wages since the explosion in the Raleigh suburb.

Two federal agencies have blamed natural gas for the blast.

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

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Employees at a Slim Jim snack factory in North Carolina are back on the job in the plant that was severely damaged by a gas explosion last month.

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Driver of stolen Land Rover arrested; also wanted on probation violation

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Wilmington police on Sunday night arrested a man in possession of a stolen vehicle and discovered he was wanted on charges of probation violation.

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Pender County Humane Society opens new shelter

Monday, July 20th, 2009

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The Pender Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter. Saturday marked the grand opening at their new location on Highway 53. Shelter manager Debbie Rye said the building is a dream come true and long overdue. “The kennels are large enough to hold two dogs each and we have nine kennels. Eventually, when we get enough money to complete the outdoor runs they’ll be able to go in and out through doggie doors and we’re really happy about that. We have a cat area. They will not be caged. They get to roam around as long as they don’t fight and behave themselves.”

For now the Pender County Humane Society only has a handful of animals up for adoption, but that will change by Monday afternoon, when the new showcase will be home to more cats and dogs who will be looking for a permanent place to call home.

“As an observer of the humane society, they are a small group of people here that have done a tremendous amount of work. Their dedication is unbelievable,” said Barry Klingel of Paws of NC.

Burgaw Mayor Pete Cowan said, “We certainly applaud the efforts of the society. This was certainly needed. They came to the table and here it is.”

One of the highlights of the facility is the backyard fenced in area. It even has a spray mist; it helps cool things off on those hot dog days of summer.

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videoThe Pender County Humane Society has a new permanent home after seven months in a temporary location. The new building is full of bells and whistles for cats and dogs that are up for adoption.

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NC congressman to host alternative energy summit

Monday, July 20th, 2009

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WILMINGTON — A North Carolina congressman is hosting a summit focusing on alternative energy and how southeastern counties can benefit.

Rep. Mike McIntyre said finding “cleaner, greener, American-made alternative energy sources” is vital to national and economic security. The summit Monday will feature three panels
examining ocean resources, biofuels and renewable electricity.

The summit will be held at the Burney Center at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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

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A North Carolina congressman is hosting a summit focusing on alternative energy and how southeastern counties can benefit.

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