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Archive for August, 2009

Greenville – N.C. woman killed after argument over gunplay

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Friends of a woman killed outside her North Carolina home say she was shot by a man who she had got into an argument with for shooting a gun in the air several hours earlier.The Daily Reflector of Greenville reports 47-year-old Lorraine Pearson died early Friday morning after she was shot in the neck.

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Demonstrators take on annexation laws

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

The town of St. James, nearly all of which sits behind a gate with restrictive access, has become a poster child for a statewide anti-annexation campaign.

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Life stories – Man played many roles in his 92 years

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

By Lori Kennedy-StewartStarNews Correspondent

Edward Mohr was proud to be called a soda jerk.It was a term used freely during the 1930s in Wilmington, referring to the soda shop job of preparing soft drinks, ice cream and sandwiches.“He said his egg salad sandwich was the best,” said daughter Annell Kirkland.Edward “Ed” Peter Mohr died Aug. 2 at the age of 92.

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Outer Banks – Boy still missing in rough N.C. surf caused by Danny

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Associated Press

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) – The Coast Guard has called off its search for a 12-year-old boy who disappeared in rough surf along North Carolina’s Outer Banks caused by what was then Tropical Storm Danny.

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Disconnected rope caused fatal parasailing accident

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

U.S. Coast Guard officials say a parasailing accident that killed two women in Ocean Isle Beach Friday afternoon happened when a rope connecting the parasail to the boat disconnected.

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