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Archive for August, 2009

Police: Baby-sitting couple tie up, rape NC mother

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

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LILLINGTON, N.C. — A baby-sitting couple in North Carolina has been charged with sexually assaulting the mother of the children they were watching.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday that police said the couple tied up and raped the 21-year-old woman when she came to pick up her children at their home about 30 miles south of Raleigh.

Forty-two-year-old Anthony James Langley and 22-year-old Loretta Lynn Smith were arrested last week and charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense and felony conspiracy. Police say Langley raped the victim while Smith helped
restrain her.

Langley and Smith’s attorneys would not talk about the charges.

Police said it didn’t appear the children were physically assaulted. Langley and Smith are in jail with a bail set at $250,000 each.

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

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A baby-sitting couple in North Carolina has been charged with sexually assaulting the mother of the children they were watching.

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Woman dies after driver goes wrong way on NC road

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

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HICKORY, N.C. — A North Carolina woman has died and two people were hurt after a man drove the wrong way on U.S. 321 and slammed into a pickup truck.

The Hickory Daily Record reports that 71-year-old Daisy Mae Christopher Buff died Tuesday in Catawba County after her husband drove the wrong way on the highway’s off ramp and headed north in a southbound lane.

Seventy-five-year-old Jessie Peter Buff of Catawba and the driver of the truck he hit, 60-year-old Howard Helton, were flown to hospitals where they were in critical condition.

Officials say alcohol was not involved. Southbound lanes of 321 were closed nearly two hours as crews worked to clear the accident.

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

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A North Carolina woman has died and two people were hurt after a man drove the wrong way on U.S. 321 and slammed into a pickup truck.

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Captain, Instructor wins recognition for teaching skills

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

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Hats off to Captain Steve Beuth. The Cape Fear Community College instructor and ship captain won the 2009 Marilyn Goodman Anderson Award for Excellence in Teaching at the college.

Faculty and students nominated him for his leadership and devotion to the school.

Beuth began teaching at CFCC in 1977. He became captain of the Marine Technology Program offshore training vessel the RV Dan Moore more than 25 years ago.

We will be running a special half hour report on the Cape Fear Marine Technology Program September 24th at 7:30 p.m.

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Hats off to Captain Steve Beuth. The Cape Fear Community College instructor and ship captain won the 2009 Marilyn Goodman Anderson Award for Excellence in Teaching at the college.

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UNCW students take part in Beach Blast, Beach Sweep

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

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It is back to reality Wednesday as classes begin on the UNCW campus. But Tuesday, nearly three thousand students participated in the annual Beach Blast at Wrightsville Beach. All those fun loving co-eds, can sometimes mean a lot of trash.

After a big end of summer celebration, naturally there’s going to be a bit of trash to pick up. The Surfrider Foundation sponsored Tuesday’s Beach Sweep. Without the sweep there would likely not be a Beach Blast.

“We really do want to leave the beach clean. We don’t want to trash it. Obviously it’s a town law and a university law you can’t have alcohol on the beach,” said UNCW junior Vanessa Bezy.

Cans and bottles are easy to spot. It is those smaller, tobacco items that are harder to find. Marissa Walch a UNCW senior said, “We pick up a lot of cigarette butts, a lot of plastic bottles. It was really a hot day. We’re just trying to make sure that the beaches are clean as we get everything together so we can respect the beach and enjoy beach blast for many years.”

UNCW sophomore Mark Forest added, “A lot of animals die because of trash that’s left on the beaches and it just makes the beaches look awful when cans and bottles are left all over the place.”

UNCW students were not the only ones combing the beach strand Tuesday afternoon. A group from Mayfaire helped out as well. “We’re with the Reserve at Mayfaire and a lot of UNCW students live at our property and we do partnering with UNCW and just wanted to help out today,” said Beach Sweep volunteer Kelly Struble.

The next time you are at the beach, please make sure you do your part.

The Surfrider Foundation also performs a lot of random beach sweeps throughout the year, primarily at Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Masonboro Island. They also randomly pick up trash on the UNC-Wilmington campus.

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videoIt is back to reality Wednesday as classes begin on the UNCW campus. But Tuesday, nearly three thousand students participated in the annual Beach Blast at Wrightsville Beach. All those fun loving co-eds, can sometimes mean a lot of trash.

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Vandalism causes buffer expansion on NC coast

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

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SALVO, N.C. — Two vandalism incidents have prompted the National Park Service to expand buffers at a shorebird protection area near the village of Salvo in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

The Park Service says the incidents occurred at Ramp 23 between Sunday evening and early Monday and then during the early morning hours Tuesday.

The bird protection area was extended for an additional 600 meters because of the vandalism.

Beach closures are required by a settlement between the park service and environmental groups that sued over protection of endangered species. The agreement requires that closed areas be
enlarged in the case of vandalism.

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

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Two vandalism incidents have prompted the National Park Service to expand buffers at a shorebird protection area near the village of Salvo in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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