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Archive for September, 2009

N.C. unemployment improves slightly

Friday, September 18th, 2009

From staff reports

North Carolina’s unemployment rate slipped to 10.8 percent in August from 11.1 percent in July, the N.C. Employment Security Commission reported Friday.

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Runner gets OK for Wrightsville Beach marathon

Friday, September 18th, 2009

By Patricia E. MatsonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Long-distance runners know all about endurance and persistence. That, and a passion for the sport, may explain why Tom Clifford kept working on plans for a Wrightsville Beach marathon after his initial presentation ran into opposition.

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YMCA Triathlon could slow Wilmington traffic Saturday morning

Friday, September 18th, 2009

The annual YMCA Triathlon will start at 7 a.m. Saturday at Wrightsville Beach.Motorists are warned to drive with caution throughout the bike portion of the race, which weaves throughout Wilmington east of College Road.

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2 NC deputies wounded after chase; suspect killed

Friday, September 18th, 2009



PITTSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina officials have released the name of the suspect killed in a shootout that wounded two sheriff’s deputies following a car chase.

Chatham County Sheriff’s Maj. Gary Blankenship says 35-year-old David Scott Herring of Bear Creek was killed in the shooting Thursday afternoon.

Spokeswoman Debra Henzey says the chase began at the Moore County line and ended in Siler City, approximately 20 miles away and around 50 miles west of Raleigh.

Henzey says the suspect fired on the deputies, hitting both in the legs. The deputies returned fire and killed the suspect. A second person in the vehicle was not charged.

Capt. Roy Allen and Sgt. Chris Perry were in good condition at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

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

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North Carolina officials have released the name of the suspect killed in a shootout that wounded two sheriff’s deputies following a car chase.

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Shots reportedly fired at Clay Street home; police on the scene

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Wilmington police responded just after noon to reports of shots fired at a residence in the 200 block of Clay Street, off Market Street.Wilmington police spokeswoman Lucy Crockett said officers were interviewing people at the scene, but she did not have any information about a victim or the incident.

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