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Archive for September, 2009

2 NC deputies wounded after chase; suspect killed

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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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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Wind farm deemed practical in waters off Southport

Friday, September 18th, 2009

By Jim BrummStarNews correspondent

Renewable energy, in the form of wind-generated electricity, could be flowing through Southport in as little as five years, according to UNC Chapel Hill professor John Bane Jr.

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Wilmington’s Coastal Horizons Crisis Center celebrated Thursday

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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There was a celebration for Wilmington’s Coastal Horizons Crisis Center Thursday night. State Secretary of Health and Human Services Lanier Cansler gave the keynote address.

Cansler said amid budget cuts, Coastal Horizons, which provides substance abuse counseling and mental health treatment, continues to provide an important and vital service to southeastern North Carolina.

“The budget times are bad and we’re struggling at the Department of Health and Human Services to implement cuts in a way that do not damage the ability to provide the services. Working closely with providers like Coastal Horizons is what we have to do to make that happen,” said Cansler.

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and State Representative Carolyn Justice were among the audience for the celebration.

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There was a celebration for Wilmington’s Coastal Horizons Crisis Center Thursday night. State Secretary of Health and Human Services Lanier Cansler gave the keynote address.

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Brother and sister face possession charges in heroin bust

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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Detectives found heroin and money inside a New Hanover County home; now a brother and sister face charges.

Detectives arrested David Andrew Kirton Jr., who was out on bond for previous narcotic violations, and his sister, Andrea Ashlee-Ann Rock.

Kirton faces several charges, including possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin. Rock faces possession charges. She is out of jail after posting a $3,500 bond.

Kirton remains behind bars under a $100,000 bond.

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Detectives found heroin and money inside a New Hanover County home; now a brother and sister face charges.

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