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Archive for September, 2009

Ceremony to welcome soldiers returning from Iraq

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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MORRISVILLE, N.C. — A welcome home ceremony is scheduled for 120 soldiers of the Army National Guard who have recently returned from deployment in Iraq.

The ceremony for soldiers of the 449th Theater Aviation Brigade will be held Tuesday afternoon at the unit’s Morrisville headquarters. They deployed to Iraq in September 2008.

The 10 a.m. ceremony will include members of the North Carolina National Guard Leadership, civic leaders and family and friends.

The 449th brigade is trained to handle security, air assault and other service support missions.

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

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A welcome home ceremony is scheduled for 120 soldiers of the Army National Guard who have recently returned from deployment in Iraq.

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Two arrested after downtown Wilmington home invasion

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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Two men are behind bars after what began as a tense situation Monday night in Wilmington.

The call came in as a possible hostage situation. Police said it was actually a home invasion/armed robbery in the 1400 block of Seventh Street.

A man inside was pistol whipped but was not hospitalized. The suspects ran when police arrived, but were caught a block away.

Police arrested 28-year-old Tyquan Lane and 30-year-old Troy Akheem Wilson.

Lane is in jail under a $500,000 bond. Wilson’s bond is $375,000.

Both men face multiple charges including robbery, assault and kidnapping.

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Two men are behind bars after what began as a tense situation Monday night in Wilmington.

The call came in as a possible hostage situation.

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NC university professor forecasts state’s economy

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — A North Carolina professor who studies the state’s economy offers some predictions for the months ahead.

UNC Charlotte economics professor John Connaughton on Tuesday offers his latest look into the months ahead. He’s one of the leading voices in forecasting the North Carolina economy.

Connaughton predicted in June that unemployment would reach 11.3 percent by the end of this year. The jobless rate has been hovering around 11 percent for the past three months. New state unemployment figures are due out on Friday.

Connaughton’s previous forecast said about now North Carolina’s economy should be beginning a modest recovery that’s so weak most people won’t be able to recognize it, especially the jobless.

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

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A North Carolina professor who studies the state’s economy offers some predictions for the months ahead.

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Investigations of Sen. R.C. Soles prompt man’s run for public office

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

Harold “Butch” Pope, a defense attorney in Whiteville, says he decided to run against Rex Gore next year after seeing how the five-term district attorney handled the cases of state Sen. R.C. Soles, D-Columbus.

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Strickland allegedly violates house arrest, back in Columbus County jail

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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Seventeen-year-old Allen Strickland is back in the Columbus County jail Tuesday morning after allegedly violating his electronic house arrest in Tabor City.

Strickland figures prominently in the case involving State Senator RC Soles. He was on house arrest after being charged with setting fire to the house that Soles built for him and with allegedly leading a Tabor City Police officer on a high-speed chase.

Sources told NewsChannel 3 that Strickland was in the area near Soles’ home when he was sent back to jail this time.

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Seventeen-year-old Allen Strickland is back in the Columbus County jail Tuesday morning after allegedly violating his electronic house arrest in Tabor City.

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