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Archive for September, 2009

Brunswick County teen charged after driving dead friend around for hours

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Instead going to the hospital, suspect drove deceased passenger around for a couple hours.

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Dead Sea Scrolls expert to speak in Chapel Hill

Monday, September 14th, 2009

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A talk by a pioneer of Dead Sea Scrolls research marks the start of a series of events sponsored by a North Carolina university.

Geza Vermes is the emeritus professor of Jewish studies at Oxford University. He will discuss the Dead Sea Scrolls and their contribution to the study of ancient Judaism and early Christianity.

The discussion is part of a series sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina. Vermes will speak Monday evening at the William and Ida Friday
Center for Continuing Education.

He was one of the first scholars to examine the Dead Sea Scrolls after their discovery in 1947, and he authored their the standard translation into English.

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

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NC teen shot at school bus stop

Monday, September 14th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — Police say a 15-year-old pregnant teenager has been shot as she waited at a North Carolina school bus stop.

Police spokesman Rob Tufano says Tiffany Wright was found in the street by a relative early Monday. The shooting happened before dawn as the teen stood at a bus stop in north Charlotte.

Tufano says the girl was shot in the head and rushed to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment.

He says investigators have not determined a motive.

Tufano says a relative had just walked the victim to the bus stop and went back home. He says the relative heard at least three gunshots and went outside to find the victim in the street.

Tufano says the girl attends a special needs school.

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

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NC coastal panel to reconsider ban on sand jetties

Monday, September 14th, 2009

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NEW BERN, N.C. — A state panel that oversees coastal construction policies holds its first hearing as it studies whether to start allowing jetties that block the movement of sand.

The Coastal Resources Commission meets Monday in New Bern. The session at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Office is open to the public.

The General Assembly directed the commission to study using what some call terminal groins as erosion controls. The commission has banned such structures since 1985.

The structures would run perpendicular to the shore and close to a tidal inlet to catch sand, keeping the shoreline intact and preventing the inlet from clogging.

Environmental groups argue the groins are a bad idea that will encourage risky waterfront building.

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

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A state panel that oversees coastal construction policies holds its first hearing as it studies whether to start allowing jetties that block the movement of sand.

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NC man wanted to stop getaway after home invasion

Monday, September 14th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — A North Carolina newspaper reports that a 76-year-old man who shot and killed a 15-year-old home invasion suspect told investigators he chased the robbers to stop their getaway car.

The Charlotte Observer on Monday cited a law enforcement source as saying C.L. McClure told investigators he chased four teens who broke into his home last month because he wanted to shoot out the car’s tires.

McClure told investigators he found the group in an apartment complex parking lot and fired a warning shot to make them scatter.

McClure told investigators he shot Marcus Fluker because the teen seemed to turn back and McClure thought he was going to shoot.

Prosecutors could decide this week if the shooting was legally justified.

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A North Carolina newspaper reports that a 76-year-old man who shot and killed a 15-year-old home invasion suspect told investigators he chased the robbers to stop their getaway car.

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