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Archive for October, 2009

Leland police: Remember to lock your cars

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Leland | The Leland Police Department is asking residents to lock their cars and take valuable items inside after a series of car break-ins that have occurred in town.

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Victims, families outraged by NC inmates’ release

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Crime victims and their families are bracing for the release next week of 20 North Carolina felons who had been sentenced to life in prison.

A killer named Bobby Bowden argued that a 1970s law defined a life sentence as 80 years. Lawmakers later changed it, but he says he’s served his time because it was in effect when he was sentenced and he has also earned good behavior credits.

The state Supreme Court agreed, saying Bowden and 19 others sentenced under the old law should be freed.

One of the two people Bowden killed during a 1975 convenience store robbery was Pam Hurley’s mother. She describes his scheduled release on Oct. 29 as “a nightmare.”

Bowden’s attorney, Staples Hughes, says Bowden realizes people are angry and doesn’t want to discuss it.

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

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Crime victims and their families are bracing for the release next week of 20 North Carolina felons who had been sentenced to life in prison.

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Brunswick agency to distribute USDA food

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

BRUNSWICK COUNTY | Brunswick Family Assistance has received a food shipment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and will distribute it from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday

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Duke University receives gift for new school

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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DURHAM — Duke University has received more than $5 million for its new public policy school.

University officials said Tuesday the gift by trustee David Rubenstein will allow the Sanford School of Public Policy to meet a $40 million fundraising target. The money will be divided among an endowment, a speakers series and an internship program.

Duke has offered a public policy program since the 1970s. The Sanford school became Duke’s 10th school in 2009.

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

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Duke University has received more than $5 million for its new public policy school.

University officials said Tuesday the gift by trustee David Rubenstein will allow the Sanford School of Public Policy to meet a $40 million fundraising target.

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Flotilla recruiting merchant partners

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Wrightsville Beach | The Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach is seeking local merchants to partner with boat captains. They will ride along in the water parade on Nov. 28 and be allowed to put signs on the vessels. At the flotilla board meeting Monday, Rick Crowder said Motts Channel Seafood, South Beach Grill, Surf Camp Inc. and Vito’s…

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