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Archive for October, 2009

Only 1 N.C. inmate to have supervision upon release after life sentence

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

By Mike BakerAssociated Press

Nine of the convicts will be immediately free of the state’s watch when they are released Oct. 29 in the wake of court rulings on a 1970s law that limited the length of life sentences from that era. Ten others are sex offenders who will have to register with the state. One of the convicts, Faye Brown, faces two decades of federal parole.

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Man once convicted in New Hanover County faces sex charges in Winston-Salem

Monday, October 19th, 2009

WINSTON-SALEM | A middle school drama teacher in North Carolina once convicted of embezzlement now faces 10 charges of sexual misconduct with a student.

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Wilmington mayoral candidate defends his marriages

Monday, October 19th, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington mayoral candidate Paul Knight said Monday that he is married to his sixth wife, Ekaterina, and that he has a “wonderful marriage with wonderful children and a wonderful warm house.”

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Brunswick County board OKs $20,000 for sheriff’s helicopter

Monday, October 19th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.Mcgrath@StarNewsOnline.com

What was shaping up to be a whirlwind of controversy over the sheriff’s office’s new helicopter barely caused a stir at the Brunswick County Commissioners meeting Monday night.But that doesn’t mean the issue is grounded.

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Pender County residents want recreation options

Monday, October 19th, 2009

By K.J. WilliamsCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Burgaw residents who say the town needs basketball courts and a recreation center were able to persuade Pender County Commissioners to consider various options at Monday’s meeting.“Do we have to wait until 2010 to put up a ball court,” asked Pastor Ben Artis of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Willard.

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