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Archive for October, 2009

Bald Head Island property owned by W.Va. congressman goes to auction

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Associated Press

North Carolina beachfront property owned by West Virginia congressman Alan Mollohan and a former aide is going to a courthouse auction.

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State Republicans want investigation into Perdue campaign

Friday, October 16th, 2009

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State Republicans are asking the Board of Elections to investigate Governor Perdue’s campaign travel.

Republican Party Chairman Tom Fetzer said he wrote elections board leaders seeking a formal investigation into Perdue’s committee and the state Democratic Party.

Fetzer wants elections officials to look closely at 17 private flights the Bev Perdue committee said it had not disclosed or paid properly.

The Democratic Party executive director said the complaint has no merit.

The board already is examining private flights by former Governor Mike Easley.

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State Republicans are asking the Board of Elections to investigate Governor Perdue’s campaign travel.

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Find old-fashioned goodness at Eagle Island Fruit and Seafood

Friday, October 16th, 2009

By Liz Biro,Liz.Biro@StarNewsOnline.com

A certain sweetness saturates Eagle Island Fruit and Seafood. First-time shoppers might blame it on the candy.

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NC unemployment rate remains 10.8 percent

Friday, October 16th, 2009

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate was stuck in double digits for the eighth straight month in September.

The state Employment Security Commission said Friday the jobless rate in September was 10.8 percent, unchanged from August.

North Carolina’s unemployment rate has been hovering around 11 percent since February and has been worse than the national average for more than a year.

Trade, transportation and utilities companies lost the most jobs, with that sector cutting 6,500 positions. Government added 13,000 jobs in September, with teaching and others in education leading the way back onto payrolls. Construction picked up about 2,200 workers.

North Carolina has lost about 250,000 jobs since the recession started in December 2007.

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

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North Carolina’s unemployment rate was stuck in double digits for the eighth straight month in September.

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Sex charges dropped in NC bus stop slaying case

Friday, October 16th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — North Carolina prosecutors have dropped a statutory rape charge against a Charlotte man accused of having sex with a pregnant teen who was shot to death while waiting for her school bus.

The Charlotte Observer reported that Mecklenburg District Attorney Peter Gilchrist said Thursday he had no case against 36-year-old Royce Mitchell. The prosecutor said DNA tests showed Mitchell was not the father of Tiffany’s baby.

Gilchrist says there was no other evidence to support the charge without Tiffany alive to testify about sexual contact with her adoptive brother.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police call Mitchell “a person of interest” in 15-year-old Tiffany’s killing last month, but have not charged him.

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

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North Carolina prosecutors have dropped a statutory rape charge against a Charlotte man accused of having sex with a pregnant teen who was shot to death while waiting for her school bus.

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