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Archive for November, 2009

Life Stories – Writing plays a lifelong passion

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

By Lori Kennedy-StewartStarNews Correspondent

Wilmington | Virginia Davis wrote her own obituary before her death and requested in lieu of flowers and “wordy testimonials” that friends and family members should go see a play in a local nonprofit theater.Virginia Antoinette Davis died Oct. 30 from cancer at the age of 88.

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Here Now – One-time ‘hippie’ explores world of aging Vietnam vets

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

By Si Cantwell Si.Cantwell@StarNewsOnline.com

People who remember the 1960s and ’70s have lived all their lives with an ideological divide characterized by attitudes toward that war.

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Sanitation truck crushes car in NC, killing 1

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — Authorities say a sanitation truck overturned onto a car in North Carolina’s largest city, killing one and seriously injuring three.

The Charlotte Observer reports the Charlotte truck crushed a car with four people inside. The truck driver lost control Friday afternoon while turning right off of Billy Graham Parkway.

Charlotte Fire Capt. Rob Brisley said one person in the car died at the scene, and two were rescued within minutes. Nearly 50 firefighters worked for 80 minutes to free the fourth person.

Charlotte spokeswoman Brandi Williams said the city truck was picking up yard waste. The driver and one of two other workers on the truck were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials have not yet identified anyone in either vehicle.

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

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Authorities say a sanitation truck overturned onto a car in North Carolina’s largest city, killing one and seriously injuring three.

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NC couple sentenced in Satanism abuse case

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

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DURHAM — A North Carolina couple has been sentenced on misdemeanor charges in a case involving abusing other adults during Satan worship.

WRAL reported that 25-year-old Joseph Scott Craig and his 30-year-old wife Joy Johnson were each sentenced Friday to two 60-day suspended sentences and a year of probation.

Search warrants said the victims were a man and a woman who moved in with Craig and Johnson after they became friends through their satanic interests.

The victims say Craig beat them, shackled them to beds, kept them in dog cages and starved them.

Craig entered an Alford plea, which means he maintained his innocence but acknowledged prosecutors had enough evidence for a conviction. Johnson pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting her husband.

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

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A North Carolina couple has been sentenced on misdemeanor charges in a case involving abusing other adults during Satan worship.

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NC investigator says Easley probe to last longer

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

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RALEIGH — A North Carolina prosecutor investigating potential state criminal charges involving former Gov. Mike Easley says he won’t wrap up by February as he had thought.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that Rowan County District Attorney Bill Kenerly is consulting federal authorities and expects he will take many months before reaching any conclusion.

Kenerly is a Republican and has been a district attorney for two decades. He was assigned to investigate if Easley violated election laws because Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby is a friend of the former two-term Democratic governor.

The special state prosecutor’s delay means Easley will remain under a cloud well into next year. Easley has denied wrongdoing.

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

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A North Carolina prosecutor investigating potential state criminal charges involving former Gov. Mike Easley says he won’t wrap up by February as he had thought.

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