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Archive for November, 2009

Trial underway in 2007 murder of Dywaune Simpson

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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The trial is underway for a man accused in a 2007 murder.

Rono Dunn is charged with murdering Dywaune Simpson near the old Nesbitt Courts Housing Complex in Wilmington in late October of 2007.

Monday, the second officer to the scene took the stand to talk about where the murder took place.

A Wilmington police officer said a man came out of the shadows, shot and killed Simpson, and disappeared into the woods.

The trial is expected to continue all week.

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The trial is underway for a man accused in a 2007 murder.

Rono Dunn is charged with murdering Dywaune Simpson near the old Nesbitt Courts Housing Complex in Wilmington in late October of 2007.

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Here Now – Learning center sends supplies to troops

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

By Si CantwellSi.Cantwell@StarNewsOnline.com

Kids at Huntington Learning Center are packing boxes of goodies to send to military in Afghanistan.

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Ida remains could drop more than 8 inches of rain locally

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

With a rainfall deficit of nearly 5 inches for the year, the region could use the precipitation. But that much moisture dropped over a 72-hour period could cause flooding.

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Founder of Phoenix Employment Ministry honored by UNCW

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

By Brandon SneedStarNews Correspondent

The Rev. Don Skinner, founder and executive director of the Phoenix Employment Ministry, has been named the 2009 Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar by UNCW.

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NC pension funds go up in 3rd quarter with stocks

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Rebounding stock markets helped boost returns for North Carolina’s public employee pension funds during the third quarter.

State Treasurer Janet Cowell said Monday the retirement systems recorded a 10.4 percent increase during the three months ending Sept. 30.

The uptick means pension assets grew for the quarter from $60 billion to almost $66 billion. That’s still below the high of $77 billion at the end of 2007.

The North Carolina Retirement Systems benefited from a 17.6 percent increase in its equity portfolio. Cowell said bonds reported a nearly 6 percent increase, but real estate had an 8
percent loss.

Cowell’s office invests pension funds for more than 820,000 public workers and retirees in North Carolina, including teachers and state employees.

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

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Rebounding stock markets helped boost returns for North Carolina’s public employee pension funds during the third quarter.

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