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Archive for November, 2009

Home invasion suspect posed as Bible salesman

Friday, November 27th, 2009

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Sheriff’s deputies say a man wanted for holding a woman at knife-point was posing as a Bible salesman.

The incident happened around 2pm Wednesday, on Marrow Road in the Kirkwood subdivision in New Hanover County. The female victim told deputies a tall black man dressed in a black suit came to her house and asked her if she wanted to buy a Bible.

When the woman said no and tried to close her door, deputies say the man forced his way into the house. He threatened her with a knife, and hit her with a frying pan. The woman was eventually able to defend herself using pepper spray, and the man ran off.

The suspect is described as a tall, well-spoken black male in his 40’s, with short hair. He was last seen wearing a black suit and black gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact New Hanover County Sheriff’s Detectives at (910) 798-4260..

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A New Hanover County woman says when she told a Bible salesman she wasn’t interested, he forced his way into her home, threatened her with a knife, and hit her with a frying pan.

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Cookie craving leads to crash

Friday, November 27th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A 76-year-old North Carolina man spent a cold night in his car at the bottom of a ditch after he left his rural home to buy his favorite oatmeal cream cookies.

Multiple media outlets reported that Arthur McKenzie told hospital workers a deer ran in front of his car Wednesday night and he wound up down an embankment so steep he couldn’t climb out.

McKenzie had planned to drive about five miles to the store and back to his Cleveland County home because he had run out of the cookies. But the trip over a winding, remote country road was interrupted by the deer.

McKenzie was in stable condition at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby.

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

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A 76-year-old North Carolina man spent a cold night in his car at the bottom of a ditch after he left his rural home to buy his favorite oatmeal cream cookies.

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Local workers thankful to have a job

Friday, November 27th, 2009

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Thanksgiving is a holiday for family time. That’s why it’s especially important to say thanks to the people who went into work.

WalMart employee Chris Griffin says he is thankful to have a job to go to.

“I’m grateful just to be working, considering the many others that are definitely out of work that could be working,” Griffin said.

Few businesses were open on Thanksgiving day, but where there was activity, workers were smiling. Most businesses closed early so employees still had the opportunity to enjoy some time with their loved ones.

Devinne Carmichael works the front desk at the Comfort Suites in Wilmington.

“It’s not too bad, I still get to go home for Thanksgiving dinner,” she said.

Employees at Lowe’s Foods made the best of their work day by helping folks prepare for their Thanksgiving feasts.

“Getting these people with their last minute groceries and getting them in and out as fast as possible,” said cashier Dave Rosenberg. “It’s about my eighth or ninth one I’ve worked at Lowe’s Foods, so I’m kinda used to it. It’s not bad, you only work a short day.”

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Thanksgiving is a holiday for family time. That’s why it’s especially important to say thanks to the people who went into work.

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Black Friday shopping snapshot – Best Buy opens

Friday, November 27th, 2009

With temperatures in the 40s, about 290 people stood in line outside Best Buy on College Road an hour before it opened Friday morning. The line wrapped around one side of the building.

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Black Friday shopping – Long lines at Target

Friday, November 27th, 2009

An hour after the New Centre Drive store opened, the early birds who arrived in the pre-dawn hours had filled their carts and begun the ploddingly long wait for the cash registers.

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