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Archive for November, 2009

Brunswick sheriff looking for 2 men in Shallotte robbery

Friday, November 20th, 2009

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two young men in connection with an armed robbery Wednesday evening at Smith’s Grocery, Hardware & Mobile Home Supply.

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City attorney Tom Pollard retires

Friday, November 20th, 2009

By Patrick Gannon,Patrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

Friday was Pollard’s last day. He passes the torch to Wilmington native Carolyn Johnson, the sister-in-law of City Councilman Earl Sheridan.

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Artifacts from Queen Anne’s Revenge go on display

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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GREENVILLE, N.C. — Artifacts from the shipwreck of what’s believed to have been Blackbeard’s flagship will be shown off in an eastern North Carolina lab.

The artifacts are from what archaeologists believe to be the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” which is located in the Atlantic Ocean near Beaufort. Members of the team leading the effort to recover
items from the shipwreck will show off artifacts, including cuff links and cannons during a media preview Friday at QAR Conservation Lab in Greenville.

Queen Anne’s Revenge was a French slave ship first called La Concorde. Blackbeard captured the ship in 1717 and renamed it before it ran aground a year later. The shipwreck was discovered in late 1996 and is within sight of Fort Macon State Park.

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

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Artifacts from the shipwreck of what’s believed to have been Blackbeard’s flagship will be shown off in an eastern North Carolina lab.

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NC female inmates allege sexual assaults in prison

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Four female inmates say North Carolina’s prisons subjected them and other prisoners to sexual violence and harassment amounting to cruel and unusual punishment.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that the women filed a federal class-action lawsuit that says they were raped, groped, threatened and sexually humiliated.

The women want their case to represent the interests of the state’s 2,900 female prisoners.

The lawsuit by North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services comes after the group forced the state to offer payouts to avoid legal action after at least seven sexual assaults on female inmates.

State Correction Department officials would not talk about the lawsuit.

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

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Four female inmates say North Carolina’s prisons subjected them and other prisoners to sexual violence and harassment amounting to cruel and unusual punishment.

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NC corporation offered $900K for 370 billing jobs

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — One of the country’s largest medical sample testing companies could get nearly $900,000 in taxpayer incentives if it consolidates billing operations in North Carolina.

Multiple media outlets reported Friday that Guilford County commissioners approved a plan worth nearly $250,000 in hopes of coaxing Laboratory Corp. of America to bring 370 jobs to
Greensboro. Salaries would average about $27,000 a year.

The state has offered $275,000 and the city added $370,000 to the package.

The Burlington company is considering a consolidated billing site in Greensboro or Danville, Va.

LabCorp employs about 28,000 workers worldwide. LabCorp last month posted third-quarter profits of $131 million, but trimmed its profit forecast for the full year.

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

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One of the country’s largest medical sample testing companies could get nearly $900,000 in taxpayer incentives if it consolidates billing operations in North Carolina.

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