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Archive for November, 2009

Thousands lost power as rains continue in NC

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Thousands of North Carolinians lost electrical service as heavy rains and downed trees and windy conditions caused problems as the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida moved off the coast.

Duke Energy reported more than 11,000 customers lost service in the Charlotte area, though much of the service had been restored by late Thursday morning.

Progress Energy reported only scattered outages in the eastern part of the state.

The National Weather Service said Thursday morning that rainfall in the previous 24 hours ranged from less than an inch in Charlotte to nearly 6 inches in New Bern.

Some roads were closed across the state by flooding and downed trees. Schools in several districts in the Wilmington area were opening later than usual.

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

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Thousands of North Carolinians lost electrical service as heavy rains and downed trees and windy conditions caused problems as the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida moved off the coast.

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Family, police seek help finding missing woman

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

The mix of her outgoing personality and risky lifestyle makes it alarming that she hasn’t been seen in Wilmington for more than four months.

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Storm damage slight despite rain record

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Southeastern N.C. | After setting a daily record for rainfall in Wilmington on Wednesday, this week’s storm headed up the coast to hammer the Outer Banks and Chesapeake Bay area. But the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida appeared to leave our region more wet than seriously wounded.

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Area economic indicatiors – Nov. 12, 2009

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

From staff reports

Average gas priceNov. 12: $2.597Oct. 12: $2.367Nov. 12, 2008: $2.303 Record: July 17, 2008: $4.050– AAAUnemploymentSeptember 2009 (September 2008 in parentheses)North Carolina: 10.8% (6.8%)Wilmington metro: 9.7% (6%)New Hanover Co.: 9.1% (5.4%)Brunswick County: 10.5% (6.9%)

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NC mom charged with killing baby could face death

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) – Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a North Carolina woman accused of killing her 11-month-old daughter and hiding her body in an attic.

WRAL-TV reported that 27-year-old Johni Michelle Heuser of Lillington will face the death penalty if she is convicted in the 2007 death of Harmony Jade Creech.

The child’s father, Army Sgt. Ronald Earl Creech II, returned from Iraq in October 2007 to find his 11-month-old daughter missing. Police say Heuser told him the baby had been abducted.

Authorities say Harmony died three to five weeks before her skeletal remains were found in a diaper box in the attic of the couple’s home. Medical examiners were unable to determine the cause of death but prosecutors say they have evidence that the child starved to death.

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

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Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a North Carolina woman accused of killing her 11-month-old daughter and hiding her body in an attic.

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