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Archive for December, 2009

Pender County family displaced by fire

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

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A Pender County family is picking up the pieces, after a fire destroyed their mobile home.

Fire investigators say an over-loaded switch panel sparked the blaze around 6:30 Wednesday evening. Seven people lived inside the Burgaw home, including four children, but were not there when the fire started.

Investigators say the mobile home is total loss.

“My mother and stepfather have been here for fourteen years, and my mother is the glue of this family,” said resident Tammy Piner. “And to see her like she was last night, you know if something happens to the glue, what’s going to happen to the family.”

The Red Cross is offering assistance. Right now, Piner and her family are staying with relatives while they figure out how to rebuild.

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Fire investigators say an over-loaded switch panel sparked the blaze in a mobile home in Burgaw.

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Wrightsville Beach board hears audit report; conservatism urged

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

By Patricia E. MatsonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

After newly elected Wrightsville Beach Mayor David Cignotti, Alderwoman Susan Collins and Alderman Bill Sissons took their oaths of office Thursday, they promptly re-elected Alderman Bill Blair as the mayor pro tem. Alderwoman Lisa Weeks was absent.

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Grand Jury requests indictment against Soles

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

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The Columbus county grand jury found probable cause to seek an indictment against State Senator R.C. Soles, for shooting a man on his property in late August.

Twenty-two year old Kyle Blackburn is a former client of Soles’ legal practice. He says he was leaving the property when he was shot.

SBI agents presented evidence to the Grand Jury this afternoon, regarding the August 23rd shooting. At the end of the day, the Grand Jury requested a bill indictment against Soles, for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office plans to present an indictment to the Grand Jury for consideration in January.

Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury is a Class E felony in North Carolina, punishable by 15 to 31 months in prison. If convicted, Sen. Soles would lose his right to vote, and therefore lose the ability to serve in the State Legislature.

Thursday’s Grand Jury only considered charges for the shooting. The SBI is also looking into allegations of sexual molestation. That investigation is ongoing.

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The Columbus County Grand Jury found probable cause to seek an indictment against the Senator, for shooting a man on his property in late August.

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Breaking News: Grand Jury requests indictment against Soles

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

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The Columbus county grand jury found probable cause to seek an indictment against State Senator R.C. Soles, for shooting a man on his property in late August.

Twenty-two year old Kyle Blackburn is a former client of Soles’ legal practice. He says he was leaving the property when he was shot.

SBI agents presented evidence to the Grand Jury this afternoon, regarding the August 23rd shooting. At the end of the day, the Grand Jury requested a bill indictment against Soles, for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office plans to present an indictment to the Grand Jury for consideration in January.

Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury is a Class E felony in North Carolina, punishable by 15 to 31 months in prison. If convicted, Sen. Soles would lose his right to vote, and therefore lose the ability to serve in the State Legislature.

Thursday’s Grand Jury only considered charges for the shooting. The SBI is also looking into allegations of sexual molestation. That investigation is ongoing.

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The Columbus County Grand Jury found probable cause to seek an indictment against the Senator, for shooting a man on his property in late August.

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Grand jury recommends indictment for Sen. Soles in August shooting

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

A Columbus County grand jury has recommended that an indictment be sought charging state Sen. R.C. Soles assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

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