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Archive for December, 2009

NC lawyers petition state’s high court on inmates

Friday, December 18th, 2009

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The state attorney general’s office is petitioning the North Carolina Supreme Court to block the release of two convicted murderers.

Lawyers filed a request Friday for the state’s high court to hear arguments. It came a day after the state appeals court rejected a request to keep Alford Jones and Faye Brown behind bars. The appeals court order is set to go into effect at 5 p.m., allowing the inmates to then go free.

State courts previously sided with the inmates in determining their life sentences were actually defined in the 1970s as 80-years long. The inmates also contend sentence-reduction credits means their terms are now complete. The state disagrees and says the prisoners should not receive any sentence-reduction credits for good behavior.

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

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The state attorney general’s office is petitioning the North Carolina Supreme Court to block the release of two convicted murderers.

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Green Baby Diaper Service gives moms an option to disposables

Friday, December 18th, 2009

By Amanda LucciStarNews Correspondent

The Wilmington-based business provides resources for families to cloth diaper their children, a process that is not as uncommon as one might think, said co-owner Liz Soffera.

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Computer server for NC colleges hacked

Friday, December 18th, 2009

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Authorities say a hacker accessed a computer server for North Carolina community colleges containing the personal information of nearly 51,000 people.

The Citizen-Times of Asheville reports Friday the state Community College System will mail letters next week telling students that someone hacked a database that included Social
Security and drivers license numbers. System senior vice president Saundra Williams said officials don’t believe the hacker gained access to those numbers, which were
used to identify library users. She said it appears the security breach was limited. But state law requires the schools system to
send a warning.

The security breach of the system’s library server in Raleigh occurred Aug. 23 and was discovered the next morning.

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

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Authorities say a hacker accessed a computer server for North Carolina community colleges containing the personal information of nearly 51,000 people.

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Snow expected in North Carolina, but not Wilmington

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Parts of North Carolina will get blasted with the white stuff starting today and into Saturday.Just not areas around Wilmington.

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Pender County teacher involved in fatal car wreck

Friday, December 18th, 2009

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A Pender County teacher is dead after a car accident on North College Road. 60 year old Daisy Smith Larkins of Rocky Point hit a piece of construction equipment on North College near Parmalay Road Thursday night. Larkins taught at Pender High School.

The highway patrol says a construction company working in the area was transporting a large piece of equipment across the road. Investigators say Larkins drove past a flagman who was directing traffic when the accident happened. No one else was hurt.

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A Pender County teacher is dead after a car accident on North College Road. 60 year old Daisy Smith Larkins of Rocky Point hit a piece of construction equipment on North College…

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