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Archive for December, 2009

3,500 without power after wreck closes intersection at Carolina Beach, Shipyard

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

A truck hauling an oversized cylinder has struck a utility pole at Carolina Beach Road and Shipyard Boulevard, closing the busy intersection over the lunch hour and leaving nearly 3,150 customers without power.

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New deputies take an oath and received their badges

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

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The New Hanover County sheriff’s office has 17 new deputies.

The new officers took an oath and received their badges Wednesday. The graduation marks the end of a 16-week basic law enforcement course offered by the sheriff’s office and Cape Fear Community College. This is the second graduating class from the program.

“It’s just a great day and I’m so happy and proud of all of them” said New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon.

The ceremony took place at the old New Hanover County courthouse. Sheriff Ed McMahon was the keynote speaker.

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The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has 17 new deputies.

The new officers took an oath and received their badges Wednesday.

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Woman accused of hiding corpse appears in Wilmington court

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

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A woman accused of hiding her elderly mother’s dead body in the family’s North Carolina home for seven months has asked for a court-appointed defense attorney.

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Storm expected to bring snow to NC mountains

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Forecasters say a storm system developing in the Gulf of Mexico could bring a white Christmas in advance to the North Carolina mountains.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for a handful of counties around and north of Asheville.

Forecasters say a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain should move into the mountains and foothills during Friday, with 3 to 6 inches of snow expected by the time the storm moves up the Atlantic coast on Saturday.

The weather service says the northern mountains of North Carolina should see snow, too, and areas in lower elevations along and west of Interstate 85 in North and South Carolina could see snowflakes or sleet mixed with a cold rain.

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

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Forecasters say a storm system developing in the Gulf of Mexico could bring a white Christmas in advance to the North Carolina mountains.

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Gambling NC bank manager charged with stealing

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

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STATESVILLE, N.C. — Federal prosecutors accuse a former North Carolina bank manager of stealing more than $270,000 from customers, including her own parents, to fund an online gambling addiction.

The Charlotte Observer reported Thursday prosecutors have charged 56-year-old Doris Stroud Renegar with embezzlement by a bank employee and identity theft.

She is accused of stealing customers’ identities to take out loans, debiting customers’ accounts, and taking $112,000 from her parents’ certificates of deposit. She managed a Piedmont Bank branch in Statesville.

Prosecutors say Renegar stole the money between May 2007 and last June, when she was fired.

Her attorney Deke Falls says Renegar is sorry and has agreed to plead guilty. He says she let the gambling addiction control her.

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

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Federal prosecutors accuse a former North Carolina bank manager of stealing more than $270,000 from customers, including her own parents, to fund an online gambling addiction.

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