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Archive for December, 2009

NC grand jury indicts former sheriff’s deputy

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A former North Carolina sheriff’s lieutenant has been indicted on 60 counts of obtaining property by false pretense after an investigation into his billing for off-duty work.

A spokeswoman for Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday that indictments against Neelis Smith were returned by a grand jury in Cumberland County.

A message left at Smith’s home was not immediately returned.

Smith is one of two former sheriff’s office supervisors who were accused of billing the local school system and other government employers for security work taking place at different locations and the same time.

Smith and former Capt. LaRue Windham were fired in March 2008. The State Bureau of Investigation continues to work on Windham’s case.

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

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A former North Carolina sheriff’s lieutenant has been indicted on 60 counts of obtaining property by false pretense after an investigation into his billing for off-duty work.

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NC county trying to help ex-cons find jobs

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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DURHAM — Officials in a North Carolina county are trying to help former offenders find jobs after they’re released.

The Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center is holding a training session Wednesday for anyone who wants to apply for the Project Restore Vocational Training Program.

Organizers say the 12-week program is a partnership with Durham Technical Community College.

Participants attend classes for six weeks and then use their new skills to build and repair homes.

The next cycle of Project Restore begins in February. There is another information session Thursday and two in early January.

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

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Officials in a North Carolina county are trying to help former offenders find jobs after they’re released.

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Back Then – Censor panel takes aim at ‘obscene’ magazines in 1959

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

By Scott NunnScott.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com

Looking back 50 and 100 years ago in the StarNews.I didn’t get any responses on this query from last week but wanted to try again: Does anyone remember a mausoleum at the current site of the College Road overpass at Market Street? It was removed in the late 1950s for the overpass to be built. Drop me an e-mail or letter.

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88 year old woman found dead in home; believed to have died in spring

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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Eighty-eight-year-old Blanche Matilda Roth’s body was wheeled from the Odgen home where she laid dead since spring.

“I can tell you, speaking with Sheriff McMahon, earlier, was very disappointed that this type of incident has not been reported to law enforcement before now,” said Deputy Charles Smith from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

New Hanover County investigators said an anonymous cell phone call came in to dispatchers around 11:30 Tuesday morning.

“We woke up this morning seeing like 13, 14 cops and the investigator units and everything like that,” said neighbor Robbie Juba. “It was a little odd for me seeing all this kind of stuff in my neighborhood.”

The caller provided little information, but said an elderly woman inside 612 Cherry Laurel Court was unconscious and not breathing. That is when deputies arrived at the home and the investigation unfolded.

Neighbor Zach McHugh added, “I was stunned, really. Its just you never hear of anything like that so to hear about something like that, when its right around the corner from your house, it’s a bit disconcerting.”

What makes the story so strange – investigators said caregivers were in and out of the home on a regular basis. According to New Hanover County tax records, the home is registered to a Stewart family.

“Detectives are certainly speaking with the caregivers that are believed to have regular access to and from the residence on a day to day basis,” Deputy Charles Smith said.

Roth’s body was found laying on a bed inside a room in the home. Just what killed Blanche Roth, and exactly when she died are unknown.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in Chapel Hill.

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videoNew Hanover County deputies are trying to figure out what happened to an 88-year-old woman they found dead in her home Tuesday; months, they say, after she died.

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Back Then – Censor panel takes aimat ‘obscene’ magazines in 1959

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

By Scott NunnScott.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com

Looking back 50 and 100 years ago in the StarNews.I didn’t get any responses on this query from last week but wanted to try again: Does anyone remember a mausoleum at the current site of the College Road overpass at Market Street? It was removed in the late 1950s for the overpass to be built. Drop me an e-mail or letter.

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