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Archive for December, 2009

NC woman hit and killed after stopping to help cat

Monday, December 14th, 2009

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CARRBORO, N.C. — A North Carolina woman who stopped to help a cat that had just been hit by a car was struck and killed by another car.

WRAL-TV reports that 60-year-old Melinda Grossman of Chapel Hill was hit and killed Saturday evening in Carrboro, about 30 miles west of Raleigh.

Police say Grossman had stopped to help an injured cat on the roadway. She was hit by a 71-year-old driver who didn’t see her bending over to help the cat because it was dark, and she was wearing dark clothing.

Police say the driver was going the speed limit and that no charges will be filed.

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

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A North Carolina woman who stopped to help a cat that had just been hit by a car was struck and killed by another car.

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Nun weaves colorful threads into one whole

Monday, December 14th, 2009

By Amanda GreeneAmanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com

Sister Rosemary McNamara is finally taking a breath.

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NC college smoking ban gets off-campus complaints

Monday, December 14th, 2009

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NEW BERN, N.C. — Leaders at a North Carolina community college will discuss changing the campus smoking ban following complaints from neighbors about off-campus smoking.

The Sun Journal of New Bern reports that trustees at Craven Community College’s New Bern campus will meet Tuesday to consider amending an August smoking ban to create a designated smoking area on campus.

College officials say the ban has pushed smoking students, faculty and staff at the coastal school to the outskirts of campus. They say that’s polluting air for surrounding neighbors and
creating a hazard in the roadways as smokers compete for space with motorists.

Trustees say neighbors have complained.

A statewide smoking ban takes effect in January.

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

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Leaders at a North Carolina community college will discuss changing the campus smoking ban following complaints from neighbors about off-campus smoking.

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Sophomore arrested in New Hanover High bathroom with knives

Monday, December 14th, 2009

A suspended New Hanover High School student was arrested Monday morning after being found carrying knives on the school’s property, according to New Hanover County Schools.

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Judge: Free NC inmates from ‘life’ sentences

Monday, December 14th, 2009

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RALEIGH — A North Carolina judge has ruled that two inmates should be set free from the “life” sentences they received in the 1970s.

Superior Court Judge Ripley Rand ruled Monday in the cases of convicted murderers Alford Jones and Faye Brown. He said the Department of Correction is wrongly interpreting its regulations on sentence-reduction credits.

Attorneys for Jones and Brown had argued they had received years of sentence-reduction credits while behind bars. They contended the credits, combined with a 1970s law that defined their “life” sentences as only 80 years long, mean their prison terms are complete.

A spokesman for the state Department of Correction said officials were reviewing the ruling.

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

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A North Carolina judge has ruled that two inmates should be set free from the “life” sentences they received in the 1970s.

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