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Archive for December, 2009

NC man accused of killing girlfriend goes to trial

Monday, December 14th, 2009

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GASTON, N.C. — A North Carolina man charged with killing his girlfriend in their home two years ago while six children were inside is going to trial.

The Gaston Gazette reports jury selection is set to begin Monday in the murder case against 33-year-old Lindsey Morgan.

The High Shoals man is accused of shooting 27-year-old Stephanie King in the head on Sept. 9, 2007, in their home.

Her four children and his two children were inside. But authorities say none of them were in the room where the shooting occurred.

Gaston County police have said that Morgan told a 911 dispatcher that his girlfriend shot herself. But Sgt. Chris Reynolds said the physical evidence did not match.

Morgan has remained in the Gaston County jail without bond since his arrest.

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

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A North Carolina man charged with killing his girlfriend in their home two years ago while six children were inside is going to trial.

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Coastal Pender Rotary Club gives gift of learning to third-graders

Monday, December 14th, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonStarNews Correspondent

Third-graders got an early Christmas present last week: dictionaries.The Coastal Pender Rotary presented a dictionary to students at North Topsail, South Topsail and Topsail elementary schools, visiting a school each day Dec. 8, 9 and 10.

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Disaster management firm moves to NC with 430 jobs

Monday, December 14th, 2009

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RALEIGH — A Louisiana-based disaster management consultant is moving its headquarters to North Carolina in a move expected to bring 430 jobs in the next six years.

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue’s office announced Monday that Innovative Emergency Management Inc. will move its headquarters from Baton Rouge, La., to Durham County.

In return, the company was promised state tax breaks of up to $9 million if it meets job and investment targets. Local governments are also expected to sweeten the deal for IEM.

The 25-year-old private company specializes in measuring and managing threats to people, infrastructure and information.

The 430 new jobs will pay an average wage of nearly $63,000 a year.

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

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A Louisiana-based disaster management consultant is moving its headquarters to North Carolina in a move expected to bring 430 jobs in the next six years.

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Benedict Foundation works to benefit community

Monday, December 14th, 2009

By Brenda C. BirmelinStarNews Correspondent

The Benedict Foundation was formed in August 2006 to provide enrichment opportunities to diverse populations primarily in the areas of arts, culture, education, community and the environment.

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Talk & Squawk for Dec. 13

Monday, December 14th, 2009

By Jim WareJim.Ware@StarNewsOnline.com

A couple of big announcements last week from Google could change the way Internet users search for information.Real-time search, rolled out last week, integrates live information such as tweets and news stories into results for Web pages.

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