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Archive for January, 2010

NC trooper demoted after incident in woman’s home

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina High Patrol officials say a trooper who was at a woman’s home when she was attacked has been demoted and transferred.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Thursday that Anthony Scott was reassigned last month from Chatham County to Charlotte. Commander Randy Glover called it a personnel matter he could not discuss.

Court documents show Scott was a target of the woman’s estranged husband. Eric Andrews faces assault and kidnapping charges. He is accused of threatening to kill her, Scott and himself in August, then driving off with their children. Andrews’ lawyer would not comment.

Patrol officials confirmed a trooper was on duty at the Pittsboro home during the assault in August, but not on official business.

Scott has appealed his demotion.

Information from: The News & Observer

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North Carolina High Patrol officials say a trooper who was at a woman’s home when she was attacked has been demoted and transferred.

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Yard equipment maker Husqvarna gets NC funding

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Officials with forest and lawn equipment producer Husqvarna say the company will follow through with its earlier decision to consolidate its North American headquarters in Charlotte, thanks in part to sweeteners from North Carolina taxpayers.

State officials decided Thursday to give the company up to $2.5 million if it doubles its current Charlotte work force of 160 and retains the jobs for nine years.

Husqvarna (HOOSK-var-nah) decided last summer to move its North American headquarters from Augusta, Ga., to Charlotte. But state officials said the company claimed South Carolina offered nearly $11 million to move just a few miles across the state line.

The Swedish parent company sold $4.9 billion worth of lawn mowers, chain saws, trimmers and other tools worldwide in 2008.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Officials with forest and lawn equipment producer Husqvarna say the company will follow through with its earlier decision to consolidate its North American headquarters in Charlotte, thanks in part to sweeteners from North Carolina taxpayers.

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Bones found off River Road belonged to black woman in her 40s

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

Skeletal remains found last week in a wooded area off River Road belong to a black woman in her 40s, according to the medical examiner’s office in Chapel Hill.

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Attorney General seeks assault charges against Soles in shooting

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

A Columbus County grand jury is expected to consider a bill of indictment today charging Sen. R.C. Soles with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

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Parents urge community schools at fourth New Hanover redistricting forum

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

By Chelsea KellnerChelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

Let the community vote on it. Plan neighborhoods better. Leave out the new middle school altogether.Parents brought their most creative ideas and pressing concerns for middle school redistricting to the New Hanover County Board of Education at the fourth and final public forum Wednesday night at Roland-Grise Middle School.

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