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Archive for January, 2010

Poker player killed after men barge in Rocky Mount home

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Associated Press

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) – Authorities say a North Carolina man playing poker was killed by someone who forced his way into a home after knocking on the door.Investigators told WRAL-TV that 35-year-old Vernon Foster was fatally shot by two men who barged in after he opened the door at the house in Rocky Mount around 11 p.m. Friday.

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Life Stories – Colleagues rally for Wilmington Policeman

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

By Lori Kennedy-StewartStarNews Correspondent

Andy Lazzaro heard about Jody McPherson’s reputation as a Wilmington police officer before he worked with him.“I wanted to impress him so bad,” said Det. Lazzaro.

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Book Marks – Bolton native’s art worlds overlap

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Jason Mott of Bolton describes himself as a comic book freak. He’s a serious collector, so it’s not too surprising his Web site includes a gallery of photos from a comic con, including lots of close-ups of the “Iron Man” suit from the movie.

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Woman killed while standing on U.S. 17 in Holly Ridge

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Authorities are trying to figure out why a woman was killed standing on one of the main highways along North Carolina’s coast.

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What will the decade ahead hold for Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina?

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

“Every major political and economic development of the past few years has taken people by surprise,” said Tom Morris, chairman of the Morris Institute for Human Values in Wilmington and author of such books as “If Aristotle Ran General Motors,”“True Success,”“The Art of Achievement” and…

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