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Archive for November, 2011

NC woman accused of pawning mother’s jewelry

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

LINCOLNTON, NC (AP) — Lincoln County authorities are accusing a woman of stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry from her mother and pawning it.

The Charlotte Observer reports that 27-year-old Kara Ilien Carpenter is charged with felony larceny,
possession of stolen goods and obtaining property by false pretenses. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says Carpenter was arrested Monday and admitted to taking the jewelry.

The sheriff’s office says Carpenter’s mother told authorities she first thought she had misplaced some of her jewelry, but learned that her daughter may have taken it to a pawn shop in Denver. That shop said it paid more than $7,500 for the jewelry, which was valued at more than $10,000.

Carpenter is in the county jail under $10,000 bond. It wasn’t immediately known if she had an attorney.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Organizing on NC gay marriage referendum takes off

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would add a ban on gay marriage to North Carolina’s constitution is more than five months away, but efforts for or against it are slowly gearing up behind the scenes.

Pro- and anti-amendment forces are assembling referendum campaigns that will raise money and build support for their causes heading into the May 8 vote.

The newly formed Coalition to Protect North Carolina Families already has hired a few workers, some paid for by the nationally-based Human Rights Campaign. The coalition is opposed to the constitutional change, saying it sends a terrible message that gays and lesbians are second-class citizens.

A campaign to pass the amendment is still being organized but could be unveiled in the next week or so.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Lexington businesses to host Thanksgiving dinners

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

LEXINGTON, NC (AP) — More than a dozen Lexington business owners are joining together to provide a Thanksgiving lunch to residents of Davidson County who were affected by last week’s tornado.

The Dispatch of Lexington reports that the owners of Shoto Japanese Steakhouse & Seafood and Smallwall Art Gallery are hosting the free holiday lunch for storm victims and their families and friends. The traditional Thanksgiving meal will be provided beginning at noon.

About a dozen businesses are helping to serve the meal.

Restaurant owner Jimmy Huynh said he hopes the Thanksgiving dinner will result in a good turnout of those who were affected by the tornado. People interested in attending are asked to respond to the invitation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Fifth person dies from Greensboro murder-suicide

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — The 15-year old girl shot by her boyfriend’s mother in North Carolina has died, raising the death toll from a weekend shooting rampage to five.

Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes said that Makayla Leigh Woods died Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities say 36-year-old Mary Ann Holder killed herself after shooting her two sons and three other children. All but one of the children has died.

The sheriff’s department says Holder’s nephew remains on life support.

Holder also shot her married former lover when they met early Sunday. Randall Lamb was expected to recover after being shot in the shoulder.

Police say they have not yet established a definite motive in the case.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Happy Thanksgiving from WWAY NewsChannel 3

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Nearly 400 years after Thanksgiving was first celebrated in the new world, Americans again take time today to give thanks.

At WWAY NewsChannel 3, we are thankful for all of you, our viewers, who turn to us each day for your source for news.

From our family to yours, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

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