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Archive for November, 2011

Teen charged with student’s dragging death

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

ELIZABETH CITY, NC (AP) — A 16-year-old Elizabeth City student has been charged with murder after authorities say he dragged another teen to death.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reported Tuesday that the teen has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of James Edward Holley Jr.

Sheriff Randy Cartwright says deputies received a call just before 5 p.m. Sunday about a traffic accident southwest of Elizabeth City.

Deputies say a teen assaulted Holley, pushed him out of the car and then got behind the wheel. Cartwright says the teen then drove forward with Holley hanging by a seat belt on the outside of the car before the car ran into a ditch.

Holley died at the scene.

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

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NC prepares to announce October unemployment rate

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — State officials hope October is the month where North Carolina’s unemployment rate reverses a trend.

Tuesday’s announcement comes as the jobless rate has gone up for five straight months, rising to 10.5 percent in September.

North Carolina had more jobs in September, but the rate rose by one tenth of one percentage point because more people were looking for work.

The state announced in September that jobs in the government sector are down nearly 19,000 from last year, a loss that state officials attributed largely to layoffs of teachers and teaching assistants.

North Carolina’s unemployment rate continued to be much higher than the national rate of 9.1 percent.

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

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Bolton Mayor race is settled

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It is nearly two weeks since Election Day, and the process is just wrapping up in Columbus County after some double-checking in the race for mayor in Bolton.

The Columbus County Board of Elections did a discretionary recount of the votes for mayor on the Bolton precinct ballots. Absentee and one-stop voting ballots were not recounted, as there was only a question about the precinct ballots.

The official tally shows Frank A Wilson is the winner with 121 votes, Gary Graham got 111. The numbers are the same as the original count.

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New funds could help workers of defunct NC airline

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) – A bankruptcy judge is hearing details of a settlement with the estate of former Hooters founder Bob Brooks that could boost the chances that workers at the defunct airline he once owned will collect back pay.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that a hearing on the proposed settlement is set for Tuesday in Winston-Salem.

A trustee overseeing the assets of the failed Pace Airlines Inc. negotiated a $400,000 settlement with former owner Brooks’ estate. That money is seen as boosting the chances the former Winston-Salem charter airline’s more than 420 employees will collect some of the $1.5 million in back wages they’re owed.

Many employees were not paid for as much as their last six weeks of work.

The company collapsed in September 2009.

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

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Charges dismissed in alleged NC enslavement case

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — A North Carolina woman who said she was a religious deity will not stand trial on charges she kept three children in domestic slavery.

The Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday a judge dismissed charges against Mercedes Farquharson because she is mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Federal prosecutors said in 2006 that the children were British citizens who were 11, 7 and 2 years old when they started living with Farquharson. Authorities say Farquharson adopted one child and persuaded the mother of two others to give them up by claiming to be a god.

Prosecutors claim Farquharson forced the children to work from dawn until after midnight at her Monroe home. She’s also accused of beating them, keeping them out of school and feeding them caffeine so they could work longer.

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

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