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Archive for January, 2012

Vote could scrap rail service plan near Charlotte

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

STATESVILLE, NC (AP) — Iredell County’s Commission could derail a plan to bring commuter and freight service along 25 miles of railroad between Mount Mourne and Charlotte.

The commissioners are scheduled to vote Tuesday on the Red Line Regional Rail project. Chairman Steven Johnson is a vocal opponent, saying it doesn’t make financial sense.

All seven local governments along the proposed line must give their approval in order for it to proceed.

Supporters say the $452 million project would create thousands of jobs and ease traffic congestion on Interstate 77.

The Red Line Task Force has asked local governments to review the project and hold public hearings before making decisions, but Johnson says commissioners are ready to vote now.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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FIRST ON 3: Shooting at bar on Dawson Street

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Police Department says there was a shooting at End Zone Sports Bar on Dawson’s Street Monday night around 10 pm.

According to the police report, the victim of the shooting says he was kicked out of the bar for being disorderly. He says when he was leaving the bar, he was shot in the hand. The victim was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The name of the victim has not yet been released.

Neighbors say they heard three shots fired and that police were looking for shell casings down Dawson Street. Investigators do not have anyone in custody for the shooting at this time. They say the investigation is ongoing.

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Supreme Court rejects appeal over prayer at public meeting

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a North Carolina county commission over the mostly Christian prayers offered at the beginning of its public meetings.

The justices on Tuesday left in place a federal appeals court ruling that held that the predominantly Christian prayers at the start of Forsyth County commission meetings violated the First Amendment’s prohibition on government endorsement of a particular religion.

The commission said its doors have long been open to religious leaders of many faiths. But the appeals court in Richmond, VA, found that more than three-quarters of the 33 invocations given before meetings between May 2007 and December 2008 referred to “Jesus,””Jesus Christ,””Christ” or “Savior.”

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Obama to accept nomination at Charlotte stadium

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to accept the Democratic presidential nomination in the open air of Bank of America Stadium on the final day of his party’s convention next summer in Charlotte.

Democrats also announced plans to shorten the convention from the traditional four days to three to make room for a day to celebrate the Carolinas, Virginia and the South. The convention opens on Labor Day at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Obama will accept the nomination on Sept. 6. Moving his acceptance speech allows the party to open its doors to tens of thousands of activists at the 74,000-seat stadium, which is the home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

In 2008, Obama accepted his party’s nomination under the open skies of Denver’s Invesco Field.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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14-year-old accused of armed robbery

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

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