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Archive for January, 2012

Prison doctor has lucrative side job with state

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

He has found the time to review the cases of thousands of N.C. drivers who may be taken off the road.

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2 arrested as Occupy Raleigh marks 100th day

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Two protesters are due in court as the Occupy Raleigh movement marks the 100th day since it began in October.

Raleigh police say the two men were charged during Sunday’s demonstration in the center of North Carolina’s capital. Police say the two pedestrians refused several requests to step out of the street and were charged with blocking traffic.

About 60 people marched, chanted and carried signs after gathering at the old state Capitol Building.

Occupy Raleigh says its goal is raising awareness about economic justice and against corporate influence over elections and politics. The group has camped out for more than a month on an empty downtown lot that members lease for about $400 a month.

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

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Shelby police search for suspect in shooting death

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

SHELBY, NC (AP) — Police in Shelby are looking for a suspect in the weekend shooting death of another man.

Police say they were called to a home late Friday night and found 36-year-old Kelton jerrard Ross of Shelby, who had been shot several times.

Ross died later at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.

Police say they are looking for an acquaintance of Ross in connection with the shooting.

Investigators have not said what prompted the shooting.

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

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NC city council may halt police search practice

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — The Fayetteville City Council could vote to put a temporary freeze on a type of police search that has drawn criticism as disproportionately focusing on black residents.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that the city council is scheduled to vote Monday on a resolution that would halt so-called consent searches for four months.

In a consent search, police can ask drivers for permission to search a vehicle based on nothing more than a hunch.

Mayor Pro Tem Jim Arp says he supports the police, but wants time for an independent review of the practice.

Police Chief Tom Bergamine defends the practice as a useful law enforcement tool, and says Fayetteville police searches aren’t racially motivated.

If the council votes to approve the moratorium, it would begin on Feb. 1.

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

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Brunswick News & Notes – Campaign training; grief programs

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Brunswick County Republican Women presents campaign training.

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