ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC (AP)– A Roanoke Rapids man has been arrested and accused of stealing nearly 50 samurai swords.
Anthony Logan Childers, 20, is charged with second degree burglary, obtaining property by false pretense, possession of stolen property, larceny after breaking and entering and damaging personal property.
A resident had reported the theft of a collection of 48 samurai swords valued at more than $4,000 late last month. Jewelry and a digital camcorder also were taken.
The thief had tried to sell the swords at several locations. Officers have recovered 11 of the swords. It was not clear Wednesday if Childers has a lawyer.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — Leaders of the University of North Carolina system are close to voting on a proposal that would raise tuition and fees by more than $400 on average.
A board of governors committee that oversees budget and finance issues is scheduled to discuss the proposal Thursday in Chapel Hill ahead of a planned Friday vote by the board.
UNC System President Tom Ross is recommending increases that average nearly 9 percent, running from $199 at UNC-Pembroke to $676 at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Ross says the increases will only partly address the $414 million cut from the system’s budget by lawmakers last year. The 16 university campuses and the School of Science and Math in Durham have eliminated more than 3,000 employees since then.
Students are planning demonstrations to protest the proposal Friday.
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