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Archive for February, 2012

Man assaulted, threatened with knife, on Carolina Beach

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

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13-year-old NC boy dies after jump into reservoir

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

YANCEYVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Authorities in Caswell County say a
13-year-old middle school student is dead after rescue personnel
found him in a reservoir.

The Caswell County sheriff’s office said Damien Farmer was
pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at Danville Regional Medical
Center in Virginia. His body was taken to Roanoke, Va., for an

Sheriff’s officials said Farmer jumped into a reservoir behind
the Yanceyville Water Plant on Tuesday. Officers responded to a
call and tried to find the teen. Because of the cold, deep water,
deputies couldn’t find the teenager. The Danville Rescue Dive Team
arrived and found the boy’s body in about 24 feet of water.

The sheriff’s office did not say why Farmer was at the
reservoir, but foul play is not suspected in his death.

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NC father, son face sexual exploitation charges

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Pitt County authorities say a father
and son are free on bond after being charged with sexual
exploitation of minors because of images of children found on their

Authorities say 64-year-old Melvin David Wetzel of Winterville
and his teenage son are no longer being held at the Pitt County
The Daily Reflector of Greenville reported that Melvin Wetzel is charged with 10 counts
of sexual exploitation of a minor and his son is charged with seven

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Christy Wallace says authorities
have investigated the two since October.

It wasn’t immediately clear if they have attorneys. The
Associated Press left a message at a phone number listed in Melvin
Wetzel’s name.

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Data provider Reed Elsevier to add 350 NC jobs

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

CARY, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue’s office
says an educational publisher that owns the LexisNexis information
service plans to add 350 jobs over the next five years.

Perdue’s office said Tuesday that data-provider Reed Elsevier
is expanding operations in Cary and will get a
state tax break worth up to $9 million if the company meets hiring
and investment requirements.

The company now employs more than 300 people in Cary and
Charlotte. State officials say wages for the new jobs are expected
to be nearly $92,000 plus benefits. The average annual wage in Wake
County is $45,000.

Reed Elsevier plans to concentrate further marketing, sales,
customer support and product development work in Cary. The company
says the area’s highly educated workforce will make it a “center
of excellence” for LexisNexis.

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Brunswick County to look at employee pay, tech needs

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Commissioners’ 2-day retreat concludes Thursday

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