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Archive for March, 2012

Brunswick County inspectors center of complaint hearing

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

A written complaint was submitted last August by 28 residents of Seascape

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NC woman indicted after claiming zombies caused fatal car wreck

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

MORGANTON, NC (AP) — A Hickory woman accused of killing a father and son riding a motorcycle has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder.

The News Herald of Morganton reports a grand jury handed up the indictment against Amie Jo Skeens this
month.

Investigators say Skeens crashed into two motorcycles last October, killing 19-year-old Kevin Moody and his father, 42-year-old Stephen Moody. The men were together on one motorcycle; two other people were injured.

Police say Skeens drove away but was later arrested. Court documents state she initially denied being behind the wheel, saying “crackhead zombies” were driving the van instead.

She’s scheduled to appear in court April 30. She’s currently being held in jail on a $145,000 bond. A call to her lawyer wasn’t immediately returned.

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

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Hoggard assistant football coach fired

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Move comes week after Brown arrested on assault charges

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5 Republicans, 1 Dem seek to oust US Rep. Kissell

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Four years after being elected to
Congress amid Barack Obama’s North Carolina win, Democratic U.S.
Rep. Larry Kissell faces a tough reelection contest in a district
that has been redrawn to favor Republicans.

Kissell must first fend off a May 8 primary challenge from a
fellow Democrat, Marcus Williams of Lumberton. If he prevails, he
will compete against the winner of a five-candidate GOP primary in
the sprawling 8th District, which extends across parts of 12
counties.

The Republican candidates are state Rep. Fred Steen II, a
two-term state legislator and small business owner; Richard Hudson,
owner of Cabarrus Marketing Group; Vernon Robinson, a businessman
in new media marketing and sales; Scott Keadle, a dentist, and John
Whitley, a physician and neurosurgeon.

The new district includes more traditionally Republican areas
and some of the state’s fastest growing counties, mostly on the
Charlotte outskirts. But it also still contains predominantly rural
counties with some of the state’s highest unemployment rates.

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

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Bishops: Obama comment on NC amendment regrettable

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s two Roman Catholic bishops say they’re disappointed with President Obama’s opposition to a constitutional amendment on the May ballot that makes clear gay marriage is unlawful in the state.

Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Raleigh diocese and Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte said in a prepared statement it was regrettable the president characterized the proposed amendment as a question of discrimination late last week.

The church leaders said Tuesday that Catholics support marriage as the union of a man and a woman, and that children have the right to a father and a mother in their lives as they grow. They pointed out the Catholic Church recognizes the personal dignity and equal worth of everyone.

The bishops urged others voters to support the May 8 amendment.

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

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