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Archive for June, 2012

Funeral set for Bladen Co. deputy killed in crash

Monday, June 11th, 2012

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Bladen County Sheriff’s deputy is dead after a car crash while responding to a call.

The Sheriff’s Office says just before 11 p.m. Friday, Dep. Dwayne Charles Hester, 39, died while responding to an in-progress assault with a deadly weapon incident in his marked patrol car.

Dep. Hester was an employee with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office for a little over a year. Before that, he was a police officer with the Elizabethtown Police Department for four years.

Dep. Hester is survived by his wife and two children.

There will be a visitation Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Bladenboro. The funeral will be Wednesday, also at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church, starting at 2 p.m.

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Former Easley aide completes sentence

Monday, June 11th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A man who served as a top aide to former Gov. Mike Easley has finished a federal sentence for tax evasion.

WRAL-TV reports that Ruffin Poole was released Friday from a halfway house in the Raleigh area.

Authorities said in April that Poole had returned to North Carolina after serving several months at a minimum-security prison in Pensacola, FL. He is also slated to serve two years of supervised release.

Poole received a one-year and one-day sentence for pleading guilty before his trial was to begin on public corruption-related charges.

The charge stemmed from a $30,000 coastal investment Poole made and failed to report in 2005. It was disclosed during a two-year federal investigation into former Easley’s dealings with friends and campaign contributors while in office.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Highway marker to honor NC’s 1st Jewish legislator

Monday, June 11th, 2012

BEAUFORT, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s first Jewish legislator will be honored with a highway marker placed in front of his home in Beaufort.

The ceremony will be held Monday evening at the Jacob Henry House on Front Street. Henry served in the North Carolina House of Commons in 1808 and 1809, when citizens were bound by the constitution to affirm “the truth of the Protestant religion.”

After the 1809 election, another legislator introduced a resolution to vacate Henry’s seat because he was Jewish. Henry responded with a rousing speech and was allowed to retain his seat.

He and his family moved to Charleston, SC, in 1817. He was born there and died there, but his tombstone has never been found.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Brunswick News & Notes – West Brunswick High; Good Neighbor awards

Monday, June 11th, 2012

West Brunswick High School won the East District of the North Carolina Glee Club District Competition.

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Funeral planned for NC girl killed by tombstone

Monday, June 11th, 2012

DEEP GAP, NC (AP) — A funeral has been scheduled for a 4-year-old girl who died after the cross from a tombstone fell on her and her older sister.

The funeral for Peyton Elizabeth Townsend will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Blowing Rock. She died Friday while playing in the cemetery at Mount Paran Baptist Church.

Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Gary McClelland says the cross struck 6-year-old Lilly Grace Townsend on a leg and injured her slightly. He says the cross struck the younger girl on the upper body.

He estimates the cross weighs at least 1,000 pounds.

The girl’s mother, Sarah, is a nurse, and her father, Randall, is a state trooper and paramedic. Both worked to save Peyton, who died at Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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