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Archive for June, 2012

Bellamy Mansion needs volunteers

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

The Bellamy Mansion Museum needs you.

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NC NAACP President talks about past violence

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — While the Reverend William Barber’s trip to Wilmington was specifically to address the issue of the Wilmington Ten and the incident 30 years ago.

We asked the Reverend about current unrest and what guidance he would offer the community and young people in light of 6 young men arrested in connection to the robbery and murder of a Chinese food delivery man.

“I’m not going to mix the two I will talk to you about that separately, the NAACP and African American people have always been against murder or death of any type. What we are talking about here tonight is when law enforcement and prosecutors and the court system manipulate justice.”

While the Reverend Barber left without addressing the question of the recent violence in Wilmington, he did e-mail us late. We hope to speak with him soon.

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Supreme Court Rulings-NC

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – There are more offenders in North Carolina prisons serving mandatory life-without-parole sentences for killings committed when they were young than state correction officials initially announced this week after a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

The state Division of Adult Correction said Tuesday that 88 people are incarcerated for life without the chance for parole for first-degree murder convictions for offenses that occurred before they were 18.

The division at first calculated the number of prisoners at 25 on Monday – the day a U.S. Supreme Court ruling struck down automatic life sentences without parole for youths because it constituted cruel and unusual punishment. A division spokeswoman said Monday’s number was a research error.

The justices’ ruling means these prisoners could file appeals that may give them a chance to seek parole.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Man donates proceeds from childrens illness

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

In the midst of a trying time, Tony Samuel of Leland has written his first children’s book, “Will You Play With Me? The Adventures of Princess Nadia.”

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NC Sen. Jones says he’s being treated for cancer

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina state senator diagnosed with cancer says he still anticipates running for re-election in November if he retains his health.

Democratic Sen. Ed Jones of Halifax County said Tuesday he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the early spring and is undergoing chemotherapy. Jones said in an interview he didn’t ask for a prognosis from doctors but he isn’t giving up and that miracles happen.

Legislators were honoring Jones later Tuesday with a dinner honoring his service. The 62-year-old Jones is a retired state trooper and former police chief who served two years in the House before joining the Senate in 2007.

Jones has been representing Bertie, Chowan, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton and Perquimans counties. He’s being challenged in the November election by Republican Warren Scott Nail.

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

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