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Archive for July, 2012

Heavy rains collapse ceiling at Charlotte mall

Friday, July 20th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Heavy rain caused the ceiling to collapse at a Charlotte mall, leading to flooding and an evacuation.

Thunderstorms rumbled through portions of North Carolina Friday afternoon, leading to the collapse at SouthPark mall. Officials say no one was hurt.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the mall, which had some flooding. The Charlotte Fire Department says the mall is being evacuated.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Heavy rain caused the ceiling to collapse at a Charlotte mall, leading to flooding and an evacuation.

Thunderstorms rumbled through portions of North Carolina Friday afternoon, leading to the collapse at SouthPark mall. Officials say no one was hurt.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the mall, which had some flooding. The Charlotte Fire Department says the mall is being evacuated.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Fort Bragg-based soldier killed in Afghanistan

Friday, July 20th, 2012

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) – The Department of Defense says a soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division has died in Afghanistan.

Military officials say 26-year-old Spc. Krystal M. Fitts of Houston, Texas, died July 17 in Kandahar. Of injuries suffered from indirect fire.

Fitts was was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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New land chief, NC state geologist named

Friday, July 20th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A career employee in North Carolina’s geology and mining office is the new leader of a state division whose responsibilities now include helping to create rules for a form of natural gas exploration.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says engineer Tracy Davis began his duties Friday as director of the state Division of Land Resources. He succeeds Jim Simons, who retired. The department also said Kenneth Taylor is now designated the state geologist. He is chief of the North Carolina Geological Survey.

A new law approved by the Legislature directs the division and survey to provide staff for the reformulated North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission. The panel is tasked with creating regulations for the drilling and production of shale gas through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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Iron Man 3′ skydivers, crew filming aerial drops over ocean

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Film crews attract attention at the beach

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Crash, drawbridge malfunction snarl area traffic

Friday, July 20th, 2012

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