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Archive for August, 2012

Communities follow Charlotte camping crackdown

Monday, August 20th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — At least nine cities or counties have approved resolutions to crack down on camping on public property after rules that Charlotte implemented ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

The Charlotte Observer reported Matthews and Mint Hill approved bans last week.

Union County did the same thing earlier this month. Sheriff Eddie Cathey proposed the plan, citing the Occupy Charlotte protests. County attorney Jeff Crook says the ordinance is almost identical to the one in Charlotte.

Commissioners said they did not want a repeat of last year’s Occupy Charlotte activity.

Commissioner Jonathan Thomas said the protests create problems for public health, safety and welfare.

Chris Brook with the American Civil Liberties Union in North Carolina says local officials should not to use ordinances to hamper free speech.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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New Hanover County Schools hold Q&A sessions before start of school

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Talks intended as a way to get last-minute questions answered a week before the start of school

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FIRST ON 3: Leland dance studio owner charged with child sex crimes

Monday, August 20th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The owner of a Leland dance studio is behind bars charged with first degree sexual offense of a child.

Leland Police arrested Jamie Watson, 36, Friday night. He and his wife own Revolutionz Dance Studio and Entertainment on Village Road.

Watson is in the Brunswick County Jail under a $220,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is this morning.

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NC man dies of injuries suffered in Afghanistan

Monday, August 20th, 2012

GROVER, NC (AP) — A North Carolina man has died from injuries he suffered from enemy small-arms fire in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department says 21-year-old Spc. James A. Justice of Grover died Friday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. He suffered his injuries Tuesday in the Wardak province.

Justice was assigned to an airborne brigade combat team based at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.

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

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First on 3: Leland man charged with child sex crimes

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Leland, NC (WWAY) – A Leland man is behind bars, charged with first degree sexual offense of a child.

Leland Police arrested 36-year old Jamie Watson Friday night on Holly Street. Watson is in the Brunswick County Jail under a $220,000 secured bond.

His first court appearance is tomorrow morning.

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