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Archive for August, 2012

NC police arrest teen in shooting of 13-year-old

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Police in Charlotte have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy.

Authorities identified the victim Tuesday as Khalil Malik Cousart, a rising eighth-grader at Ashley Park School in west Charlotte. The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/Pjp6qf ) that it’s at least the fourth shooting death of a teenager in the city this year, with three of them coming in the last five weeks.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say Damien Wright was arrested and charged with murder after Tuesday’s shooting.

Wright has been arrested three times this year. He was arrested on successive days in April for misdemeanor possession of a firearm by a minor and for possession of a firearm with the serial number removed. He was also was arrested in January on misdemeanor drug charges.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Carolina Beach leaders pass beach smoking ban

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Town will wait to hear from legislature on effective date

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Leland parks board seeks teen to serve

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

The town of Leland is looking for a high school student to serve as a youth representative to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

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New Hanover News & Notes – Research awards; 4-H awards

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Matthew McCarthy won the prestigious NOAA-Jones award for excellence in coastal research.

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Local family attends conference in Orlando

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

The 2012 Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation International Family Conference and Scientific Symposium was held in July in Orlando Fla.

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