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Archive for August, 2012

Deputies: Boy threatens baby sitter over homework

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

SALISBURY, NC (AP) — Authorities in Rowan County have released a 13-year-old boy to the custody of his mother after he threatened his live-in baby sitter with a steak knife when she asked him about his homework.

The Salisbury Post reports that the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said the 31-year-old baby sitter made an after-school snack for the boy and asked him about his homework.

Investigators say the boy didn’t respond, and the baby sitter picked up the boy’s backpack and walked into another room on Tuesday. They say the boy became upset, and when the baby sitter turned around, the boy was holding a steak knife. The woman then called 911.

The boy was taken into custody, then given a juvenile referral to set up a court appearance.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NC panel reviewing UNC academics concerns to meet

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — Members of the state public university system’s oversight board are digging into cases of academic fraud at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and what campus leaders have done about it.

The panel formed by the UNC Board of Governors meets Thursday. It’s expected to hear from UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorpe.

The panel is involved after campus investigations found signs of no-show classes, altered grades, and forged signatures. The academic irregularities appear to have helped athletes, especially members of the Tar Heel football team.

The panel expects to hear later this year from former governor and Davidson College professor Jim Martin, who is leading an independent review after new discoveries pointed to the academic problems going back further in time.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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WPD searches for taxi robbery suspects

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Wilmington, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are warning tax drivers to be cautious while on their routes. At least two local drivers reported robberies while on duty.

According to New Hanover County 911 dispatchers, a Yellow Cab driver was robbed at 11:07 p.m. Wednesday night at 14th and Greenfield streets.

Then in the early morning hours Thursday, a Kats Transportation driver reported being robbed around 4:30 a.m.

WPD says drivers should be careful while investigators look for suspects.

Area residents in need of transportation should check with individual cab companies to confirm routes that may be excluded or hours during which they may suspend service.

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City may delay agreement with Mandalay, Braves

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The city of Wilmington has not yet come to an agreement to build a minor league baseball stadium.

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Judge weighs lawsuit over ad in NC governor’s race

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) – Lawyers for Republican governor candidate Pat McCrory have asked a North Carolina judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group seeking to have an ad critical of the former Charlotte mayor declared true and constitutionally protected.

A Superior Court judge heard about an hour of arguments Wednesday in Raleigh but made no ruling on the motion filed by attorneys for McCrory and his campaign to halt the litigation from North Carolina Citizens for Progress. Judge Paul Ridgeway says he needed more time to review the case.

The case stems from a commercial N.C. Citizens ran in May raising questions about McCrory’s connections to a Charlotte-based business. N.C. Citizens got funding from the Democratic Governors Association.

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

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