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Archive for January, 2013

Police investigate bank robbery

Friday, January 18th, 2013

A Bladen County First Citizen's Bank was robbed Friday morning.

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Check of suspicious car leads to heroin bust

Friday, January 18th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A check of a suspicious car led Wilmington Police to arrest an alleged heroin dealer early this morning.

At 2:47 a.m. officers responded to a suspicious vehicle in front of 4619 McClelland Dr. with several men and a woman inside. Officers noticed a small bag with a white powder under the passenger seat. When they asked Antonio Nathan Greene what was in the bag, he took off running.

While chasing Greene, officers saw him throw several items on the ground that they later identified as bindles of heroin.

Officers caught Greene, 32, and charged him with two counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin and resisting arrest. He was booked into jail under a $10,000 secure bond.

Court records show Greene was charged last year in New Hanover County with driving while license revoked. The Department of Corrections website shows Greene has a criminal history that includes several convictions on drug charges, possession of stolen goods, larceny, breaking and entering and other offenses.

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Agency: Camp Lejeune water contaminated in 1953

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Many more Marines and their relatives could be eligible for compensation for illnesses because a federal agency determined that the water at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune was contaminated four years earlier than thought.

In a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, a federal disease agency says computer modeling shows that drinking water in the residential Hadnot Point area was unsafe for human consumption as far back as 1953. President Barack Obama signed a law last year granting health care and screening to Marines and their dependents on base between 1957 and 1987.

Health officials believe as many as 1 million people may have been exposed to tainted water.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry sent the letter Wednesday.

It’s not clear how many Marines served at Lejeune in those years.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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McCrory campaign got donation from indicted lawyer

Friday, January 18th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory’s campaign received a donation after his November election victory from an attorney who was indicted in an investigation of unreported flights during former Gov. Bev Perdue’s 2008 campaign.

Campaign reports filed this month show Trawick “Buzzy” Stubbs Jr. of New Bern gave $1,000 to The Pat McCrory Committee on Nov. 27.

A state grand jury indicted Stubbs in 2011 on charges he provided undisclosed flights on private planes to Perdue while she ran for governor. Stubbs was the law partner of Perdue’s deceased first husband.

Stubbs has asked the Court of Appeals to throw out the pending charges against him. Two others indicted in the flight probe were convicted.

McCrory’s campaign didn’t respond to requests for comment.

The News & Observer of Raleigh first reported Stubbs’ donation.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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McCrory attends his 1st NC employee King service

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says North Carolina can achieve the goals of equality that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sought through education and unleashing the potential of each individual.

The Republican chief executive spoke to several hundred people gathered Friday for the annual state employees’ King birthday observance at a downtown Raleigh church.

McCrory said if King were alive today he would speak about the people who are unemployed and homeless. He reminded the crowd King had traveled to Memphis, Tenn. in 1968 to support the economic well-being of sanitation workers. King was killed during the visit.

McCrory told state workers he understands it hasn’t been the best of times for them since the Great Recession. They didn’t get a pay raise for three straight years.

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