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Archive for May, 2013

Former players and coaches remember Jack Holley

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

During his days coaching at Wallace-Rose Hill High School fans packed the stands at Legion Stadium to watch Jack Holley's Bulldogs. On Friday night thousands returned to the site of so many wins to honor the coaching legend.

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Small, private plane lands short of NC runway

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Two people walked away from a small, private plane that came down short of the runway at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

A statement from the airport said the two people aboard the single-engine plane suffered minor injuries after the plane came down at around 1:41 p.m. Friday.

The statement said operations at the airport were not affected by the crash and that all runways were open Friday afternoon. A road near the airport was closed for two hours as emergency crews applied foam to the plane.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration were on the scene investigating the incident.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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GE Foundation presents surprise check for $175K

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — GE Foundation presented a surprise check for $175,000 to New Hanover Community Health Center. The grant money is a part of GE’s Developing Health effort in support of providing quality healthcare to underserved residents.

“This donation was huge. It was absolutely huge for us because we want to continue to provide services for the uninsured and the underinsured so it was a major event for us today,” New Hanover Community Health Center CEO Aganette Young said.

Developing Health is a three-year, 25 million dollar program created by the GE Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm.

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HS Baseball and Softball Scores and Schedules

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

NCHSAA Baseball and Softball series set

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Authorities break up NC ATM theft ring, arrest 10

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Local and federal authorities say they’ve broken up a crime ring that stole checkbooks from cars and homes in North and South Carolina and used the checks to make fraudulent deposits into the suspects’ own bank accounts.

The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/124JbIL) that Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and U.S. Secret Service agents have arrested 10 people on charges of stealing more than $300,000 from more than 55 victims in the Charlotte area.

Det. Derrick Lail of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Major Crimes Unit said warrants are out for an 11th member of the ring, and more people could be arrested as the investigation continues.

Authorities said the suspects used automated teller machines in seven counties to deposit the fake checks, and then quickly withdrew the money before banks noticed the deposits.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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

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