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Archive for October, 2013

Woman accused of statutory rape

Monday, October 21st, 2013

A 29-year-old Leland woman was recently arrested on the charge of statutory rape/sex offense with a person 6 years or older, jail records show.

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SUV runs into drug store

Monday, October 21st, 2013

HAMPSTEAD, NC (WWAY) — Highway Patrol says a 74-year-old woman ran her SUV into the entrance of the CVS on US 17 in Hampstead this afternoon.

Troopers say the woman pressed the wrong pedal and drove over the curb and into the electric doors.

Investigators say the woman was not seriously hurt. No one was coming in or out of the building at the time of the crash.

There’s no word yet if the driver will face charges.

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Man pleads guilty to two child sex crimes; sentenced to more than 3 years in prison

Monday, October 21st, 2013

A 30-year-old Burgaw man recently pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent liberties with a child, according to a spokesperson for the Pender County Sheriff's Office.

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NC lawyers reject arguments in election lawsuits

Monday, October 21st, 2013

GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Attorneys representing the state of North Carolina and Gov. Pat McCrory have asked that a pair of federal lawsuits challenging several portions of a law overhauling elections in the state be dismissed.

The lawyers filed their initial response to litigation that seeks to throw out new rules requiring photo identification to vote, reducing the number of early-voting days and eliminating same-day registration during the early-voting period.

The state’s lawyers denied all of the racial discrimination allegations made by civil rights and election advocacy groups and voters. The lawsuit says the changes would make it disproportionately harder for black citizens to vote.

Monday’s responses also ask federal judges to delay rulings on photo ID until a separate lawsuit in state court is resolved.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Local author wins prestigious writing award

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Abrams one of 10 recipients of Whiting Writers’ Award

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