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Archive for January, 2014

3 injured, one ejected after car crash in Shallotte

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Three people were taken to the hospital, one with life threatening injuries, after a car accident in Brunswick County.

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Man charged in NC trooper’s death pleads

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A man charged with killing a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper during a chase faces more than 13 years in prison on charges stemming from crimes that led to that death.

Christopher McCoy Rodgers was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to first-degree burglary, common-law robbery and two counts of first-degree kidnapping.

Wake County prosecutors say as part of his plea deal, Rodgers will plead guilty next week in Nash County to a murder charge. The 41-year-old from Williamston is charged in the death of Trooper Gene DeMuth.

DeMuth died Sept. 8, 2012, while putting out stop sticks to end the chase. Rodgers’ estranged girlfriend had told officers that he locked her and her child in a bathroom and stole her ATM card.

Rodgers apologized in court for his crimes.

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First Alert Weather: colder-than-average temperatures likely for most of next several days

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

A persistent jet stream trough in the eastern United States will likely keep our temperatures below-average for many days.

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NC nurses, law officers among those getting raises

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — More than 3,200 North Carolina state employees have received pay increases from a special fund created by the General Assembly to adjust salaries to retain workers in high-demand fields and for increased job responsibilities.

Gov. Pat McCrory’s office announced Wednesday the workers received on average 4.2 percent salary increases, while some employees got raises of up to 10 percent.

The state government budget set aside $7.5 million annually for this year and next for a “Salary Adjustment Fund.”

More than half of the affected workers are nurses and law enforcement employees, who got pay raises of up to 4 percent. University of North Carolina system workers did not benefit because McCrory’s office says the campuses have other funding resources.

State employees have received one across-the-board raise since 2008.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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New program aims to keep at-risk students off streets during summer break

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Youth Enrichment Zone Summer Initiative will be based at Virgo Preparatory Academy

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