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Archive for August, 2014

News & Notes – Ocean rescue team earns awards; scholarships awarded; CFCC faculty, staff honored; students honored

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue Team earned a third place finish in the Small Beach Division

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Fayetteville man accused of beating grandfather over $5

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — Authorities in Cumberland County are accusing a Fayetteville man of beating his handicapped grandfather after an argument over $5.

The sheriff’s office says 18-year-old Michael Allen Jackson was angered when his grandfather refused to give him the money.

Authorities say 63-year-old Glenn Maynor was punched in the face and chest several times. He was knocked down and hit his head on a concrete floor.

According to the sheriff’s office, Maynor was left bleeding from his left eye, nose and mouth and had a severely swollen left eye. He was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment.

The incident occurred Friday.

Jackson is in the Cumberland County jail under $100,000 bond. He made his first court appearance Monday, and jail records didn’t show whether he has an attorney.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NC conservative activist quits $95K health job

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A North Carolina anti-abortion activist and tea party organizer is quitting her $95,000-a-year job as a senior Medicaid adviser after a year.

The state Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that Margaret “Mardy” Peal is resigning next month. The single mother said she wanted more time with her family.

Peal helped state DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos craft the agency’s plan to revamp the state Medicaid program by building on existing networks of doctors and hospitals. The plan stalled in the Legislature.

Peal earned a master’s degree in health education and worked as a lecturer at East Carolina University for three years in the 1990s before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She worked briefly at a small Christian school attended by her children before Wos hired her last September.

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NC judge agrees agent’s firing should be upheld

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — An administrative law judge says the state’s firing of a North Carolina crime lab agent linked to dozens of misreported lab results should be upheld.

The judge ruled Tuesday the State Bureau of Investigation met its burden of proof for just cause to dismiss Duane Deaver in 2011. Deaver had petitioned the Office of Administrative Hearings to get his job back.

The ruling says it was defensible for Deaver’s supervisors to fire him based on three reasons for unacceptable personal conduct. Deaver’s dismissal letter cited allegations by a state innocence commission that he perjured himself in a court hearing that eventually led to a man’s exoneration on murder charges. A criminal contempt charge against him was ultimately dismissed.

A state agency makes the final decision on the firing.

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Charges dismissed against NC man in child sex case

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) — A North Carolina judge has dismissed all charges and overturned the sentence of a man who spent 22 years in prison after his conviction in a child sex abuse case.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that a judge overturned Michael Alan Parker’s sentence Monday. A statement from The Duke Law School’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic says Parker was released Tuesday.

In February 1993, a Henderson County grand jury indicted Parker and eight others on charges that they ritually abused Parker’s three children. Parker was convicted nearly a year later of eight counts of first-degree sex offense and four counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor. He was sentenced to eight consecutive life terms plus 40 years.

The judge’s ruling came in response to a request filed by the Duke Law Wrongful Convictions clinic and Devereux.

Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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