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Archive for October, 2014

Deputies: Armed robbery ends with chase and crash

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man accused in an armed robbery and high speed chase.

Investigators said the incident started At the Kaids Mini Mart on NC 53 on October 14. According to a news release, a man was sitting in his vehicle outside the business when Badr Rashada Colvin forced the victim to get out of the truck. Colvin then took the truck and headed toward Cumberland County, deputies said.

A trooper with the North Carolina Highway Patrol attempted to stop the stolen truck on NC 53 near Cumberland County when they said Colvin sped off. Deputies said Colvin was arrested in Fayetteville after he was involved in a crash that totaled the truck.

Colvin is facing charges including possession of a firearm by a felon, robbery with a dangerous weapon, second degree kidnapping and several other criminal charges and violations.

Colvin is in the Bladen County jail under a $700,000 bond.

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Suspected carjacker leads police on high-speed chase

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

A suspected carjacker was arrested Tuesday after leading authorities on a high-speed chase through Bladen and Cumberland Counties.

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CAA predicts Seahawks to fall short in annual basketball poll

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The CAA released its annual basketball poll Tuesday, predicting the men Seahawks to finish ninth – just ahead of Elon.

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CFPUA lifts boil water advisory

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The advisory was issued Monday because periods of low or no pressure in northwestern New Hanover County

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NC jobless rate dips to 6.7 percent in September

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate is down slightly, but so is the number of people working.

North Carolina officials said Tuesday the state unemployment rate dipped to 6.7 percent in September, down one-tenth of a percentage point from August. The national unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent last month.

North Carolina’s jobless rate had been as low as 6.2 percent in April before inching up again through the spring and summer. The state unemployment rate has dropped a full percentage point in the past year from 7.7 percent in September 2013.

While the unemployment rate was fell and nearly 4,600 fewer people were counted among the jobless in September, the number of working people also decreased. There were 5,600 fewer people working in September than in August.

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

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