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Friday, October 12, 2012

Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald: Tillery using electronic monitoring anklets on farm (Walker)
TILLERY — The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is testing a new security measure at the Tillery Correctional Center to provide additional peace of mind to the community and increase staff safety.

 WNCT TV: "Operation Fall Harvest" nets 53 of Rocky Mount's most wanted criminals (Video)
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Law enforcement says they've arrested about 53 people and served 200 warrants as part of "Operation Fall Harvest".

 WRAL TV: 53 arrests made in Rocky Mount round-up (Forbis)

 Asheville Citizen Times: Hundreds gather for prayer rally (Mitchell)
The condition of N.C. State Trooper Matt Mitchell has improved and he is responsive, after three weeks in critical condition, family members said.

 Fayetteville Observer: Statements of victims' families show anger at Racial Justice Act hearing (Bobbitt)
Keep the death penalty racially fair, lawyers for three death-row inmates told a Cumberland County judge Thursday.

 Raleigh News & Observer: Youth crime's decline (Editorial)
Time was, politicians tried to out-tough one another on crime, even juvenile crime, where “training schools” were used, often ineffectively.

 Fayetteville Observer/AP: Makeshift nightclub in Columbus County ordered permanently closed (Ledford)WHITEVILLE - A makeshift nightclub in Evergreen has been ordered to cease its activities permanently, according to the Columbus County Sheriff's Office.

 WWAY TV: Judge shuts down Columbus County nightclub (Ledford)
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A judge today shut down a Columbus County nightclub that prosecutors say has been the site of violent crimes, including a fatal shooting.

 WECT TV: Columbus County nightclub will close the doors
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A nightclub in Columbus County is shutting down.

 Herald Weekly: Teen’s death raises questions about underage drinking
A search for answers in the death of a local teen has called attention to an issue that has plagued college campuses for decades – underage drinking.

 Asheville Citizen Times: Troopers reconstruct fatal crash (Contas/McQuillan)
It could be weeks before details or charges are determined in the deadly wreck near Marshall last week, officials say.

 WRAL TV: Inmate escapes Butner minimum-security facility
BUTNER, N.C. — Authorities were looking for help from the public Thursday night after a head count revealed that an inmate under minimum security at a Butner detention camp had escaped.

 Fayetteville Observer: Cumberland Sheriff's Office vehicle involved in accident on Eastern Boulevard (Brewington)Two drivers, one an employee of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, were injured Thursday morning in a wreck at N.C. 87 and Eastern Boulevard, the Highway Patrol said.

 WRAL TV: NC soldier killed in Afghanistan to be buried (Butler/Johnson/Hardison)
WILMINGTON, N.C. — A funeral will be held for a member of the North Carolina National Guard killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.

 WECT TV/AP: News Minute: Here is the latest news from The Associated Press (Butler)
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A funeral will be held for a member of the North Carolina National Guard killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Twenty-5-year-old Sgt. Thomas Butler IV of Leland is scheduled to be buried today at the Wilmington National Cemetery. The internment will follow a service at the city's First Baptist Church.

 Wilmington Star News: Traffic on Market Street limited during soldier funeral (Butler)
Traffic along Market Street will be limited during the funeral Friday for Army National Guard Sgt. T.J. Butler, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

WITN TV: Accused Abductor Returning To The East To Face Charges (Video)
The registered sex offender accused of abducting a 12-year-old girl from Newport will soon be in North Carolina to face the charges against him.

 Burlington News Times: Wreck sends woman to hospital (Carroll)
One person was taken by ambulance to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill Thursday morning after a three-vehicle wreck on N.C. 54 near Wagoner Lane in southeastern Alamance County.

 Lexington Dispatch: Woman dies from injuries in Tuesday head-on collision
Kari Barnes was on her way to pick up medicine for her 8-year-old daughter who was suffering from a sore throat Tuesday afternoon when tragedy struck.

 Charlotte Observer: Speedway traffic tips: Trust police, avoid I-85 (Stokes)
State transportation officials and the N.C. Highway Patrol have some advice for anyone driving near Charlotte Motor Speedway, site of NASCAR races Friday and Saturday nights:

 WBTV TV: Man cleared in '87 rape case says police cost him 25 years of life (Video)
GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) - After spending almost 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Willie Grimes says he doesn't hold a grudge against the people who put him there. But he wants answers.

 WRAL TV: Wake teen appeals sentence in freezer death case
RALEIGH, N.C. — A Wake County teen who admitted to killing his father more than three years ago at the urging of his mother wants his sentence reduced.

 WNCT TV: Sex offender arrested for violating conditions of registry
BEAUFORT, N.C. - A Morehead City man is behind bars for violating the conditions of the sex offender registry.

 Durham Herald Sun: Chorus celebrating 10 years with Sunday concert  

DURHAM – The members of the 100 Men in Black Chorus were feeling pumped up after a run-through of “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” At the end of the final note during a rehearsal this week, they offered a spontaneous round of applause, in part for the Durham Community Concert Band that accompanied them on this arrangement, and in part because they felt inspired by the music, and were feeling good about their performance.

 Asheville Citizen Times: Romney, Graham to meet 
BLACK MOUNTAIN – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will meet with Rev. Billy Graham, a town official said.

 Daily Southerner: Moseley, wife to ride in memory of slain Edgecombe deputies (Demuth)
TARBORO — Edgecombe County Sheriff's Captain Allen Moseley and his wife Sara will make a trip to National Harbor, Maryland on Sunday to ride in the Law Enforcement Ride and Run to Remember as they ride in memory of three Edgecombe County law enforcement officers who have worked for the sheriff's office and were killed in the line of duty.

 NCSU Technician: 'More Over' law expands
North Carolina’s “move over” law expanded this month to include roadside utility or maintenance crews with flashing amber lights.

 Concord Independent Tribune: Rider for Wounded Warriors passes through Cabarrus
Jim Thomas was riding for a good cause as he passed through Cabarrus County this week.

 Defense Video & Imagery System: Bragg MPs partner with North Carolina special tactical teams
FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Flash bang grenades, smoke-filled rooms, and tactical movements were all part of a training exercise that partnered teams of highly trained soldiers and law enforcement officers to test their skills at Fort Bragg, Oct. 10.

 Daily Southerner: SWE JROTC cadets learn about robots (Whitehurst)
TARBORO — Recently, the North Carolina Army National Guard’s 430th Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Co. visited SouthWest Edgecombe High School to teach Air Force JROTC Cadets about robots used by American forces around the world.

 Charlotte Observer: Lincoln County Rebel Navy Day (Gibson)
West Lincoln High School’s Navy Junior ROTC held its 10th annual “Rebel Navy” Day Pass-in-Review Oct. 3 in the football stadium.

 McDowell News: D. Gene Patterson Obituary
RUTHERFORDTON D. Gene "Pat" Patterson, 73, of Rutherfordton, died in his home Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, following a two-year battle with cancer.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Winston-Salem Chronicle: Center to probe minority youths’ disproportionate entanglements with justice system
Winston-Salem State University’s Center for Community Safety has been tapped to play an integral role in a statewide study that could change the conversation surrounding minorities in the juvenile justice system.

 Triangle Tribune: WSSU selected to study racial disparities
WINSTON-SALEM – Winston-Salem State University’s Center for Community Safety) has been selected by the N.C. Governor’s Crime Commission and the N.C. Department of Public Safety to conduct a statewide assessment of racial disparities in the juvenile justice system.

 WRAL TV: Raleigh mom worried while missing son was at Durham hospital (Gordon)
RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh mother was left to wonder why she never got a call during the six days that her schizophrenic son was being cared for at a Durham hospital.

 Blue Ridge Now: Wilderness school for teens opens
Three years after a camp for at-risk youth closed near DuPont State Recreational Forest, its property has been resurrected by Trails Carolina as a wilderness boarding school for troubled teens.

 News 13 Carolina: Three fallen NC National Guard soldiers to be laid to rest (Johnson, Hardison, Butler)

RALEIGH -- Funeral services will be held this week for all three fallen members of the North Carolina National Guard. Staff Sgt. Donna Johnson, 29, along with Sgt. Jeremy Hardison, 23, Sgt. Thomas Butler, 25, were killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.

 News 14 Carolina: Fallen Wilmington NC National Guardsman receives welcome home ceremony (Butler)WILMINGTON — The body of a North Carolina National Guardsman who lived in Wilmington returned to the Tar Heel state on Wednesday.

WSOC TV: 2 NC soldiers killed in action to be remembered (Hardison/Butler)
NORTH CAROLINA — A North Carolina soldier killed in action will be buried in Salisbury Thursday.

 WRAL TV: NC hurricane expert: Category doesn't determine damage
Halifax County native Jamie Rhome, who works as a storm surge specialist for the National Hurricane Center, spoke at the North Carolina Emergency Management Center in Raleigh Tuesday, urging officials not to focus solely on the category of a storm when making preparations.

 Salisbury Post: Man hit by vehicle had been standing in the road (Marshall)
SALISBURY - A Thomasville man was standing in the middle of Patterson Road when he was struck by a vehicle early Wednesday, authorities said. He remains in fair condition.

 WSOC TV: Police: Man arrested after racing undercover trooper at 110 mph
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte man is charged after investigators said he tried to race a driver who turned out to be a state trooper.

Salisbury Post: Garbage trucks collide on U.S. 601; one overturns (Potts)
Two men driving garbage trucks early this morning collided on U.S. 601, sending both men to the hospital with minor injuries.

 Salisbury Post: Garbage trucks collide on U.S. 601; one overturns (Potts)
Two garbage trucks collided early Wednesday morning on U.S. 601, sending both drivers to the hospital with minor injuries.

 WITN TV: TROOPERS: Drunk Driver Left Bicyclist Dead On Highway (Rich)
Troopers said a driver hit a bicyclist on the highway on Tuesday evening, leaving the man dead in the middle of the road.

 WGHP TV: Helicopter used in search for missing Winston-Salem Man
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wednesday marks 18 days since Curtis Porter was last seen and the Winston-Salem Police Department has called in the N.C. Highway Patrol Helicopter for help in searching for 49 year old Curtis Porter.  Sadly the aerial search didn’t turn up any new clues.

 Charlotte Observer: Child hurt when van crashes into west Charlotte church
A 2-year-old boy was seriously injured Wednesday night when he was thrown from a van that crashed into a west Charlotte church after being pursued by N.C. Highway Patrol troopers.

 WFMY TV: 2 Tractor Trailers Overturned In Rockingham County (Video)
Rockingham County, NC -- Two tractor trailers overturned at two different locations in Rockingham County within a minute of each other on Wednesday.

 Lexington Dispatch: Identities of patients in head-on collision released
The N.C. Highway Patrol has released the identities of the four people who were hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident on N.C. Highway 150 South in Tyro.

 WMBF TV: 16-year-old wanted in connection to armed robbery
LAURINBURG, NC (WMBF) - The Laurinburg Police Department has one suspect in custody and is searching for the second person they believe is responsible for an armed robbery.

 WJTV TV/AP: Latest North Carolina news, sports, business and entertainment
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Two guards at a private prison in North Carolina have been charged with accepting bribes to smuggle in cellphones and cigarettes.

 Wilkes Journal Patriot: Gang member receives lengthy prison sentence
A Caldwell County man identified as a street gang member was sentenced to between 101 and 131 months in prison after he pleaded no contest to felony first-degree kidnapping and other felony offenses in Wilkes Superior Court on Sept. 25.

 New Bern Sun Journal: Swansboro man accused in armed robbery
A Swansboro man is facing armed robbery charges after police say he was involved in the November hold-up of T&W Oyster Bar.

 Gaston Gazette: Autopsy: Woman beaten to death
A Lincolnton woman was beaten to death in her home before being found days later, according to an autopsy report released this week by the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Greensboro News & Record: N.C. woman charged with giving 11-year-old daughter a tattoo
HAVELOCK — A Pamlico County woman faces charges of giving her 11-year-old daughter a tattoo.

 Yadkin Ripple: Yadkinville Police offer churches threat assessment
The Yadkinville Police Department will soon be offering free threat assessments to churches within the Yadkinville city limits.

Henderson Daily Dispatch: Alcohol law enforcement program presented at Community Watch meeting (Mills)
The Kittrell Community Watch Association met in the Kittrell Community House on Sept. 20, at 7 p.m.; 35 people attended.

 Warren Record: Plans under way to begin Community Emergency Response Team here
Warren County Emergency Management is working to establish the North Carolina Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program here as a way for local residents to help their neighbors in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.

 Lexington Dispatch: Magistrate's phone aiding Thomasville Police
More than a year after the Thomasville Magistrate's Office closed, court officials and the Thomasville Police Department have come together with a solution for the closure.

 Fayetteville Observer: Robin Sage to start Saturday, run through Oct. 24 (Blog)
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — This month, Special Forces candidates will participate in the Robin Sage training exercise, held within 15 North Carolina counties as the final test of their Special Forces Qualification Course training.,-run-through-Oct--24


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WFMY TV/AP: Body Of Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison Returned To Greensboro (Hardison/Scoggins)
Greensboro, NC -- The body of a North Carolina National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan has been returned to Greensboro.

 WWAY TV: Funeral arrangements set for Sgt. T.J. Butler; protest, show of support planned
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A soldier from Wilmington will be laid to rest this week, and a controversial church groups say it will be here.

 Fayetteville Observer: Facebook group forms to combat Westboro Baptist Church attacks on N.C. National Guard soldiers (Blog)
A Facebook group has popped up in an effort to plan “human walls” to block members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church from the funerals of three soldiers recently killed in Afghanistan.

 Raleigh News & Observer: Angier man hit with third round of drug charges in Wake
RALEIGH -- A man from Angier has been arrested for the third time in three months on drug possession and sale charges.

 WRAL TV: WRAL Documentary: Justice and Redemption
Law enforcement officers say that close to 90 percent of the crime that occurs in our communities can be traced to substance abuse. North Carolina’s Drug Treatment Courts help address the problem by giving drug-addicted, nonviolent criminals an opportunity to enter a court-supervised drug treatment program instead of going to jail or prison.

 Fayetteville Observer: Tabor Correctional Institution guard admits having sex with inmate
TABOR CITY - A prison guard at Tabor Correctional Institution admitted to having sex with an inmate after providing two inmates with cigarettes before her arrest, according to a Tabor City Police Department report. Raleigh News & Observer:

 Hickory Daily Record: DA pursuing probe of possible perjury in Grimes hearing
HICKORY N. C. -– Linda McDowell, a key witness in identifying Willie Grimes in 1987 as a suspect in the rape of a 69-year-old woman in Hickory, may be investigated as a result of conflicts in her testimony with that of other witnesses.

 Fayetteville Observer: Racial Justice Act hearing: Retired prosecutor Margaret Buntie Russ denies racial bias in jury picks
The state rested its case in the Racial Justice Act hearing Tuesday afternoon after retired prosecutor Margaret Buntie Russ spent most of the morning defending herself against claims that she picked jurors based on their race for capital murder trials over the years.

 Winston-Salem Journal: State's plan is reducing juvenile crime (Editorial)
Although we’d never know it from nightly TV, violent crime in the U.S. and in North Carolina, in particular, has been dropping steadily for almost two decades. But until a few years ago, there was one sad component of that otherwise good news: Juvenile crime rates persisted. 

 McDowell News: McDowell DSS director: Expect some delays
The McDowell County Department of Social Services is transitioning to a new statewide integrated computer system that should make it much easier for DSS staff to help clients. But the transition will result in some temporary delays before it is complete.

 WGHP TV: 1 in 7 NC drivers don’t have a license (Video) (Reavis)
According to a recent AAA study, one in seven drivers in North Carolina don’t have a valid driver’s license which means, most likely, they don’t have car insurance either.

 Land Line Magazine: Team drivers rescue trucker trapped in burning truck (Crisp)
After a wreck in North Carolina, two truck drivers saved a trapped truck driver from his burning truck on the morning of Friday, Oct. 5.

 Lexington Dispatch: Four people hospitalized after two-car accident (Walter)
TYRO | Four people, including three children, were hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident on N.C. Highway 150 South in Tyro.

 WRAL TV: Woman charged with DWI in I-95 wreck that killed granddaughter
LUMBERTON, N.C. — A Cumberland County woman has been charged with driving while impaired in a weekend accident on Interstate 95 that killed her granddaughter, authorities said Tuesday.

 Caswell Messenger: ATV wreck kills teen (Ingram)
A 16-year-old girl was killed last Tuesday evening, when the four-wheeler she was riding wrecked.

WNCT TV: Woman side-swipes cop car in Jacksonville  
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- An early morning accident left a Jacksonville police car with damage.

Burlington Times News: Victim in fatal shooting identified
A man who was shot and killed during a home invasion on Lindley Mill Road Monday afternoon was identified by authorities Tuesday.

 Gaston Gazette: NC House candidate accused of DWI
N.C. House of Representatives candidate Patty Philipps was charged during the weekend with driving while impaired.

  Burlington Times News: House candidate has previous DWI convictions (Clapp)
This past weekend wasn’t the first time that N.C House of Representatives candidate Patty Philipps has been charged with driving while impaired.

 Roanoke Chowan Hews Herald: Missing man returns home
AHOSKIE – The good news is that an Ahoskie man reported missing last week has returned home.

 Daily Tarheel: Durham speaks out for the end of the death penalty
In February of 1944, Andrew W. Farrell was executed in Durham County.

 Cape Coral News Press: Cape man shocked by his arrest for North Carolina officer's murder, lawyer says
A Cape Coral man arrested Wednesday and charged with the murder of a North Carolina police officer 16 years ago had never heard of the officer’s death until he was taken into custody last week, his lawyer said today.

 Aiken Standard: Public Safety, City seek input on crime-reduction program
The City of Aiken and Aiken Department of Public Safety will hold two meetings Thursday to inform residents about a crime-reduction initiative being considered for Aiken, and to hear from residents of a North Carolina city in which the initiative has been implemented.

 Daily Tarheel: UNC’s Friday Center offers inmates classes
Raphael Ginsberg is the typical UNC graduate student, teaching his way through school. Except he teaches prisoners.

 Jacksonville Daily News: Swansboro man accused in November armed robbery
A Swansboro man is facing armed robbery charges after police say he was involved in the November hold-up of T&W Oyster Bar.

 WSOC TV: New program helps teens facing charges get back on track (Video)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A new program at Charlotte's Urban League is helping teenagers facing serious charges turn their lives around.

 WWAY TV: Former Bladen Co. Fire Marshal pleads guilty to stealing money from county
ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) -- The former Fire Marshal and director of Emergency Management Services for Bladen County has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

 WECT TV: Should appeals wait for inmates to be competent?
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed inclined Tuesday to eliminate the authority of federal judges to indefinitely delay a death row inmate's federal appeals in the hope that the convict would become mentally competent enough to help his or her lawyer with the appeals.

 WITN TV: TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Jorge Benitez, From Havelock High School
Jorge Benitez is the 'Teacher of the Week' for Wednesday, October 10, 2012.


Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Greensboro News & Record: Fallen Guardsman returns (Hardison)
GREENSBORO — A week after N.C. Army National Guard Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison was killed in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber, his body was returned home.

 WSOC TV: Grimes' name removed from NC sex offender registry
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On Friday, a three-judge panel made ruled that a Gaston County man was innocent of a rape and kidnapping after spending nearly 25 years in prison.

 Burlington Times News: Man exonerated after 24 years in prison
NEWTON -- Cheers erupted in a Catawba County courtroom Friday after the district attorney apologized and a three-judge panel exonerated Willie Grimes, who spent 24 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit.

 Fayetteville Observer: Retired prosecutor Margaret Buntie Russ denies race was factor in jury selection for gang initiation murder trial
Retired Cumberland County prosecutor Margaret Buntie Russ testified Monday that the race of potential jurors in Fayetteville's infamous gang initiation murder case did not influence her decisions to strike them from the trial.

 Watauga Democrat: Boone ‘surprised’ at Ashe position on access road
Boone Town Manager Greg Young said the town will consult with its engineer and attorney to consider options as the result of Ashe County’s refusal to sign a form related to Boone’s water intake project.

 WSOC TV: Highway Patrol releases plans for race traffic (Video)(Stokes)
CONCORD, N.C. — Race fans will pack the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord later this week.

 Beach Carolina: Charlotte Motor Speedway Prepares Fans for Race Week Traffic Ahead of Saturday’s Bank of America 500 (Stokes)
Charlotte, NC – In preparation for Race Week at Charlotte Motor Speedway Oct. 10-13, speedway officials are making sure race fans and area residents are fully equipped to handle race day traffic by providing safe and efficient travel routes and information.

 Gaston Gazette: 92 charges come out of DWI checkpoint
Drivers in Gaston County racked up nearly 100 charges and citations Friday at a Gastonia checkpoint.

 WECT TV: Willie Nelson slated to hold show in Brunswick County  
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Willie Nelson is slated to play in Brunswick County in December, hopefully this show won't get cancelled like the last one.

 Wilmington Star News: Willie Nelson to play December show at Brunswick Community College (Blog)
Country music legend Willie Nelson will play a December show at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

 WFMY TV: Mebane Mayor Pro Tem Charged With DWI
Alamance County, NC -- Mebane City Council member, and Mayor Pro Tem, Patty Philipps, has been charged with driving while impaired.

 WECT TV: Man killed after being thrown from motorcycle, passenger taken to hospital
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A man was killed Friday afternoon after being thrown from the motorcycle he was driving.

 Lexington Dispatch: Accident leaves motorcyclist with serious injuries (Kearns)
A two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle Saturday afternoon resulted in a man being transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem with serious injuries.

 Robesonian: Woman charged in wreck that killed her grandchild (Locklear)
ST. PAULS — A Linden woman is charged with driving while impaired after her 4-year-old granddaughter was killed Saturday in a wreck on Interstate 95, according to the state Highway Patrol.

 Gaston Gazette: Man accused of fleeing police faces 10 charges
A Vale man ran from deputies after a brief car chase but left his drugs in the vehicle, according to a press release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

 WBTV TV: Man charged with drug violations after leaving crash scene
LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Vale man who fled his vehicle after crashing on Beam Lumber Road was arrested Saturday on traffic and drug violations, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

 WITN TV: TROOPERS: Woman Killed After Running Stop Sign
Troopers said a woman ran a stop sign not far from her home on Saturday morning when she was killed. Police: Shoplifter smashed Rock Hill officer’s hand in car door
ROCK HILL — An off-duty Rock Hill police officer received treatment at Riverview Medical Center on Friday when a shoplifting suspect he was chasing shut a car door on his hand.

 Greenville Daily Reflector: Update: Teen charged in statutory rape
Deputies with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a teenager on statutory rape charges involving a 13-year-old girl.

 WITN TV: FIRST ON WITN: 8th Arrest In Farmville Convenience Store Murders
The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says deputies made an eighth arrest for a triple murder in Farmville at the Hustle Mart in April. 28-year-old Timmy House of Latham Street in Greenville was arrested at his job in Kinston Monday night. Investigators say House assisted the suspects in the triple homicide after the fact by destroying evidence.

 WGHP TV: Friedberg Elementary works to make intersection safer (Video)
ARCADIA, N.C. — Friedberg Elementary School made some changes Monday to prevent more accidents during school drop off and pick up at the intersection of Alice Court and Friedberg Church Road in Davidson County.

 Henderson Lightning: Teen-age accomplices get 13 years in Corn murder
Terry Landrum and Mykel Waters received prison sentences of at least 13 years today after they entered guilty pleas in Henderson County Criminal Superior Court in connection with the murder of Oscar "Poochie" Corn, District Attorney Jeff Hunt said in a news release.

 Winston-Salem Journal/AP: Reforms credited for driving juvenile crime down in North Carolina (Lassiter/Hayes)RALEIGH -- In the last couple of decades, combating teen crime and gangs in North Carolina attracted the attention of legislators, policymakers and a governor. Now there’s evidence that their solutions are working.

 Augusta Chronicle: Initiative aims to make Aiken safer  
Aiken residents can meet with law enforcement and city officials during two community meetings Thursday to discuss the Safer Community initiative.

 Winston-Salem Journal: Editorial: Arrest in slaying of Jonesville police officer may finally bring closure
An arrest after 16 years in the brutal shooting death of Sgt. Gregory Martin of the Jonesville Police Department is a testament to the persistence of investigators and a major step toward justice for Martin’s family and for law enforcement officers everywhere.

 WITN TV: Vanceboro Police Chief Fired
A Craven County town is looking for a new police chief after a shake-up in the department.

 WBTV TV: Deputy accused of trading drugs for sexual favors to face judge Tuesday
BURKE COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Burke County Sheriff's deputy was arrested for allegedly trading drugs for sexual favors, according to the Burke County Sheriff's Office. Over 100,000 cram downtown Raleigh for dealer Bikefest  
RALEIGH, N.C. - The 2012 Ray Price Capital City Bikefest presented by Nationwide Insurance drew more than 100,000 to downtown Raleigh Sept. 21 through Sept. 23. The event is hosted by Ray Price Harley-Davidson.

 Apex Herald: Clayton R. Wilkes III
Clayton Rudolph Wilkes III, 35, of Wake Forest, beloved son passed away peacefully on October 1, 2012 in Miami Florida. Clayton was born in Columbia, South Carolina and spent his developmental years in the Apex, Raleigh area of North Carolina.


Monday, October 08, 2012

Raleigh News & Observer: Reforms credited for driving juvenile crime down in North Carolina (Hayes/Lassiter)RALEIGH -- In the last couple of decades, combating teen crime and gangs in North Carolina attracted the attention of legislators, policymakers and a governor. Now there’s evidence that their solutions are working

 Charlotte Observer: Despite decline in youth violence, concern remains
Despite an announcement from state officials last week that juveniles are committing fewer crimes, the good news is tempered by a spate of high-profile teen killings in Mecklenburg County during the past seven months, an anti-violence advocate said.

 Asheville Citizen Times: Trooper Matt Mitchell improving
MARSHALL — The condition of a state trooper seriously injured when he was struck by a car during a routine traffic stop is improving, according to his family.

News 14 Carolina: Police conclude ASU student death investigation
BOONE, N.C.--Appalachian State University Police concluded an investigation into the drowning death of a student from Charlotte.

 Winston-Salem Journal/AP: ASU student who drowned had been drinking
BOONE -- An Appalachian State University student who drowned in a creek on campus last Saturday appeared "very intoxicated" when he left a bar about 2 a.m. and walked toward campus, witnesses told university police.

 WCNC TV: Investigators: Deceased App State student last seen leaving bar
BOONE N.C. -- The medical examiner determined Tyler Blalock died from an accidental drowning last weekend, now investigators say the teen died after a night of partying and drinking.

 Raleigh News & Observer/Durham News: Ordinance threatens sidewalk bars
A proposed ordinance allowing restaurants, but not bars and nightclubs, to serve alcohol on public sidewalks has met opposition from bar owners and downtown boosters.

 WSFX TV: Community to create a human wall at soldier's funeral (Butler)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The community is coming together to block a controversial church that plans to protest at T. J. Butler's funeral this week.

 WTOC/WECT TV: Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket funeral of fallen NC soldier (Butler)
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A controversial group known for traveling across America picketing the funerals of U.S. soldiers will be rallying together following the death of a local man who was recently killed in action in Afghanistan.

 WGHP TV: Guilford Co. man among three NC soldiers killed in Afghanistan (Hardison/Butler/Johnson)RALEIGH, N.C. — Family members are sharing memories of three North Carolina Army National Guard soldiers killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in Afghanistan this week.

 Raleigh News & Observer/AP: Families recall 3 NC soldiers killed by Taliban (Hardison/Butler/Johnson)RALEIGH, N.C. -- Family members are sharing memories of three North Carolina Army National Guard soldiers killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in Afghanistan this week

 Myrtle Beach Online: News from around The Carolinas
Guard still planning transport of bodies

The N.C. National Guard hasn’t finalized plans for returning to the state the three members killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan last week, which include a Greensboro man.

 Greensboro News & Record: Short Stack: Food for thought, quick and over easy (Opinion) (Hardison)
Valiant service
The deaths of Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison and two fellow N.C. Army National Guard soldiers in Afghanistan last week are heartbreaking. Our condolences go to his wife, Brittni, and other relatives in Guilford County.

 WITN TV: UPDATE: 6 Transported To Hospital Following Craven County Accident (Video) (Riggs)
The North Carolina Highway Patrol says that 6 People were injured following an early evening, two car accident in Craven County.

Asheville Citizen Times: Trucker saved from burning rig (Crisp)
MAGGIE VALLEY — Two truckers saved the life of another driver when they forced open the door of his burning rig following a crash on Interstate 40 Friday morning, the N.C. Highway Patrol said.

 Salisbury Post: Man killed in Bringle Ferry crash identified
SALISBURY - Authorities have identified a Salisbury man who died in a wreck on Bringle Ferry Road late Saturday night.

 WTVD TV: Teen hospitalized after Johnston County crash
FOUR OAKS, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 17-year-old girl was airlifted to the hospital after a wreck in Johnston County Sunday.

Richmond Daily News: Murdered girl’s mom asks ‘why?’
Monica Eddins of Ellerbe said she is full of questions about the death of her 4-year-old daughter.

 Fayetteville Observer: Business Observer for Sunday, Oct. 7 
Jackie Beal was named district manager for the Division of Adult Correction's probation and parole operations in Cumberland County, under the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. The district has 72 staff members, including 57 community corrections officers who supervise about 3,450 offenders. Beal was acting district manager since February. She began her career in 1989 as a probation/parole officer in Harnett County and has worked in Lee County.

 Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald: Tillery inmate charged with contraband pot  
An inmate serving time at Tillery Correctional Center is facing more charges after authorities found contraband in his possession.

 WRAL TV: Sex offender charged with older alleged crimes  
Raleigh, N.C. — A convicted sex offender on probation has been charged with crimes in Raleigh dating back eight years ago, according to arrest warrants.

WCNC TV/AP: New NC lab, medical examiner's office to open
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is scheduled to cut the ribbon on a new facility to house the State Laboratory of Public Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

 WFMY TV: Greensboro Soldiers Stationed In Kuwait Running For Breast Cancer Awareness  
Kuwait-- You don't have to be in Greensboro or America to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

 WRAL TV: Police employee's death is unsolved

 Asheville Citizen Times: Answer Man addresses abandoned property (Williamson)
Question: There are several trucking companies which deliver wood chips from I-26 to I-40 to Canton. (On a recent morning), the delivery truck was spewing his/her load along the entire route from the Airport exit into Canton.

 WRAL TV: NC 'move over' law explained (Gordon)Video: