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Archive - 2011

Local church kids spread gospel in a bottle

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The Youth Team of the Oleander United Methodist Church is sending messages in a plastic bottle dropped into the azure blue Gulf Stream 47-miles off Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Google to launch online music service

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Google could launch a new online music service as early as Tuesday, which will be similar to a service recently started by Amazon.com, The Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. Full story...
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Microsoft agrees to buy Skype for $8.5 billion

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Microsoft has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal in the software maker's 36-year history. Full story...
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Attorney: Airlines should apologize to Imams

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A North Carolina attorney for several Muslim leaders says two airlines owe his clients an apology for kicking them off commercial flights. Imams in Memphis, Tenn., and New York were headed to a national conference in Charlotte over the weekend when they were asked to leave the planes without reason. Full story...
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Government warns on use of psych meds in nursing homes

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A new government report says many elderly nursing home residents suffering from dementia may be victims of overmedication with strong anti-psychotic drugs that could harm them. Full story...
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NC prosecutor drops charges in rapper shooting

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A prosecutor in Charlotte is dropping charges against six men in a shootout at a store where rapper Waka Flocka Flame had been talking with fans. Full story...
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Former Charlotte counselor sentenced for assault

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A former counselor at a Charlotte school has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a boy he was baby-sitting. Full story...
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Kidnap charges lodged against Charlotte student

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A Charlotte middle school student has been charged with eight counts of kidnapping and two counts of weapons possession after pulling a gun on a bus driver dropping him off after school. Full story...
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Back-burn to protect Stumpy Point from NC wildfire

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Firefighters are preparing to set a backfire near Stumpy Point Bay to help contain a wildfire burning along the North Carolina coast in Dare County. Full story...
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FEMA already has OK'd $6.5M following NC tornadoes

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About $6.5 million in government assistance already has been approved for displaced or distressed residents and businesses after last month's deadly tornadoes, emergency officials told state lawmakers Monday but said they're trying to overcome obstacles to let people know about the help. Full story...
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