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Archive - Jan 17, 2012

Perdue wants higher sales tax for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue says her budget proposal for next year will include a temporary sales tax increase to restore education cuts made by the Republican-led General Assembly when they let a similar tax expire last July. Full story...
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US wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

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A draft of a new Alzheimer's strategy suggests starting with a national public awareness campaign so more people know the early warning signs of dementia and includes memory assessment tools in the annual Medicare wellness visit. Full story...
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Sheriff discusses letter left by NC shooter

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The Montgomery County sheriff says a man who shot and killed three co-workers and injured a fourth thought Hispanic co-workers were discussing him when they talked in Spanish and laughed. Full story...
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Wife of beaten Marine feels compassion for husband's killer

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A Marine's wife says she feels nothing but compassion for the service member who investigators say fatally wounded her husband. Full story...
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Black farmers file for settlement claims in Durham

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Hundreds of black farmers in North Carolina who say they were unfairly denied loans and other assistance for years from the Agriculture Department are taking steps to claim their share of a $1 billion settlement. Full story...
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Groups praise court's decision on NC prayer case

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Backers of a lawsuit over Christian prayers before Forsyth County commission meetings are praising a US Supreme Court decision not to hear an appeal of a judge's order prohibiting the practice. Full story...
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Crooke charged with being a crook

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Sometime late Sunday night, someone broke into the Bargain Shack store at 5601 Oleander and stole a large metal box containing collectible coins. Police arrested Kellie Crooke for breaking and entering. Full story...
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14-year-old charged with armed robbery

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Wilmington Police have charged a child with armed robbery of a food delivery driver. It happened just after 10 p.m. Monday. Full story...
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No. 2 NC House leader wants No. 2 exec branch job

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The No. 2 leader in the North Carolina House wants to run for the No. 2 job in the executive branch. Full story...
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Vote could scrap rail service plan near Charlotte

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Iredell County's Commission could derail a plan to bring commuter and freight service along 25 miles of railroad between Mount Mourne and Charlotte. Full story...
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