Raleigh, N.C. — Top officials within North Carolina’s prison system have admitted to ongoing investigations into what they are calling “undue familiarity” between prison employees and inmates.
“This is probably one of the most critical operational issues that we have been emphasizing since the early 1990s,” Jennie Lancaster, chief secretary for the Department of Correction, said Wednesday. (Read more)
SHINGTON — Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets from Yemen. Parts of the plot might remain undetected, President Barack Obama’s counterterror chief warned.
Obama called the coordinated attacks a "credible terrorist threat" amid worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new campaign of assaults. (Read more)
TARBORO — The SouthWest Edgecombe Junior Varsity football team completed a perfect season last night with a 48-14 victory over the Greene Central Rams. With this victory the Cougars claimed the Eastern Plains junior varsity conference championship as they outscored their opponents this year 434 to 86 and never were contested in a ball game. (Read more)
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Gov. Bev Perdue today appointed Lt. Colonel Michael W. Gilchrist as head of the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Gilchrist, a Plymouth native, has served on the patrol since 1986. Prior to his promotion, he was second-in-command to Col. Randy Glover.
Glover resigned after 10 months on the job. During his tenure, there were several embarrassing disclosures about misconduct by troopers under his command. (Read more)
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Rep. Kendrick Meek said he trusts the counsel of longtime friend Bill Clinton, but insists the former president’s advice never included dropping out of the Florida Senate race.
"We did not come to any kind of agreement that I would get out of a race," Meek said in appearance on CBS’ "The Early Show" Friday. "The president [Clinton] did not push me to do so. I did not tell him that I wanted to do it. We talked about it and that’s it.
He called the day-long controversy about his possible withdrawal "made up." (Read more)