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Appeals Court rejects completion of massive Outer Banks home
(Information from: The Daily Advance, http://www.dailyadvance.com/)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s Court of Appeals has rejected a New England woman’s plans to complete work on her 24-bedroom rental home on the Outer Banks.
A three-judge panel unanimously ruled against Elizabeth LeTendre of Needham Heights, Massachusetts, reversing a trial court decision. Her attorney tells The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City he plans to appeal to the North Carolina Supreme Court.
LeTendre says the $4.6 million house north of Corolla is a single-family home, which neighbors have contested. The house is at least 95 percent complete.
The Appeals Court opinion says LeTendre gambled the trial court decision would stand and lost. It acknowledges “the consequences of delaying construction may have also been harsh and plaintiff had to make a difficult choice, but the choice was hers to make.”
Report: 110 Confederate monuments removed in US since 2015
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – It took generations to erect all the nation’s Confederate monuments, and a new report shows they’re being removed at a pace of about three each month.
A study released Monday by the Southern Poverty Law Center shows 110 Confederate monuments have been removed nationwide since 2015. That’s when a racist shooting at a black church in South Carolina energized a movement against such memorials.
The number includes schools and roads that have been renamed, plus statues and rebel flags that have been taken down. But the report says there are still more than 1,700 memorials that remain nationwide.
The head of the pro-monument group Sons of Confederate Veterans says it’s still erecting new memorials. It’s constructing a museum in Tennessee dedicated to telling the “Southern side” of the war.
WEEKEND SHOOTING DEATH
Man found shot to death in North Carolina county
DOBSON, N.C. (AP) – Sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina are investigating after a weekend shooting death.
The Surry County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets the shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Dobson.
The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Jonathan Patrick White of Dobson. Emergency Medical Service workers pronounced White dead at the scene.
No arrests have been made. Deputies have not released any other information yet.
North Carolina police seek shooting suspect after man killed
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Police in North Carolina are searching for a suspect after a man was shot and killed on a city street.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police spokeswoman Cindy Wallace said in a news release that officers were called around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Officers who were responding heard shots and found a man’s body in a street. He died at the scene.
The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Terale Claridy-Vaught.
Police were searching the area for a suspect, at one point using a helicopter. Investigators now think the suspect left the area in a vehicle.
Police have not released a possible motive.
OFFICER CRASH-PEDESTRIAN DEATH
Man dies days after wreck involving North Carolina officer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A pedestrian has died in a hospital several days after being struck by a police officer’s patrol car in North Carolina.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release that 80-year-old Arnulfo Salazar died Sunday morning at Carolinas Medical Center.
Salazar was hit Thursday evening. Police say Salazar was standing in the median and crossed a road in front of Officer Jeffrey Page’s patrol car. Page stopped immediately and helped Salazar until emergency medical workers arrived.
Witnesses said Salazar was not in a marked cross walk and was not wearing reflective clothing. Witnesses said it was raining and traffic near the crash scene was light.
Amber Alert: 7-month-old abducted by registered sex offender
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) – An Amber Alert has been issued for a 7-month-old girl who police say was abducted by a registered sex offender at a gas station in Virginia.
News outlets cite the alert issued by Virginia State Police, which says Emma Grace Kennedy and 51-year-old Carl Ray Kennedy could be headed to North Carolina, following the Sunday night kidnapping.
According to the alert, Carl Kennedy was armed with a knife when he assaulted the infant’s mother at a Kwik Stop and took the girl. Police have not disclosed a possible relationship between Carl Kennedy and Emma Kennedy.
Authorities say Carl Kennedy is registered as a sex offender in North Carolina, and is currently out of jail on a $250,000 bond for drug distribution.
Police charge North Carolina man in woman’s death at motel
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Police have charged a North Carolina man with murder after a woman was found dead in a motel room.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say in a news release officers responding to a call of an overdose Saturday found 40-year-old Jameriane Laverne Ardrey unresponsive with signs of injuries.
Ardrey was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel.
Police say they interviewed 41-year-old James Mangus Brewer. They said Brewer, who had a dating relationship with Ardrey, had been involved in an altercation.
After he was interviewed, Brewer was taken to the Mecklenburg County jail. Online records don’t say whether he has an attorney.
RED WOLVES-ZOO DEATHS
2 red wolf puppies born at North Carolina Zoo die
(Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Two of the five red wolf puppies born at the North Carolina Zoo in the wake of severe weather have died.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports zoo officials say the pups, named Hurricane and Typhoon, were euthanized after they received traumatic injuries caused by their father. The zoo said the dad, named Finnick, was relocated to protect the survival of the remaining puppies. Veterinary staff workers are conducting a pathology test to assess the health of the pups at the time of their death.
Zoo officials were relieved when three female and two male puppies were born in April during the weekend when severe thunderstorms and a tornado swept through the Triad.
With the deaths and the father’s relocation, the zoo’s red wolf pack now totals 21.