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Sunrise in the Sandhills Event Reminder: Be a friend to someone with dementia! Mums for Memory is Aging Outreach Services & Friends Care annual fall fundraiser event. Donations are being accepted now and the event takes place on September 26th at AOS! All proceeds benefit the programs of AOS & Friends Care and are tax-deductible. For your donation of $25, we will purchase a mum in honor or in memory of your loved one or a friend. In addition to the mum you will receive a commemorative bookmark with name of the person you choose to acknowledge.
Mums for Memory qoo.ly Causes event in Southern Pines, NC by Aging Outreach Services and AOS & Friends Care on Thursday, September 26 2019
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Friday September 20, 2019 -- Autumn begins on Monday... but summer weather returns! Now, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: A new vendor-based crafts market opens tomorrow in Aberdeen. SandhillsSentinel-dot-com reports that Twigg & Company will open at 10:00 AM, at 206 North Sandhills Boulevard, across from Aberdeen Lake Park. 85 vendors will offer their crafts for sale, and local food and drinks will also be offered. According to owner, Molly Twigg, 90 percent of all items are handmade and locally sourced. Craft-brewed beer will also be sold, along with wines. (AP) — The man charged with killing two North Carolina university students and wounding four others in their classroom at UNC Charlotte in April has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder. Trystan Andrew Terrell also pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of attempted murder and discharge of a firearm on educational property. (AP) — Duke University's student government has rejected a national Christian organization as an official student group because its policy excludes LGBTQ individuals from leadership positions. Student senators unanimously voted against Young Life last week, citing a rule that every student group must include a nondiscrimination statement in its constitution to receive recognition and funding. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has launched its fourth annual customer survey. The department encourages everyone willing to offer feedback to take part. The purpose of the survey is to gauge how the department is performing in its effort to provide customer service. It takes about 15 minutes to complete. Participation can help NCDOT identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused. Find a link to the survey at ncdot-dot-gov. (AP) — Lawyers for the North Carolina insurance magnate charged with trying to bribe the state's top insurance regulator say the case should be dismissed because he was exercising his right to support elected officials who were responsive to constituents. Greg Lindberg's lawyers this week asked a judge to dismiss the federal criminal charges. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is visiting North Carolina as part of a two-state college campaign tour, promoting a platform including free college tuition. He spoke last night at UNC Chapel Hill, and will speak this afternoon at Bennett College in Greensboro. WRAL reports he's also appearing at three South Carolina colleges this weekend. Yepani, a grizzly bear who has lived at the North Carolina Zoo for 25 years and was known for his gentle and patient personality, died Wednesday. Yepani arrived at the Zoo in 1994 from the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington. He originally was a “nuisance bear” from Yellowstone National Park. Another bear from Yellowstone named Tommo also came to live at the Zoo because of similar circumstances a few months later.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Thursday September 19, 2019 -- and it'll be another beautiful day with highs in the 70s. Now, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: Moore County will allow remote building inspections beginning in October. SandHillsSentinel-dot-com reports that the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board has approved a list of live inspections, using a smartphone or similar handheld device, which allows a permit holder to demonstrate code compliance, without a trip for the inspector. The live reports are voluntary and the permit holder must follow specific directions from the inspector. Aberdeen Walmart wants to buy your old car seat. SandhillsSentinel-dot-com reports that since this is National Baby Safety Month, customers can take their outgrown car seats to the store until September 30, and receive a 30-dollar Walmart gift card. Any car seat brand is accepted, but there's a two-car seat limit per household and booster seats aren't part of the program. Two men have been arrested in Sanford after a shooting Tuesday morning in the parking lot of a Lee County Library. WRAL reports that 21-year-old Matthew Dillon Smith of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, and 30-year-old Decarus Ortego McLean of Sanford face charges in the case... Police responded after a man reported that a suspect driving a blue Chevy Malibu with South Carolina tags shot at him in the parking lot. (AP) — A Republican framework for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina is advancing again with bipartisan support in the state House, but it's unclear whether the concept will change feelings in the GOP-controlled Senate. The House Health Committee voted on Wednesday for an expansion measure similar to the bill the panel heard and approved in July but then was idled during the state budget impasse. (AP) — A man accused in the fatal shootings at UNC Charlotte in April is scheduled to make a court appearance. Trystan Andrew Terrell will appear for an arraignment this afternoon. Terrell is charged with murder and other counts in connection with the shootings in a classroom, killing two students and wounding four others. (AP) — North Carolina legislators are taking more time away from Raleigh during a General Assembly session extended because of a state budget stalemate and redistricting directive from the courts. House and Senate Republican leaders told colleagues this week there won't be any recorded votes until at least September 30. (AP) — An advisory board says the University of North Carolina hospital's pediatric cardiology program can resume performing complex heart surgeries following months in review after it was reported patient deaths were increasing during procedures there. The board noted ongoing improvements in the unit. A New York Times investigation previously noted high death rates and revealed the unit's chief had said it was "in crisis."
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Friday September 13, 2019 -- Friday the 13th! Now, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: A Fayetteville homeowner shot and killed a suspected burglar Wednesday night...WRAL reports that at about 8:30, deputies responded to a reported burglary – the homeowner, 46-year-old Tony Lisbon said two masked individuals broke into his house and shot him, but he was able to return fire. 23-year-old Henry Miller was found dead inside the home, and the second intruder is believed to have fled after the shooting... … and, WRAL reports, last night, less than 24 hours later, another home invasion left one man dead and another at large... this one also resulted in a homeowner shooting one of the intruders... The Pinehurst Planning Board and Town Council, in a combined meeting this week, got a first look at the 2019 long-range comprehensive plan for the future. As SandhillsSentinel-dot-com reports, the aim is to retain the small-town, rural feel of the village, with seven guiding principles – among them: To maintain character and authenticity, balance conservation and growth, transportation, mobility and parking, supporting infrastructure and facilities, and All Things Green – parks, open spaces and natural resources. (AP) — In Fayetteville, a man died in the back of a police car after being detained. Police responded to a man going door-to-door acting strangely Thursday morning. Officers say the man began beating on the hood of a squad car when they arrived. Officers reportedly took him to the ground and handcuffed him but later noticed he wasn't breathing. The sheriff's office says the man died in the car. An investigation has begun. (AP) — The North Carolina chief justice who led the way for the state's unique innocence process has died at the age of 85. His son-in-law, Tom Neal, said I. Beverly Lake Jr. died Thursday at the retirement center where he lived. (AP) — Wake County District attorney Lorrin Freeman has announced that an officer accused of shooting and killing a suspect said to be wielding a knife won't face criminal charges. An investigation concluded that Raleigh officer W.B. Edwards feared for his life when Soheil Antonio Mojarrad ignored commands to drop a knife and approached Edwards. Mojarrad was shot eight times. Family members say Mojarrad was mentally ill. Remember Eno the Emu? He was missing for months in Orange County, but was found in a remote location... and continued to evade capture. WNCN-TV reports that Eno has come to a devastating end: Orange County officials say during an attempted capture on Thursday, the flightless bird died while being restrained. They'd been trying to relocate Eno to an animal shelter. Animal Services Director Bob Marotto says they'd consulted with zoo experts to develop a plan, but it didn't work. Marotto said, “We had hoped for a better outcome.”

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