North Carolina ranked second behind Ohio for the most pollutants released into the air by power plants and other heavy industries in 2004.
BOONEâ€”Psychologists and other professionals at Appalachian State University believe a counseling style called motivational interviewing (MI) can be used to reduce alcohol abuse by college students, particularly those under the legal drinking age.
Sheriff deputies have made an arrest in connection with the attempted theft of a woman’s purse as she shopped at Lowes Foods Monday. As we told you earlier today, the woman reported Monday she had turned around from looking at something on the shelf, and seen the man going through her purse. When she told him to leave it alone, he walked off, but then charged at her from the end of the grocery aisle and tried to grab it. She fought him, then screamed and he ran off. Yesterday, deputies arrested 31-year old James Charles Mann, after the woman identified him from a photo line-up. With the help of a North Wilkesboro detective, the sheriff’s detective arrested Mann, who confessed to that incident and a similar one at the other Lowes store. Out in the woods behind that store, Mann led the investigators to the wallet he’d stolen from a person there. Mann faces a charge of attempted robbery and one of robbery.