Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Marines identify pilot in N.C. crash

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008
HAVELOCK Marine Corps officials have released the name of the pilot killed when he crashed about a mile short of the runway at an Eastern North Carolina air base.
Officials said Tuesday that Marine Corps Capt. Alberto Bencosme was returning from routine training when he crashed in an unpopulated area near the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Bencosme was a member of Marine Attack Training Squadron 203.

Another Harrier crashed in February near Cherry Point, but the pilot wasn't injured. In May, a two-seat training Harrier crashed in Arizona, but the pilots ejected safely.

Home page of VMT 203, Cherry Point, N.C. is :

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Town repossesses cemetery plots for unpaid bills

By TONY BURBECK / NewsChannel 36
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Perhaps this is a sign of the times you haven't heard. The Town of Mooresville has repossessed 11 cemetery plots from people who haven't paid their bills. Town officials say it's the first time that's happened in years.