North Carolina Newspapers

    VOLUME 116, ISSUE 30
Probation officers resign posts
Correction department asks for time
BY ANDREW DUNN
SENIOR WRITER
Several N.C. Department of
Correction officials found to have
inadequately supervised the two
men charged with Eve Carson's
death have quit.
Robert Guy, the department’s
director of community correc
tions, announced the resigna
tions during a Friday meeting
LOCAL FAMILY RESIDES
ON THE BRINK
Future unclear,
even with home
BY MAX ROSE
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Some stories make it easy to
believe in miracles.
Three-year-old Mitchell
Greene wrestles with the family
dog on the floor of his Chapel
Hill home. A week before,
Mitchell was in his father's arms.
purple with
no pulse after
a seizure.
Mitchell's
dad. Shannon
Greene, shows
off deep cuts
that remain
from a 2005
motorcycle
accident. He
almost lost
his leg after
popping a
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‘Starting over,"
a photo story
about a
homeless family.
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wheelie on the highway and fall
ing 150 feet into a river basin.
“I’m kind of a daredevil," he
said.
Shannon walks with a slight
limp but still can't get work as a
firefighter. The family stands on
the brink of disaster, only one
tragedy away from starting over.
They cannot plan for the future,
too occupied with the present
“I basically put God first in
my life and then when things
like that happen all I can do
man is just get on my knees and
SEE FAMILY. PAGE 7
County border lines to be re-evaluated
Implications for
resident tax rates
BY ANDREW DUNN
SENIOR WRITER
MEBANE On the outskirts
of town, neighborhoods turn
to farmland and the boundary
between Orange and Alamance
counties all but disappears.
As development continues to
expand through the area, the coun
ties now will be formally declaring
the border through a state geograph
ical information system survey.
Orange County Tax Assessor John
Smith said he hopes to have the new
line established by January
For the people who own the
about 35 parcels crossing the
boundary line, the re-evaluation
could mean significant —and
sometimes unpleasant changes.
Right now there are three lines
that divide the counties: the line
Alamance County favors, the one
Orange County favors and a line cre
ated by the US. Geological Survey .
Because of the discrepancies,
the counties must tax properties
that cross the lines based on his-
CORRECTION
Due to a reporting error, Friday’s
article, “Concert to benefit Carson’s
fund,’ incorrectly states that Tau
Kappa Epsilon is the newest fra
ternity at UNC. The fraternity is
considered a colony at UNC and
has yet to receive recognition from
the University as an official chapter
of the fraternity.
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of the Durham Crime Cabinet,
The (Raleigh) News & Observer
reported.
On the same day, Durham
prosecutors reiterated their intent
to pursue a first-degree murder
charge against Lawrence Alvin
Lovette, 17, in the death of Duke
University graduate student
Abhijit Mahato.
They will do so despite not hav
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Shannon and Billie Jean Greene embrace while waiting in the N.C. Memorial Hospital emergency room to check up on Shannon's leg, which he
injured in a motorcycle accident in 2005. The Greenes, a family of four, moved to Chapel Hill in early January after their house burned down.
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Mebane fanner Claude Lynch inspects his hayfield. The undecided line
between Orange and Alamance counties winds somewhere through it.
tory or a special agreement
Carol McCormick, who lives on
Morrow Mill Road, said her land
was surveyed in 1849 and has
been passed down in her family
for generations.
Though she pays taxes in Orange
County, she said that according to
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OLYMPIC PROTESTS
Students at UNC gathered to
support the Olympics on Friday
in light of recent torch relay
protests. The summer games also
have sparked protests at Duke.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
www.dallytarheel.com
ing evidence to prove Lovette was
the triggerman. prosecutors told
a Durham judge during a bond
hearing. Stephen Oates, 19, also is
charged in that death.
Lovette and Demario James
Atwater, 21, are charged with first
degree murder in Carson's death.
In a report released April 2, the
Department of Correction identi
fied errors in handling the pro
bation each had been serving for
prior crimes.
Guy said on Friday that no one
the geological line, her land should
be almost entirely in Alamance.
“The welcome to Orange County
signs have no basis in reality," she
said.
The deed, McCormick said, sets
the land’s boundaries based partly
on the position of a Richard Jones'
a
Lawrence
Alvin Lovette
faces two first
degree murder
charges. His
probation officer
stepped down.
had been fired and did not identify
everyone who had stepped down.
Guy did indicate that Chalita
Thomas, who was directly respon
sible for Lovette’s probation, was
County tax rates
Orange County
► Base of 50.95 per SIOO of
property value
► $1.45 for county plus Mebane
city tax
Alamance County
► Base of $0.58 per SIOO of
property value
► SI.OB for county plus Mebane
city tax
bam, a birch bush, bends in Cane
Creek and a gum sapling.
Though the confusion often
leaves her roads uncleared after
snowfalls, McCormick said her
main concern with the changing
border is whether her children will
be taken out of the Hillsborough
based schools they attend.
But for other landowners who
will begin to pay Alamance taxes,
the change could be financiallv
sweet. Orange County property
taxes are higher than in Alamance
County.
“If more of my land would fall
SEE BORDER. PAGE 7
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BANG ON A CAN
An eclectic group ranging from
traditional Burmese music to
the rock sounds of a Wilco
musician were highlighted
Saturday in Memorial Hall.
one of the employees who had
quit.
Three Wake County managers
also were reassigned last week.
Guy pleaded for patience from
Durham County government offi
cials while the department evalu
ates its weaknesses, adding that it
would take more state funding to
adequately address them.
The investigation and review
were launched after the N&O
SEE PROBATION. PAGE 7
Clefs play Memorial
Hall to mark 30 years
BY CATARINA SARAIVA
SENIOR WRITER
Rewind the UNC a cappella
scene 30 years, and you’ll find the
Morrison Dorm Singers, a barber
shop quartet-style group that sang
primarily at the dorm.
Thirty years later, that same
all-male a cappella group, now
known as the Clef Hangers, still
wear the bow -tie-and-vest outfit
they did in the late 19705.
Joined by 78 alumni, the
all-male a cappella group will
celebrate and remember three
decades of tradition, bonding and
music at two concerts this week.
“We have a great appreciation
for our traditions, that's why the
30th anniversary is so important to
us because we can meet die people
w-h 0... fostered the traditions that
are so important to us." said Anoop
Desai, the group s president.
In honor of those traditions, the
Clefs will perform at Memorial Hall
today and Saturday. The Saturday
performance is already sold out, but
tickets remain for tonight.
Tickets for the show can be
purchased today in the Pit or at
this day in history
APRIL 14.1966...
A student stands up during
breakfast in Lenoir Hall, gets
everyone to stop talking and speaks
about how free speech is repressed
on campus. He wins a sls bet
MONDAY, APRIL 14, ‘2OOB
Battle
ends
along
term
Helped revive
the local NAACP
BY MAX ROSE
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Fred Battle spent a week in jail.
He was one of thousands of
students at N.C. Agricultural &
Technological State University
who police arrested for sitting at
F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter
in Greensboro to protest the exclu
sion of blacks.
“They couldn't house every-
body,’ he said
with a laugh.
More than
45 years after
he got his civil
rights start.
Battle is step
ping down as
president of
the Chapel
Hill-Carrboro
branch of the
NAACP.
Battle, a
lifetime Chapel
Hill resident,
leaves after
almost 15 years
in the position
and with many
challenges still
to come.
“It was a
dream to have
him in the com
munity," said
Chapel Hill
Town Council
member Bill
Thorpe, who
has known
NAACP branch
President
Fred Battle
announced his
resignation.
f
Eugene Farrar,
first vice
president, will
replace Battle
on June 1.
Battle for 35 years.
Battle led the successful push
to change the name of Airport
Road to Martin Luther King Jr.
Boulevard in 2005. He said he
noticed that the only Chapel Hill
public facilities named after black
people were in black communities
or housing projects.
SEE BATTLE, PAGE 7
ATTEND THE SHOW
Time: 8 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Saturday
Location: Memorial Hall
Info: www.ctefhangers.com
the door.
Desai said the 78 former mem
bers who plan to attend the official
anniversary show represent more
than half of the group's alumni.
Today’s show will feature
Brendan James, an 02 alumnus
who took his singing career pro
after his tenure with the Clefs.
The pianist/vocalist, who signed
with Universal Records and toured
the East Coast, will play a set dur
ing the first half of tonight ’s show.
“Making it in the music industry
is so tough." said Andrew Simpson,
a member of the group.
"This is a great opportunity for
him to perform to a larger crowd."
During Saturday's show, present
alumni will join current Clef mem
bers to sing "Hark The Sound" as is
traditional at all Clef concerts.
But alumni involvement
SEE CLEFS, PAGE 7
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