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Belmont is a city located in Gaston County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,705. Belmont is home to Belmont Abbey College.

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Fundraiser held at Lenoir-Rhyne University for coach’s daughter

 Lenoir-Rhyne University hosted a fundraiser Wednesday night in support of the family of the university’s football defensive coordinator Tom Casey. His daughter Ashley is facing her second battle with Leukemia.

LINK: GoFundMe account for Ashley

Kris "Tanto" Paronto, author of “13 Hours in Benghazi,” spoke at the fundraiser.

The book chronicles the efforts to save American diplomats during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya.

This story is also the subject of the upcoming major motion picture 13 Hours which is set for release in January 2016. 

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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:02:04 -0400

Lumber Liquidators paying $10M in wood importation probe

 (AP) — Lumber Liquidators says it will pay $10 million and plead guilty to five violations of environmental law, including one felony charge, to end a federal investigation into its importation of illegally sourced wood products.

The Justice Department says the wood came from Russia and Myanmar, and that illegal logging in Eastern Russia threatens the habitat of wild Siberian tigers. It also says Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. tried to cover up the origin of the lumber.

The Toano, Virginia, company says the settlement is unrelated to the controversy over some of its laminate flooring from China, which CBS' "60 Minutes" has reported contains high levels of the carcinogen formaldehyde.

The $10 million payment will include a fine, a forfeiture of profits, and contributions to two conservation charities.

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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:49:39 -0400

Police: Charlotte HS student accused of using stun gun on staff member

Two students have been accused of bringing weapons to Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools this week, police said.

Dytalion Reid is facing charges including assault with a deadly weapon and communicating threats.

Officials said the 17-year-old student used a stun gun on a school employee Monday and also threatened to physically harm him at West Charlotte High School.

“It’s just sad,” said Jowanda Holmes, whose grandchild attends school at West Charlotte High.

“It’s just happening too much and too often,” said Janice Morris whose child attends the school.

On Tuesday police arrested a student walking the halls of Ardrey Kell High School with a gun. Officials said he’d been carrying it in his backpack undetected for a couple of days. No one was hurt in that incident. 

Channel 9 spoke with the head of the School Resource Officers Division about the Ardrey Kell incident Wednesday.

Sgt. Celestine Ratliff said then there are no plans for any immediate security changes.

“There are almost 3,000 students there (CMS) so there is no measure in place to check every single child,” said Ratliff.

After learning about the second incident, Channel 9 reached back out to CMS.

“The CMS Police Department frequently reviews cases to determine if improvements are warranted and implements them as necessary,” a CMS spokesperson said.

But some parents think changes are needed now to keep weapons out of schools.

“Me as a parent, I would like for my child to be safe going to school,” said Morris. “If they have to put metal detectors or examine the kids when they come in than that’s what has to be done.”

CMS said both students are also facing disciplinary action from the school.

Reid is due in court in November. 


CMS statement:

The safety and well-being of our students and staff is always our top priority. The CMS Police department frequently reviews cases to determine if improvements are warranted and implements them as necessary.

Tonight on Eyewitness News at 10 and 11, reporter Alexa Ashwell is addressing the concern of weapons on school property.

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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:29:07 -0400

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