August 19, 2008

Corporate Plane Makes Emergency Landing at PTI

By Staff and Wire Reports

GREENSBORO -- A 21-seat corporate plane made an emergency landing Sunday night at Piedmont Triad International Airport.

A call came in at 7:15 p.m. that the plane needed to land, according to Guilford County EMS. Airport police reported the plane suffered a hydraulic problem and landed safely without injuring any of the 13 passengers.

Records show the double-engine Gulfstream is owned by New York- based GC Asset Management LLC.

Airport police declined to say where the plane was coming from or where it was headed.

Mill used by Edwards to announce 2004 bid burns

ROBBINS -- Firefighters from five counties responded to a fire at an abandoned textile plant in Moore County that John Edwards used as a backdrop to announce his first presidential bid in 2003.

WTVD reported that the plant was vacant at the time of Sunday morning's fire. Officials said the former Milliken plant's sprinklers didn't work. Nearly 20 fire departments responded to the blaze.

An evacuation order was in effect for some homes within a three- block radius.

Citing safety issues, Easley vetoes boat towing plan

RALEIGH -- Gov. Mike Easley has vetoed a measure that would have eased boat towing restrictions.

Easley rejected the measure on Sunday, citing safety concerns.

The governor said he believes the legislation would put families at risk.

The bill would allow drivers to pull boats up to 10 feet wide on any day of the week without obtaining a special permit. Watercraft up to 91/2 feet could be pulled at night.

-- Staff and Wire Reports

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