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HPD investigating Sun Trust Bank robbery
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:26

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Huntersville Police are investigating an armed robbery of the Sun Trust bank located at 9617 Holly Point Drive, which occurred Tuesday, Nov. 18. Shortly after 3 p.m., officers responded to silent holdup alarm. Upon arrival, they were advised that a suspect entered the bank and approached a teller, displayed a handgun and presented a note demanding money. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency from the teller and fled the bank on foot in an unknown direction.

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Saturday, 22 November 2014 22:34

Tar Heels too much for Davidson

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"You can't score in the paint."

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Hough knocks off Independence in second round

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Feature Columns

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Image of the week

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