Second man arrested in York bank robbery case
YORK -- A Charlotte man wanted in connection with a York bank robbery was arrested Tuesday, officials said.
Donald Gerard Oleary, 30, faces multiple charges, including armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and criminal conspiracy in connection with last month's robbery at Bank of York, York Police Chief Bill Mobley said.
Oleary's cousin, Larry Michael Copeland, was arrested last week, police said. Copeland, 24, also of Charlotte, faces the same charges.
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The charges against the pair stem from an armed robbery March 7 at Bank of York.
Later, York police, with help from other agencies, linked the men to robberies in Greensboro, N.C., and Forest City, N.C., Mobley said.
Bank surveillance video helped police identify Copland and Oleary, Mobley said. More than $30,000 was taken during the three robberies, Mobley said. Officials declined to say how much money was stolen from Bank of York.
Oleary remained in custody Tuesday in Forest City, N.C., Mobley said.
Fire in kitchen displaces York man, daughter
YORK -- A cooking fire badly burned a trailer in York Tuesday morning, displacing a man and his adult daughter.
York and Clover firefighters were called to the fire on Dr. Nichols Road at 10:38 a.m. But by the time they arrived at the site, the trailer was nearly destroyed. No one was injured.
"The older trailers burn pretty quick," York Fire Chief Domenic Manera said.
The man was asleep at the time, and his daughter had gone to the store. The stove had been left on.
Smoke detectors in the trailer were not working, Manera said.
-- Adam MacInnis, Enquirer-Herald
Lectures to spotlight working-class students
Winthrop University will hold two lectures this week about helping students from working-class backgrounds succeed in higher education.
Michael Munger, chairman of the department of political science at Duke University, will discuss the challenges that students from working-class backgrounds face when pursuing a higher education. His lecture, titled "Working Class Affiliation and Educational Attainment," will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Plowden Auditorium.
There will be a round-table discussion on the same topic at noon Friday in Plowden Auditorium. Winthrop political science professors Scott Huffmon and Adolphus Belk will participate with Munger and Summer Hanna of Wake Forest University. The panelists also will offer tips for success in an academic setting.
Both events are free and open to the public.
-- Jessica Schonberg
Carolina Crown to be featured in film
The 2007 Fort Mill Carolina Crown will be among six top drum corps performances featured in Drum Corps International's "The Countdown," to be shown in three area theaters Thursday.
Drum corps fans can act as judges, choosing the 2008 countdown champion during the in-theater special event, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The film will be shown in theaters at Concord Mills in Concord, N.C., Stonecrest At Piper Glen Stadium 22 in Charlotte, and Movies at Birkdale 16 in Huntersville, N.C. Tickets are sold at theater box offices and online at www.fathomevents.com.
Drum corps fans can use score sheets downloaded from the DCI Web site, www.DCI.org, to rate the corps performances during "The Countdown." After the theater event, audience members can submit their scores at the Web site. The corps with the highest score will be named the champion.