YADKINVILLE — Yadkin County authorities have charged two men in connection with the shooting death of a Clemmons man whose body was found at Donnaha Park in June.

Nicholas Pasquale Rizzi, 20, of Lewisville is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Joseph Emmrick Chandler, 30, of Willow Trace Court in Clemmons. On June 7, Yadkin County employees found Chandler’s body on a boat ramp at the park, which is near East Bend. He died from a gunshot wound.

There was no evidence of a struggle or robbery at the time his body was found, authorities said.

Pazuzu Illah Algarad, 31, of Clemmons was charged with accessory after the fact of involuntary manslaughter.

Rizzi was being held in the Yadkin County Jail, with bond set at $50,000. Algarad was also being held in the jail, with bond set at $100,000. — Paul Garber

Novant reapplies

to build S.C. hospital

FORT MILL, S.C. — Novant Health Inc. and two other health-care systems reapplied this week for a certificate-of-need to build a community hospital in Fort Mill.

Novant is requesting permission from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control to build a $76.2 million hospital that would contain 64 beds and have 300 employees in the first year of operation. The site is off Interstate 77 South, exit 83. The system would use 14 acres of the 50 acres it owns there.

Also reapplying were Tenet Healthcare for a $147 million, 100-bed hospital in Fort Mill and Carolinas HealthCare for a $79.1 million, 64-bed hospital near the Novant site.

Tenet was approved initially for the hospital in 2004, but both Novant and Carolinas appealed the decision by saying that S.C. state law gave Tenet an unfair advantage. Tenet runs Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The S.C. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Novant and Carolinas. The court requested in April that each system resubmit its application.

— Journal staff,

McClatchy/Tribune News

Police arrest Davidson man in armed robbery

Police arrested a Davidson County man yesterday in connection with the armed robbery early yesterday morning of a convenience store in southwestern Winston-Salem.

A man entered the Sheets Convenience Store at 2505 Somerset Center Drive shortly before 3:30, pulled out a gun, demanded money and left in a car with an undisclosed amount of cash, Winston-Salem police said.

No one was injured.

Later yesterday police arrested Mitchell Davis Walters, 29, of 190 Reedy Fork Drive in Lexington and charged him with armed robbery.

He was being held last night in the Forsyth County Jail with bond set at $150,000. — Journal staff

Carruth’s attorneys to appeal conviction

CHARLOTTE — Attorneys for former Carolina Panthers player Rae Carruth will argue later this month that his conviction for plotting to kill his pregnant girlfriend should be reconsidered.

A federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., is scheduled to hear arguments Oct. 26 from attorneys who argue that crucial evidence wasn’t fully tested by cross examination at Carruth’s 2001 trial.

Carruth was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder after the death of his girlfriend in 1999. The wounded Cherica Adams told police and a 911 operator and wrote a note alleging that Carruth was behind her shooting.

Adams later died from her wounds. Her son is be­ing raised by her mother.

Carruth, 36, was sentenced to 18 to 24 years in prison. His projected release date is 2018. — AP

WFU doctor appointed to N.C. Medical Board

RALEIGH — Gov. Bev Perdue has appointed Dr. Karen Gerancher, a doctor at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, to the N.C. Medical Board, the center said yesterday.

Gerancher is an assist­ant professor, section head of gynecology, and residency program director for the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Wake Forest Baptist. She also serves as medical director for the family-planning clinic at the Forsyth County Health Department.

The board, established in 1859 by the General Assembly, grants the practice of medicine to doctors in the state. The board consists of 12 members appointed by the governor, eight of whom are licensed doctors, one of whom is either a licensed physician assistant or nurse practitioner, and three who are members of the public with no financial or professional interest in a health service or profession. — Laura Graff

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