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Archive - Aug 2011

NC Wesleyan College announces partnership with Cape Fear Community College

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North Carolina Wesleyan College and Cape Fear Community College have announced a partnership to provide two bachelor’s degree programs on Cape Fear's Wilmington campus. The initial offerings include courses toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Elementary Education. Full story...
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HURRICANE IRENE: The scoop on debris removal

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HERE IS THE LATEST INFORMATION ON DEBRIS REMOVAL FROM CITIES, TOWNS AND COUNTIES FROM ACROSS OUR AREA: Full story...
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Wastewater spill in New Hanover County during Irene

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The CFPUA Operations Department responded to a sewer spill which occurred Saturday from a manhole located at the Airport Pump Station #62. The loss of commercial power and failure of an in-place generator caused the spill. Full story...
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Thousands still waiting for power around Cape Fear

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video Progress Energy said Saturday afternoon 280,000 customers in North Carolina had no electricity. As of 11 a.m. Monday, that number was down to 91,300, including 10,100 in Onslow. New Hanover County had 2,200 homes and business still in the dark. That's down from about 7,000 Sunday night. Pender County has 1,500 outages. There are still 940 Progress Energy customers without power in Columbus County and 385 in Brunswick. Full story...
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NC investor accused of fraud holds estate sale

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Neighbors say a North Carolina hedge-fund manager whose assets were frozen after regulators accused him of securities fraud has been selling off bits and pieces of his home's interior. Full story...
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2 women bare breasts at NC anti-topless rally

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A rally to protest a recent topless event in Asheville included two women baring their breasts. Full story...
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Progress Energy says 95% of customers should get power back by Wednesday

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Progress Energy crews have restored service to more than 330,000 customers since Hurricane Irene first began lashing the Carolinas on Friday. The company expects to restore service to the majority of remaining customers without power by midnight Tuesday, with 95 percent of restorations complete by midnight Wednesday. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach residents say no erosion from Irene

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In the wake of Irene, beaches in our area are showing signs of erosion. Residents in Wrightsville Beach however, say the storm this weekend caused no significant damage to the sand dunes. Full story...
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