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Archive - Jan 2012

CFPUA crews stop million-gallon sewage spill

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videoSewage spills are nothing new in Wilmington, but the latest accident off River Road is especially significant because of its size. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority estimates there were between one and two million gallons of waste released into the county tidal creek. Full story...
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Flights between Port City, Windy City grounded; future up in the air

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videoWhat went wrong? A few weeks ago hope soared that American Airlines filing for bankruptcy in November would not affect travelers at Wilmington International Airport. But Tuesday night, airport leaders got the phone call. Full story...
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UNC's Stilman White used to be a "big-school hater"

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Stilman White spent nearly half of his childhood growing up in Wilmington, but he was never much of a Tar Heels basketball fan. Full story...
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Carolinas Cement statement on ICF International study on Titan Cement

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The conclusions cited in a recent study from ICF International on the potential health impacts of the proposed Carolinas Cement plant are fundamentally flawed for three reasons... Full story...
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WHA, Sparks trial delayed

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Another delay in the trial involving the Wilmington Housing Authority and a former City Council member. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Assistant County Manager also retiring

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Assistant County Manager André Mallette has announced he will retire effective May 1, 2012, with more than 31 years of service to New Hanover County. With an additional four years of prior service, Mallette is retiring with over 35 years of local government service. Mallette has served as Assistant County Manager since April 2006. Full story...
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Mayor Saffo, other local mayors, support Gov. Perdue's proposal to raise taxes

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Mayors from across North Carolina, including Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and Wrightsville Beach Mayor David Cignotti, who every day see in their schools the damage from the General Assembly’s education cuts, have issued an open letter asking the people of North Carolina to support Gov. Perdue’s plan to reverse the deep and unnecessary cuts the Republican-controlled General Assembly imposed on our schools. Full story...
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Sierra Nevada chooses NC for East Coast expansion

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West Coast craft beer-maker Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is opening a production site in North Carolina to expand its East Coast reach. Full story...
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Sykes says run for Brunswick Co. Commission "nothing to do with Charles Warren"

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videoA political battle in Brunswick County just entered a new arena. Social Services Board member Pat Sykes said today she will challenge Charles Warren for his seat on the Brunswick County Commission. Full story...
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NC State campus alert may be tied to 'Zombies vs. Humans' fundraiser

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NC State's emergency alert system is warning students of two unconfirmed reports of subjects carrying guns on campus. Some students speculated the sightings could be related to the weeklong "Zombies vs. Humans" fundraiser on campus where students battle other students dressed as zombies with Nerf guns and other weapons in a charity fundraiser. Full story...
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