Archive - Jan 2012
Study finds Titan project detrimental to health, could cause premature deaths
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 11:15pm.

video Debate over the proposed Titan Cement Plant in Castle Hayne has been going on for years, and Tuesday night, Cape Fear residents got a chance to listen to possible health impacts to our community.

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Groups come together to rebrand downtown Wilmington
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 10:38pm.

Downtown Wilmington has a lot of supporters, but sometimes groups seem to be moving in different directions. Tuesday night a group representing all aspects of downtown life and commerce came together to see how they could make a good thing better by branding.

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Two wrestling coaches fired after wrestler injured
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 9:02pm.

Two Gaston County high school wrestling coaches have been fired after an athlete was injured in practice.

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State unemployment falls one-tenth of a percent
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 5:55pm.

Since December 2010, private sector jobs have increased by 29,400 (seasonally adjusted). Over-the-year, leisure & hospitality had the largest job gain with 11,800. Total nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey decreased slightly by 4,400 but was up 19,600 over-the-year.

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CFPUA responds to major sewer spill
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 5:41pm.

A CFPUA spokesperson says they will hold off on estimating how many gallons of sewage spilled until they can get a more accurate idea. But Jim Gregson, director of the N.C. Division of Water Quality's Wilmington office, told the StarNews that based upon the average flow in the line and the amount of time it was leaking, up to 1.4 million gallons could have escaped into the New Hanover County tidal creek.

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ONLY ON 3: A look at CFPUA program to help residents without water
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 4:59pm.

video New Hanover County Commissioners want to help county residents struggling to pay their Cape Fear Public Utility Authority bills. It's a move that has some people asking why the county is getting into the charity business and wondering how the CFPUA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors program works.

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Gov. Perdue rejects Sen. Berger's tax hike debate
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 4:39pm.

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has dismissed an invitation by legislative leaders to debate her sales tax increase proposal, calling it a political stunt.

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Former city councilman's attorneys question WHA CEO's power to sue
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 4:26pm.

video The jury has not been seated, yet in the trial involving the Wilmington Housing Authority and a former city councilman is already heating up.

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CFCC honors history as newest campus building reaches milestone
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 3:58pm.

video A piece of the past is slowly taking shape in downtown Wilmington. Today, Cape Fear Community College held a topping out ceremony for the new Union Station building. But the building wasn't the only center of attention.

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Berger goes off on StarNews reporter in e-mail
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 3:35pm.

Good luck. Keep your deceitful “reports” coming. I’ve heard less gossip and misplaced rumors in teenagers conversations than in your agenda-driven, weak reporting. I’m ashamed for you. I thought you might have some integrity and talent, but you’ve shown none of either.

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