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Archive - Feb 29, 2012

State issues air quality permit for cement plant

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video A proposed cement manufacturing plant near Wilmington received an air quality permit today with strict limits for mercury and other air pollutants. The air permit is the first in a series of environmental permits that Carolinas-Titan Cement Co. would need for the facility in northern New Hanover County. Full story...
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NRC says building uranium enrichment plant in Wilmington safe

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued its final technical Safety Evaluation Report (SER) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a laser-based uranium enrichment facility proposed to be built in Wilmington. Full story...
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Special needs student dies after arriving at school on bus

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video A student from Rachel Freeman School of Engineering died this morning after arriving at school. Wilmington Police Department spokesman Det. Kevin Smith said the eight-year-old girl was unresponsive when a school bus for special needs students arrived at the school. Full story...
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NC man charged with burying dog alive

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A Cleveland County man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he tried to bury his dog alive. Investigators say the man buried the German shepherd mix's head in a shallow hole and packed its nose and mouth with dirt. Full story...
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Smoke south of city is woods fire

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The Wilmington Fire Department says smoke in the city is from a controlled burn in Brunswick County. Full story...
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WWAY anchors, reporters share love of reading during Read Across America

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Students at Forest Hills Global Elementary in Wilmington are learning this week just how important reading is from some of us who do it for a living. Full story...
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Animal Control officers join Sheriff's Office ahead of change

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has gone to the dogs. Kind of. The Sheriff's Office takes over Animal Control Services tomorrow. Full story...
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CFCC engine program gets heavy-duty donation

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The Marine Engine Technician Program at Cape Fear Community College just got a leg up on the competition. The program got two 6,000-pound boat engines today for students to break down and rebuild. Full story...
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Jordan's 9-bedroom home with full basketball court for sale for $29M

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Michael Jordan's longtime personal residence in suburban Chicago is for sale for $29 million. That includes nine bedrooms, 15 baths and five fireplaces. There's also a three-bedroom guesthouse, pool area, outdoor tennis court and three climate-controlled multi-car garages. Full story...
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Report: RI-based sport institute under investigation bought Bald Head properties

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A Rhode Island-based sport institute under investigation for how it spent taxpayer money reportedly bought nearly $3 million worth of resort property in North Carolina. Full story...
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