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NC waste management director retiring in June

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North Carolina's chief landfill and hazardous waste regulator is retiring this spring. Division of Waste Management Director Dexter Matthews told agency workers Monday of his decision to leave June 1 after 13 years at his current job and 30 years in environmental and public health protection. Matthews says his plan had always been to retire at 30 years. Full story...
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Chimney Rock park to remain closed a bit longer

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The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that Chimney Rock Access will not open on Saturday as planned. The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation said the road was supposed to be closed no longer than three weeks and that the park would close in late January. Full story...
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As new hotel opens, so does long blocked street

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video After nearly two and a half years of construction the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Wilmington is open for business, as is a street blocked for during its construction. Full story...
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Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald's with breakfast

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Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco. Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.M. Crunchwrap designed to appeal to its fan base of younger men. Full story...
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Fuzzy Peach sold in deal worth up to $830,000

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videoFuzzy Peach, a self-serve frozen yogurt store started by a group of UNCW graduates with locations in three states, has been sold. Full story...
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DAK files federal suit to get back pension overpayments

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videoDAK Americas' pension plan overpaid 15 former employees of its shuttered Navassa plant and now wants that money back, according to a suit filed Thursday in federal court. Full story...
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Prosecutors file new subpoenas over Dan River coal ash

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Federal prosecutors have served North Carolina's environmental agency with 20 additional subpoenas seeking documents and ordering state employees to testify before a grand jury. The move is part of a broadening criminal investigation triggered by a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River. Full story...
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Icy conditions hurt Valentine's Day flower delivery

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video Power outages and icy roads delay preparation for florists' biggest day of the year. Full story...
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Wilmington's Freaker USA part of GMA's 'Deals & Steals'

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video A Wilmington business was featured again on ABC this morning. Freaker USA was among consumer reporter Tory Johnson's latest edition of "Deals and Steals" on Good Morning America. Full story...
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Ice freezes some local deliveries, accelerates others

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video With many of the roads in Southeastern North Carolina resembling ice rinks some companies have decided the risk of driving isn’t worth the reward, but that’s not stopping restaurants from delivering any way they can. Full story...
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Water main breaks, boil water advisory in effect

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videoA 12-inch water main, approximately 60 years of old, broke earlier Tuesday night and CFPUA crews are conducting the repair, requiring water service to be affected to the addresses listed above. Full story...
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GE Hitachi to pay $2.7M to settle false claims suit

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videoThe US Justice Department says GE Hitachi has agreed to pay $2.7 million for allegedly giving false information to federal regulators. Despite the settlement a company spokesman says GE Hitachi "vigorously denies" the allegations. Full story...
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