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Commissioners to negotiate solid waste deal with Waste Industries

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video After years of debate the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners has decided to take out the trash, and send it to Sampson County. Full story...
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WASTEC smokestack demolished

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videoDemolition crews brought down the200-foot tall steel smokestack at New Hanover County's former WASTEC facility early this morning. Full story...
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Former WASTEC facility deconstruction to begin

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Parts of the former WASTEC facility will be torn down Tuesday in effort to protect New Hanover County personnel and property. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. throwing away incinerator plan

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video New Hanover County is trashing a plan a deal to get the county's solid waste incinerator back up and running. But the ongoing discussion about what to do with garbage has cost the taxpayers a pretty penny. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Recuperating Thompson attends commission meeting as Berger pulls another no-show

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video New Hanover County Commissioners were expected to talk trash today, but by the end of their meeting, the trash talk was aimed at one of their own. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission trashes Covanta deal

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video New Hanover County Commissioners will have to start talking trash all over again. Today, they threw out Covanta Energy's proposal to reopen the old WASTEC facility. Full story...
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County continues conversation on Covanta incinerator plan

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New Hanover County Commissioners talked trash again today. They discussed a contract with Covanta Energy to refurbish the county's trash incinerator. At a cost to the county of about $32 million, Covanta is proposing a 20-year commitment to re-furbish and run what was formerly known as WASTEC. Full story...
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Commissioners approve Pleasure Island beach renourishment, discuss incinerator's future

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved a more than $14 million renourishment project for both Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. Part of the price tag is being funded at the federal and state level, something that commissioners say could soon come to an end. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Newspaper ads stir WASTEC controversy

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video Two full page ads in the Sunday edition of the StarNews are getting some special attention today. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. hires new environmental management director

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New Hanover County has hired a new Environmental Management Director. Joe Suleyman will have to hit the ground running, as County Commissioners gave the go-ahead this week for staff to negotiate a contract with Covanta Energy to restart the old WASTEC incinerator. Full story...
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Commissioners to negotiate renovation of trash incinerator

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After a work session and public hearing, the board unanimously voted to negotiate the terms with Covanta Energy, a company that was selected by New Hanover County to potentially operate the Sustainable Energy Facilty, what used to be known as WASTEC. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners talk budget, look to renovate office building, discuss WASTEC

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video New Hanover County Commissioners talked budget today. Commission Chair Ted Davis says the board is trying to put together a budget that will use the revenue neutral tax rate this year and next year. Full story...
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WASTEC, workers wait to find out what's next

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video New Hanover County is down in the dumps after shutting down its WASTEC facility. Last night county commissioners voted to shut down the trash incinerator after a review of the facility revealed that it was in horrible shape. Full story...
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Commissioners vote to shut down WASTEC

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New Hanover County Commissioners made a big decision about the future of the county's trash during their meeting last night. Full story...
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Collected drugs go up in smoke

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Thousands of pounds of medications are off the street for good. The final step of Operation Medicine Drop took place today at the WASTEC facility in New Hanover County. Full story...
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