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Trash talk continues as county looks for landfill solution

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videoSince at least the 1980s New Hanover County Commissioners have debated what to do with the county's trash. After a work session on the issue today, the debate continues. Full story...
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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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