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Archive for October, 2008

New Hanover commissioners to vote on rolling back water, sewer rates

Monday, October 20th, 2008

The commissioners will vote today on a resolution that would ask the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority board to consider resetting the rates to what they were before the authority took over July 1, and then rolling out an increase no greater than 9 percent.

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Gas likely alone in price drop

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Worries over a global recession have pushed the price of oil to its lowest in over a year. Don’t expect the same for a bottle of beer, a tube of toothpaste, or a box of cereal. You can blame “sticky” prices.

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Boundaries of Appalachia redrawn

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Tabbatha Tubbs laughs at the thought of Washington politicians decreeing her hometown Appalachian. After all, there’s not a mountain in sight from the gently rolling countryside in Carlisle, Ky., best known for its thoroughbred horse farms.

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Ocean Isle Beach fire victims’ families hold fundraisers

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Families of seven South Carolina college students killed in a beach house fire in Ocean Isle Beach last year are working to raise money for scholarships and to help others who have suffered fire losses. The Greenville (S.C.) News reported the groups plan two fundraising events this week in Columbia.

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Carolina Beach golf cart taxi a first in N.C.

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Hey, man. Follow that golf cart. <br>Randall “Rando” Purdy hasn’t gotten any taxicab confessions yet. But he’s just started hauling his first passengers around Carolina Beach – in a six-passenger golf cart.

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