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Archive for February, 2009

Sheriff’s office reports missing man found

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Christopher Thomas Reese, 25, contacted detectives Thursday, the sheriff’s office said.

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CFCC safety training center not properly built

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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Remember the brand new safety training facility Cape Fear Community College unveiled last fall?

Well, the ten million dollar training center for New Hanover County fire fighters and first responders has not actually been used. That is because it was not built properly.

The contractor did not use waterproof concrete block for the walls like he was supposed to, which is a big problem since firefighters douse the walls with water during training.

A CFCC spokesperson said the contractor has agreed to replace the concrete blocks at no cost to the college, but it could be up to a year before that is finished, and the facility can be used for training.

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The ten million dollar training center for New Hanover County fire fighters and first responders has not actually been used. That is because it was not built properly.

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Kellie Pickler announced as second Azalea Festival headliner

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Kellie Pickler, who finished sixth on “American Idol” in 2005 but has since gone on to considerable success in the world of country music, will perform during the 62nd annual Azalea Festival on April 1.

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N.C. public universities to likely see tuition hike

Friday, February 13th, 2009

The broad series of hikes for next semester will raise tuition and fees by as little as $71 at East Carolina University to as much as $432 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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Twestival brings Twitter users face to face for charity

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Twestival, which raised money to build wells in Africa, was organized through Twitter and brought together people from disparate backgrounds, many of whom had never met face to face.

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