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Archive for March, 2009

Construction helps animals cross the road

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

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New road construction near Oak Island is helping to prevent road kill. Critter crossings have been placed under road construction off of Highway 211.

The road, which will eventually connect to the new Oak Island Bridge, now has five pipes embedded under the concrete to allow anything from raccoons to foxes to cross safely.

The tunnels have been finished even though work on the bridge has been stopped.

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New road construction near Oak Island is helping to prevent road kill. Critter crossings have been placed under road construction off of Highway 211.

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Topsail auditorium named for school board member Lanier

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

The new Topsail High School auditorium has been named in honor of one of its biggest advocates, school board member Kenneth Lanier.

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Pierce indicted on second degree murder charge

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

A New Hanover County grand jury Tuesday indicted 40-year-old Anthony Pierce on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the death of Wilmington Police officer Richard Matthews on Feb. 18, prosecutors said.

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Investigations continue in Oak Island Bridge death

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

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Progress on the Oak Island Bridge remains stalled. Investigators from the North Carolina Department of Labor are still looking into the construction accident in December.

Investigators have until June to issue citations for the incident.

Construction worker Jose Montalvo was killed after a girder he was on fell to the ground.

 
 
 
 

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Progress on the Oak Island Bridge remains stalled. Investigators from the North Carolina Department of Labor are still looking into the construction accident in December.

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Rabies case confirmed

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

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There have now been four confirmed cases of rabies in New Hanover County in the past two weeks.

On Sunday, Animal Control captured what neighbors off Wrightsville Ave. believed to be a rabid raccoon.

That raccoon tested positive for the disease on Tuesday.

Dr. Jean McNeal of New Hanover County Animal Control said that last time there were this many cases in the county was in the late nineties. She noted the importance of all pet owners to vaccinate their animals, to protect them from diseased wildlife.

There will be a free rabies clinic on Saturday, March 21st from 1:00 to 3:00. It will be held at the Animal Control Facility, located at 180 Division Drive in New Hanover County.

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On Sunday, Animal Control captured what neighbors off Wrightsville Ave. believed to be a rabid raccoon.

That raccoon tested positive for the disease on Tuesday.

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