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Archive for March, 2009

UNCW becomes prepared for crisis situations

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

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UNC Wilmington has just been recognized as the first institution of higher education in the state to complete a FEMA-approved crisis mitigation plan.

About 25 institutions nationwide have this designation, which means the university is prepared for crisis situations like hurricanes, winter storms, or a terrorist attack.

In addition, UNCW is one of only 14 universities in the nation to be certified as storm-ready by the National Weather Service.

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UNC Wilmington has just been recognized as the first institution of higher education in the state to complete a FEMA-approved crisis mitigation plan.

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Single-engine plane crashes near Burgaw

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

A single-engine plane crashed near Burgaw on Thursday, severely injuring the aircraft’s occupant, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.The crash occurred near Stag Park Road in Pender County. It’s unclear when the crash happened, but patrol officers were dispatched about 1:30 p.m.Check back later for more on this developing story.

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Power outage left much of Brunswick Co. in cold

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

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On this cold Thursday morning, much of Brunswick County was without power. A Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperative spokesperson told WWAY power was out from Supply southward to the state line.

Power was restored around 9:00 this morning, and the spokesperson said it’s believed the problem started at the Prospect Transmission Substation near Supply.

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On this cold Thursday morning, much of Brunswick County was without power. A Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperative spokesperson told WWAY power was out from Supply southward to the state line.

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3 workers from developmental center in Kinston

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

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KINSTON, N.C. — Three workers at a state-owned developmental facility in North Carolina have been fired after an investigation into patient abuse.

The Kinston Free Press reported Thursday that the state Department of Health and Human Services began investigating the allegations Feb. 3 at Caswell Developmental Center in Kinston. The center provides care to individuals with mental retardation.

One health care technician was fired last month and two more were fired Monday. Department spokesman Mark Van Sciver said another employee has been cleared, while one employee’s status is pending.

The acting director of the center, Kate Snodgrass, said she couldn’t release details of the investigation but said the center regrets what happened.

The center has more than 1,600 employees who serve about 430 people who live at the center.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Three workers at a state-owned developmental facility in North Carolina have been fired after an investigation into patient abuse.

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3 buses carrying Marines crash in NC

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

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MAYSVILLE, N.C. — Authorities said three buses carrying Camp Lejeune Marines have crashed in eastern North Carolina, injuring nine Marines and one civilian.

Marine Corps Capt. Clark Carpenter said a bus driver was critically injured and air lifted to a hospital after the Thursday morning crash in Jones County. He said none of the Marines was
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Jones County authorities said the wreck occurred on U.S. Highway 17 near Maysville, about 20 miles north of Camp Lejeune. Carpenter said investigators believe the third bus failed to stop for traffic and collided with the bus it was following.

Carpenter said 59 Marines and one sailor were on the buses traveling to Norfolk, Va. The troops are scheduled to begin training exercises March 10 in advance of their deployments.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Authorities said three buses carrying Camp Lejeune Marines have crashed in eastern North Carolina, injuring nine Marines and one civilian.

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