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Archive for March, 2009

Rhino Club, Club 21 fined for overcrowding

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

A crowded bar or dance floor might not just generate some extra cash for Wilmington’s popular nightspots. It could cost them too.

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Preparing ahead can help when children go missing

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

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When a child is missing, every moment counts. Taking a few minutes to prepare now, could save precious time in an emergency.

In the U.S., a child is reported missing every 40 seconds. “And when it does, people will be like this isn’t real, this can’t be happening, and they haven’t prepared,” said NHC Chief Deputy Ed McMahon.

Getting prepared only takes a few minutes. “If the parents would have digital photographs on a jump drive or something like that that they could give to us, we could get the picture out real, real quick,” McMahon noted.

It’s also important to have a child ID kit. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has them for free. “With the ID kits, we have inkless fingerprints, we’ve also got an area where the parent can put all the necessary information about their child, they can have it with them. New to this is a swab where the parent can keep the DNA sample. This is all kept by the parent so if something ever did happen, the parent would have everything we could possibly need.”

Without a kit like this, it could take hours to gather all the critical information law enforcement needs to search for your child.

In a state of panic, remembering details like height, weight, and birthmarks may be difficult. That’s why having the ID kit in a safe place at home and the laminated card in your wallet is so important.

Katrina Cantrell has a card she keeps in her wallet at all times. “I have a missing/exploited children’s card that has her name, age, and our address and phone number in case anything ever happened to her.”

She’s now preparing child ID kits for all of her kids.

Law enforcement officers will be handing out child ID kits for free this Saturday at the Independence Mall. They will be hanging out near the Easter Bunny, from 11:00-3:00.

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videoWhen a child is missing, every moment counts. Taking a few minutes to prepare now, could save precious time in an emergency.

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NRC reviews GE Nuclear’s uranium enrichment plant proposal

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun its review of the laser uranium enrichment plant proposed for GE Nuclear’s facilities in Castle Hayne.The NRC said Monday its staff has accepted for formal review an environmental report submitted Jan. 30 by General Electric Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment LLC (GLE).

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Southport senior center set to open in July — four months behind schedule

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The senior center is under construction in a 13,100-square-foot space in Smithville Crossing, a shopping center at N.C. 211 and N.C. 87.

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New jobs coming to Columbus County

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

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Some good news for folks looking for work in Columbus County.

Atlantic Automotive Enterprises is moving it’s facility from Longs, South Carolina, to Tabor City and plans to create 23 new jobs for the Columbus County town. In addition, the space where the company will be located needs to be renovated, and local contractors will have the opportunity to bid on the project.

The move is expected to pump more than $500,000 into the Columbus County economy. AAE hopes to be open in Tabor City by the end of the year and will be hiring customer service and warehouse staff.

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Atlantic Automotive Enterprises is moving it’s facility from Longs, South Carolina, to Tabor City and plans to create 23 new jobs for the Columbus County town.

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