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Archive for March, 2009

Dangerous Dog Court hears three cases Wednesday night

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

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New Hanover County Dangerous Dog Court is a monthly feature on WWAY. There were three cases heard Wednesday night, as well as a lesson for us all on neutering.

One dangerous dog case Wednesday night involved a Welsh Terrier. It turned out to be a management issue. The dog was deemed not dangerous.

In a gentlemanly manner, two Landfall members pled their case about a dog bite that took place behind the gate. This too was labeled a management issue. The lab was also deemed not dangerous.

Then there was the case of Kahola the pit bull. He was found to be dangerous back in December.
This case will be continued 60 days so the owner can get the dog neutered.

Watch Wednesday’s Dangerous Dog Court highlights to find out more about this neutered dog case.

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videoNew Hanover County Dangerous Dog Court is a monthly feature on WWAY. There were three cases heard Wednesday night, as well as a lesson for us all on neutering.

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Boseman takes step to block Titan plant

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

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State Senator Julia Boseman upped the ante Thursday in the move to block Titan from building a cement plant near Wilmington. Her bill would put a moratorium on all cement plants in North Carolina. It would also require a study of various issues surrounding those plants.

Boseman has been a vocal opponent to the proposed Titan Cement Plant in Castle Hayne.

Bob Odom, general manager of Carolina’s Cement, Titan’s local subsidiary, said they are disappointed and concerned about the bill.

A group of local business leaders who support the plant also released a statement, calling Boseman’s legislation unconstitutional.

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State Senator Julia Boseman upped the ante Thursday in the move to block Titan from building a cement plant near Wilmington.

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Cape Fear Commutes 2035 kicks-off transportation plan for Cape Fear region

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

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The Cape Fear Commutes 2035 Transportation Plan kick-off will be on Friday March 20th at 2:00 p.m. in the Pine Room at the Northeast Branch Public Library on Military Cutoff Road. This plan will look 25 years into the future and address a broad spectrum of transportation requirements for the entire Cape Fear region. Nothing will be off limits. The plan will include an examination and evaluation of potential highway, rail, bus, ferry, aviation, bicycle and pedestrian projects in New Hanover County and parts of Brunswick and Pender Counties.

The Cape Fear Commutes 20035 Transportation Plan will include extensive public participation. The committee drafting the plan has created a survey and plans to host open houses throughout area communities over the next 12 months to receive citizen transportation recommendations. Enthusiastic public participation is essential in preparing a realistic transportation plan.

Visit CapeFearCommutes.org for more information.

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The Cape Fear Commutes 2035 Transportation Plan will look 25 years into the future and address a broad spectrum of transportation requirements for the entire Cape Fear region.

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UNCW riding wave of acclaim

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Psychology professor and avid surfer Antonio Puente was hooked as soon as he took a tour of the University of North Carolina Wilmington – and its nearby beaches.”As soon as I was taken to Wrightsville Beach, I was ready to sign the contract,” Puente said.

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BASF’s Wilmington plant prepares to close its doors

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

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At the end of the month BASF’s Wilmington plant will close its doors. Thirty-three jobs will be eliminated when the company closes its vitamin plant on the March 31st.

The plant is located on the Pender/New Hanover county line. The facility makes vitamin c supplements.

Site manager, Hector Juarez, said producing the supplements is simply too expensive. “We could not sustain the raw material at a low enough cost and our customers were not willing to pay enough for our products.”

BASF told employees about the shutdown in December and hired a firm to help the workers find new jobs.

Some of the employees will transfer to other BASF locations.

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At the end of the month BASF’s Wilmington plant will close its doors. Thirty-three jobs will be eliminated when the company closes its vitamin plant on the March 31st.

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