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Archive for March, 2009

Port forums present two sides of issue

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Boiling Spring Lakes citizens are looking for answers about a mega international terminal planned near their small city.So the city will hold two public forums in an effort to get more information from two sides of the $2.2 billion project.

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Sewage spill stinks up Wilmington neighborhood

Monday, March 16th, 2009

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Residents in one New Hanover County neighborhood learned putting the wrong materials down your toilet and sink can create big problems for the sewer system on Sunday.

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority responded to what they are calling an out of the ordinary situation. A sewage overflow, caused by a mass of string, wipes, and grease, blocked up one of the pipes in the sewage system, causing a 5,000-gallon leak near George Anderson drive.

“Some of these may have been inadvertently dumped but some of them obviously look like they come from a household-type situation,” said Brock Ridout of Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. “Things that say on the box that they are flushable doesn’t normally mean that they are flushable. They may go down in the toilet but they don’t break down in the sewer system like other materials do.”

Residents are encouraged to review what can and cannot be put down the drain so incidents like this one can be avoided; this in turn saves time, money and helps keep our environment clean.

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Residents in one New Hanover County neighborhood learned putting the wrong materials down your toilet and sink can create big problems for the sewer system on Sunday.

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Driver in hospital after car fishtails on MLK Parkway

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Slick roads likely played a role in an accident that required rescue crews to use the Jaws of Life to extricate a woman from her black Jaguar after the car slid off Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway just before noon Monday.

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NC police search for restaurant robbery shooters

Monday, March 16th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — Police are investigating a robbery and shooting at a Charlotte restaurant where two employees were killed in an attack 18 months ago.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Capt. Jeff Pless said a manager was wounded in the Sunday night robbery at Moe’s Southwest Grill in the city’s Dilworth section.

Police say the manager was shot in the foot during the 10:40 p.m. robbery and described her injury as superficial.

Pless said the restaurant had closed when two or three men entered, one carrying a rifle and another a machete.

Investigators reviewed surveillance video from the store but haven’t described the suspects.

Two employees were shot to death during a robbery at the same store in October 2007.

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

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Police are investigating a robbery and shooting at a Charlotte restaurant where two employees were killed in an attack 18 months ago.

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Fifth case of rabies confirmed in New Hanover County

Monday, March 16th, 2009

A dead raccoon found on Old Military Road became the fifth confirmed case of rabies found in New Hanover County this year.

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