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Archive for April, 2009

Hope Mills felon pleads guilty to firearms charges

Monday, April 6th, 2009

A 30-year-old convicted felon who was chased by a homeowner who found him breaking into his residence in Wallace last year has pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges.

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Group protests Titan Cement at Monday meeting

Monday, April 6th, 2009

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A large group gathered to protest the proposed Titan America cement plant in Castle Hayne before Monday’s NHC Commissioners meeting.

A UNCW group called ECO, which stands for environmental concerns organization, organized the demonstration, but many community members joined them.

The group said they have a few goals they want to accomplish through this demonstration.

Firstly, they want to hold elected officials accountable for their decisions regarding the environment. Secondly, to show support for a recent bill proposed by Senator Julia Boseman, which would put a moratorium on cement plants in North Carolina. They also want to raise awareness about clean air and water, and promoting green jobs.

“This is the wrong thing to do and we need to keep the environment as safe as possible,” said Rosemary Toumey, who was protesting the cement plant.

Demonstration organizers asked people to speak up during the public comment period of Monday’s meeting.

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A large group gathered to protest the proposed Titan America cement plant in Castle Hayne before Monday’s NHC Commissioners meeting.

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City of Wilmington looking to cut budget for 2009-2010

Monday, April 6th, 2009

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Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo called the outcome of Monday’s City Work session sobering. The city will have to cut its budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. How much is not yet certain.

Monday city officials reviewed suggestions for 5, 10, and 15 percent budget cuts. Fire and police staffs are most likely to be affected by the budget cuts. Mayor Bill Saffo said the cuts are a necessary evil to avoid raising taxes.

“Obviously there’s going to be some pretty dramatic cuts, possibly in services,” said Saffo. “We have to be able to relate to the community that if we’re going to hold the line on taxes were going to have to look at cutting some kind of a service.”

The City Council will review the suggestions from Monday’s Work Session and consider them when forming the budget. The council must balance the budget by the end of June. It will go into effect July 1st.

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Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo called the outcome of Monday’s City Work session sobering. The city will have to cut its budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. How much is not yet certain.

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New Hanover County recycling center reopens

Monday, April 6th, 2009

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A New Hanover County recycling center that closed down will reopen thanks to a strong show of support from area residents.

The county shut down the recycling center in front of Lowe’s Food on North College Road last month, after residents in a nearby apartment complex complained of litter and noise. But there was backlash from people who relied on the facility as a drop of spot for their recyclables.

The county’s solid waste planner said he got more than 400 phone calls asking to put the center back. “Public outcry was unbelievable. They show their support for recycling. They were very upset that we removed the containers,” said Lynn Bestul.

Before the containers return, the county will build an 8-foot fence to reduce the amount of noise and litter. The center could reopen by the end of April or the beginning of May.

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A New Hanover County recycling center that closed down will reopen thanks to a strong show of support from area residents.

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Tuesday forecast contains a dose of winter

Monday, April 6th, 2009

A cold front moving into our area was forecast to sweep away the thunderstorms but bring some of the coldest weather April has ever seen here.

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