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Archive for April, 2009

Beloved downtown Wilmington chef Hakim Clemmons dies

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Chef Hakim Clemmons died in his sleep April 26 at home. The chef unknowingly suffered from an enlarged heart.

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Precautions in the works in case of swine flu

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

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North Carolina’s health director said of the ten to twenty suspected cases of swine flu that were tested in the lab today, all of the results came back negative. Dr. Engel said the state of the swine flu in North Carolina is stable, but people should be on alert.

Wilmington agencies continue to refine their plans, should the outbreak hit closer to home. And for agencies like homeland security, the airport and county emergency services, it’s important to keep their staff healthy too.

Before you step off a vessel at the Port of Wilmington, you’ve got to face the Coast Guard first. With the swine flu epidemic, two levels short of becoming a pandemic, members of the Coast Guard are making sure our coast stays flu-free.

Emergency services in Brunswick County are quickly thinking of ways to protect their employees…

“We’re trying to keep our staff healthy, because we are taking care of people, we need to keep a healthy staff,” said Brian Watts of the Brunswick County EMS.

If you plan on flying out of ILM, they’re preparing for the worst too. Airport officials aren’t panicking, but they are screening all their passengers for swine flu symptoms, as they pass through security and on and off the aircraft.

The airport also has a universal plan for any all-communicable diseases. “We have a plan in place, if that should happen, to isolate the aircraft, immediately contact the health department from New Hanover County, as well as the CDC in Atlanta,” said Gary Broughton.

New Hanover Regional is equipped with Tamiflu in case of a confirmed outbreak in our area, but it is only to be used to emergency purposes only.

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videoNorth Carolina’s health director said of the ten to twenty suspected cases of swine flu that were tested in the lab today, all of the results came back negative. Dr. Engel said the state of the swine flu in North Carolina is stable, but people should be on alert.

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Intracoastal dredging project gets millions in stimulus money

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Millions of dollars from the federal stimulus bill will soon be flowing to the coast for dredging of the Intracoastal Waterway and the state’s numerous inlets, including several shoaling-prone waterways in Southeastern North Carolina.

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N.C. attorney general lays out initiatives

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

State Attorney General Roy Cooper spoke at the N.C. Sheriff’s Association conference here on Tuesday to tout initiatives that would pair law enforcement with children and reign in repeat offenders.

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Marino on Money: April 28

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

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In this economic environment, education can be quite a financial burden. In today’s Marino on Money, Ross Marino tell us about setting up college funds.

A viewer asked, “I would like to set up a college fund for my 11-year-old grandchild. Which fund would your recommend and why?”

There are many ways to help your grandchild pay for college. Considering what a college degree is worth, it is good investment for your family.

According to the US Census Bureau in a report titled, ‘The Big Payoff’, a college degree is worth a lot of money. The US Census Bureau said a high school graduate can expect, on average, to earn $1.2 million over his or her lifetime. Someone with a bachelor’s degree should expect $2.1 million. For a master’s degree, you can expect $2.5 million. That is a tremendous difference in lifetime earnings, so helping a child or grandchild with college expenses is a worthwhile investment, assuming the student doesn’t major in partying, and flunk out. But if the student graduates, his or her potential earnings are well worth the cost.

If you want to help your grandchild, the first decision is now or later? Do you want to start saving money now a college education, or just prepare to help them when the student is ready attend?

The next decision is whether you want to keep control of the money, or you want to give or gift the money. We’ll look at each of those decisions tomorrow.

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videoIn this economic environment, education can be quite a financial burden. In today’s Marino on Money, Ross Marino tell us about setting up college funds.

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