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Archive for April, 2009

UNCW tea party

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

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On UNCW’s campus Wednesday, the college republicans spent most of the afternoon handing out pamphlets and information on what they say is wasteful spending.

A spokesperson said the recent Wilmington City Council trip to the nation’s capitol is one example of money that was not well spent.

That was $19,000 in taxpayer money.

The group hopes the small demonstrations around the state will force all elected officials to make better decisions with taxpayer money.

“We’re a small group, I’m hoping that the people in Washington will see every little group that’s going on and we’ll have the big impact. And they’ll see that they’re upset about what’s going on and we’re upset that they’re spending our tax dollars the way they’re spending them,” said UNCW senior Tyler Cralley.

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On UNCW’s campus Wednesday, the college republicans spent most of the afternoon handing out pamphlets and information on what they say is wasteful spending.

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Man charged with breaking into vehicle, stealing iPod

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Wilmington police charged a man Wednesday with breaking into a vehicle on Market Street.

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New Hanover busing schedule could be effected by budget cuts

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

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Budget cuts will likely have an impact on New Hanover County’s busing schedule.

The new plan is not in place yet, but it will force the county to be more efficient with the bus routes. The county needs to reduce mileage and costs.

As a result, some students in New Hanover County may have to face a 2-part bus trip, making a connection on the way to school.

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Budget cuts will likely have an impact on New Hanover County’s busing schedule. The new plan is not in place yet, but it will force the county to be more efficient with the bus routes.

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New nonprofit raises money for public health care initiatives

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

For more than a year, organizers have pieced together the nonprofit Public Health Foundation of New Hanover County. On Saturday, the fledgling foundation holds its first official event, a charity golf tournament at the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course.

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Cause of Oak Island bridge collapse released

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

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The Department of Transportation said they now know what caused the Oak Island Bridge to collapse in December, taking the life of one worker.

In sixty-seven page report released Tuesday, the DOT said evidence shows the couplers that connected parts of the steel road support brace were welded together, which ultimately weakened the rods to the point where they couldn’t support the weight of the girder.

The report also points out several metal braces near the girder weren’t installed properly.

The DOT will continue to review the report, and make suggestions in order to resume work on the bridge as soon as possible.

All major work was stopped on that bridge after the collapse.

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The Department of Transportation said they now know what caused the Oak Island Bridge to collapse in December, taking the life of one worker.

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