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Archive for July, 2009

Practicing cell phone courtesy

Monday, July 27th, 2009


When we are out in public, often times the cell phone becomes the “yell” phone. It did not take long to find people who agree.

“I’m a dental hygienist for a local dentist and often times people will not turn their phones off, and will continue having conversations when they come into our treatment rooms,” said Catherine Royal.

Paul Brown of Java dog said, “It’s very frustrating because a lot of people will come up in line on the cell phone and you’re trying to move a line along, there’s people behind.”

To the 270 million Americans who use a cell phone, this month is for you. July has been named National Cell Phone Courtesy Month.

We love having stylish ring tones, but if you think you might be bothering the people helping you or around you, consider switching your cell to vibrate or silent.

“Finish what’s important first, whether it’s placing your order or finishing your phone conversation,” added Brown.

When you’re in the movie theatre or out to eat, silence your calls and let them go to voicemail. It sounds obvious, but it doesn’t hurt to have a conscience reminder.

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videoJuly marks National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, reminding us to practice proper cell phone etiquette and think twice before we pick up a call in public. WWAY’s Hailey Winslow is at the iDesk with more.

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$600 million in renovations, upgrades planned to New Hanover utility systems

Monday, July 27th, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

One year after it took over control of the water and sewer system, the authority is busy moving dirt and laying pipes, expanding treatment plants and planning for future growth.

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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 8 p.m. for Southeastern North Carolina

Monday, July 27th, 2009

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued at 12:49 p.m. Monday for six counties in Southeastern North Carolina.The watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Monday for Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender and Robeson counties, according to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington.

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Utility authority spends $17.7 million on pay, benefits

Monday, July 27th, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has more employees and spent more on salaries in its first year than Wilmington and New Hanover County’s utility divisions did the year before the authority took control.

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Offshore drilling on state panel’s agenda at UNCW

Monday, July 27th, 2009

A state committee looking into ways to meet the state’s future energy needs will meet at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Tuesday.The Offshore Energy Exploration study group will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the auditorium, Room 1008, in the school’s Computer Information Systems Building on the main campus.

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