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Archive for July, 2009

Air Force One Museum headed to Windy City

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

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Wilmington has taken a back seat to Chicago for the proposed Air Force One Museum.

One of the museum board members said Thursday the issue became how to acquire the land for the proposed site. Officials were hoping the museum would be located on a plot of land owned by the Department of Transportation near MLK Parkway and Kerr Avenue.

A few weeks ago, the city of Chicago presented the museum board with an offer of 100 acres, near an airport; an offer that was approved 8 to 2.

Air Force One Museum board member Howie Franklin said, “It’s very disappointing. I think Wilmington would have been a great place for it. It’s very disheartening.”

Franklin voted against the decision to send the museum to the Windy City. He also added that no contracts have been signed.

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Wilmington has taken a back seat to Chicago for the proposed Air Force One Museum.

One of the museum board members said Thursday the issue became how to acquire the land for the proposed site.

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CFPUA completes wastewater treatment facility project

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority celebrated the completion of an $80,000 plant project that has been 10 years in the works.

The point of the project was to expand and make upgrades to the Northside Wastewater Treatment Facility in Wilmington. Some changes include new water, clarifying, and odor-reducing systems.

“For the community, it means that they don’t have to worry about anything,” said CFPUA COO Nancy Gallinaro. “That their waste is being taken care of, that we’re taking care of the river, that we’re protecting the environment and every aspect, and that the people that they’ve elected, and the money that’s being spent, it’s all being done the right way.”

Gallinaro said this re-dedication ceremony was to commend all those involved for a job well done.

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority celebrated the completion of an $80,000 plant project that has been 10 years in the works.

The point of the project was to expand and make upgrades to the Northside Wastewater Treatment Facility in Wilmington.

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Brunswick County sheriff, ex-employee named as defendants in suits

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

A Leland man who suffered brain injuries and was in a coma after hitting his head on a Brunswick County jail cell has filed a lawsuit against the county’s sheriff’s office.

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Woman sexually assaulted early Monday morning

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

The Wilmington Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted a woman early Monday in downtown Wilmington.

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Brunswick County Bypass project sees help from stimulus money

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

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Stimulus funds are giving the state DOT the boost it needs to get started on another leg of the Brunswick County Bypass project.

Wednesday, the Department of Transportation announced that $26 million of stimulus money will help build the leg of the project that connects US 17 and 74/76 in Brunswick County. Construction on this leg of the bypass is set to begin next year.

Another part of the bypass that runs from Market Street to US 421 is already complete.

Construction on the last leg of the project between 74/76 and US 421, that will tie everything together, is scheduled to begin in 2012.

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Stimulus funds are giving the state DOT the boost it needs to get started on another leg of the Brunswick County Bypass project.

Wednesday, the Department of Transportation announced that $26 million of stimulus money will help build the leg of the project that connects US 17 and 74/76 in Brunswick County.

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