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Archive for August, 2009

Better water coming to Ogden residents and others

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Residents in the Ogden area and other parts of Northern New Hanover County will soon be getting better water.

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Getting pampered at a fraction of the cost

Monday, August 10th, 2009

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A day at the salon can cost hundreds of dollars if you get a facial, manicure, pedicure, massage and hair cut; but not necessarily. At The College of Wilmington Cosmetology School, you can get a manicure and pedicure package for only fifteen dollars. That was a deal for Juanita Bullard. “It is a good deal for me, because I’m on a fixed income and I watch my pennies.”

Up the road at Miller-Motte College, the hair styling clinic is in full swing. They offer the same services as a professional salon, at a cost of about 75 percent less. A cut and style here is only ten dollars, highlights range from 22 to 30 dollars.

“It takes a little longer, but it’s worth it. Its a win-win. Its an advantage for me because I don’t spend as much money,” said Kaila Malpass.

Miller-Motte’s massage clinic has 5,000 clients who take advantage of the one hour massage for thirty dollars, or one of the many other body treatments offered.

After a manicure, pedicure, facial, or massage you can’t forget about your teeth. CFCC’s dental clinic offers checkups, which includes cleaning and fluoride for $15. You can also get panoramic x-rays for $15.

“It saves a lot of money,” said dental clinic patient Glenda Norton. “It’s just economical it helps me, and I come once a year. This is my 2nd year.”

Now that’s something to smile about, because after all, isn’t saving money beautiful?

The College of Wilmington, Miller-Motte and Cape Fear Community College all offer cosmetology services. There are quite a few other services available as well, but you should call for an appointment.

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videoWhen you are trying to balance your budget with less money coming in, often the little luxuries are the first to go. But there is a way to work in the occasional day of beauty.

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New Hanover County helps the environment and recycles electronics

Monday, August 10th, 2009

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It was time to say goodbye to that old television that has been collecting dust.

“One of the key things with electronic recycling is the space that we save out at the landfill,” said Lynn Bestul New Hanover County Solid Waste Planner. “Plastic once it gets there and the glass from the monitors and the TV screens is going to be there forever.”

That is, unless you choose to recycle. And that is what hundreds of folks did Saturday in New Hanover County.

Not only is space an issue, but there are environmental concerns as well, because computers contain lead and mercury. They also contain arsenic, mercury, copper, titanium and the list goes on. But the largest part of a computer is silica; 25 percent. Iron makes up 20 percent. It is 23 percent plastic, and aluminum makes up 14 percent of most PC’s.

“We thought this would be a good opportunity to turn them in and end up not damaging the environment,” said Wilmington’s Bill May.

The electronic equipment, once it is loaded onto the Synergy truck, is headed for Madison, NC; a 5-hour drive by truck from Wilmington. “They’ll break it down and sell the plastic, the glass, all the copper, and all the aluminum inside. All of it is recyclable,” said Charles Scales of Synergy Recycling.

In the future, Lynn Bestul hopes to have a year round electronics recycling facility in New Hanover County, but there’s no timetable for such a project. As a result, Synergy Recycling will be back in a few more months.

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videoThe New Hanover County Environmental Management Department sponsored an electronics recycling event Saturday outside their Highway 421 facility. WWAY’s John Rendleman was has our report.

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The Music Man opens at Odell Williamson Auditorium

Monday, August 10th, 2009

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Friday was opening night for the Brunswick Little Theatre presentation of The Music Man. The Odell Williamson Auditorium in Bolivia was the place to be for this musical ensemble.

The lead character, Professor Harold Hill is a conman who plays the role of a traveling salesman in River City, Iowa. The Music Man features a large cast and a slew of familiar songs including 76 trombones.

There will be 3 more Music Man performances at the Odell Williamson Auditorium this coming weekend.

WWAY’s News Director Paul Paolicelli, is part of this musical production, he plays the trombone in the pit orchestra.

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Friday was opening night for the Brunswick Little Theatre presentation of The Music Man. The Odell Williamson Auditorium in Bolivia was the place to be for this musical ensemble.

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Forecasters warn of heat nearing triple digits

Monday, August 10th, 2009

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RALEIGH — The National Weather Service is warning residents of the Carolinas that a two-day heat wave could push temperatures near triple digits.

Forecasters said Monday temperatures could reach 100 degrees in some areas and heat indexes across much of the region will go even higher. The weather service issued a heat warning for parts of central and eastern North Carolina, saying people need to take proper precautions, such as limiting outdoor activity and drinking plenty of water.

Temperatures are expected to remain high on Tuesday before falling back to highs of about 90 by the middle of the week.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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The National Weather Service is warning residents of the Carolinas that a two-day heat wave could push temperatures near triple digits.

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