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Bladen County excited about Dupont and new jobs

Friday, August 21st, 2009

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Construction on the facility at the Dupont plant on the Bladen/Cumberland County line actually started last year. But the economic slump forced Dupont to halt construction, until now. The facility will produce polymer for a product used to make solar panels. It is news that has plant manager Karen Wrigley beaming.

“Another green resource for energy and that’s why with all the green initiatives, the photovoltaic is growing and continuing to grow at a rapid rate,” said Wrigley.

With the new facility come ten new jobs, plus up to another ten contracted spots. Bladen County resident Leisa Gore Dowless said, “Anytime you hear of an opportunity for new jobs, you get excited.”

The average annual wage of the new positions will be more than $36,000. That is at least ten thousand dollars more than Bladen County’s average annual wage.

Bladen County Commissioner Larry Smith said, “We’re just proud to have Dupont in Bladen County and proud they’re investing as much as they are in their plant to move forward and be a leader.”

Not only does it mean some new employment, but is reassuring for the plant’s 600 workers.
“Having the second investment here with a business that you know is going to be here for the long term, makes the job security for the employees here very good,” added Wrigley.

The new facility is expected to be up and running by July.

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videoThere is some positive economic news from Bladen County. The Dupont facility on the Bladen/Cumberland County line is expanding. The company’s 55 million dollar investment will produce new jobs.

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WWAY’s Fifth Quarter and high school football kicks off Friday

Friday, August 21st, 2009

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Don’t forget, the high school football season officially kicks off Friday night.

If you want to catch your favorite team’s highlights or see how your rival fared, tune in to WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 11:00 p.m. Friday night for this season’s first edition of the Fifth Quarter.

John Rendleman and the gang will have all the scores and highlights from games around our area. It is the Fifth Quarter tonight at 11, right here on WWAY NewsChannel 3.

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Don’t forget, the high school football season officially kicks off Friday night.

If you want to catch your favorite team’s highlights or see how your rival fared, tune in to WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 11:00 p.m. Friday night.

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Missing Brunswick County teenager found

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Brunswick County | Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies have found 17-year-old Madison Nichole Walters, according to a statement released Thursday from Beth Boling of the sheriff’s office.

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Hurricane Bill brings out the red flags along coast

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Officials aren’t taking any chances with the powerful storm, whose swells were already churning up the surf in Southeastern North Carolina on Thursday. Red warning flags will likely stay up through Sunday.

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Topsail postpones beach renourishment vote

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonStarNews Correspondent

Topsail Beach | In a special meeting Thursday, the Topsail Beach commissioners voted to postpone a vote on the contract for the town’s interim beach nourishment project.

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