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Archive for August, 2009

One Tree Hill shoot looks to close Causeway Bridge

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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There is a road closure coming up at Wrightsville Beach to allow for a One Tree Hill shoot.

The town said it is working with producers of the TV show and the DOT to ensure the shoot will not interfere with traffic flow.

Show producers want to close down the Causeway Bridge over Banks Channel for five hours the morning of August 31st.

We will have more details on detour routes as the shoot approaches.

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There is a road closure coming up at Wrightsville Beach to allow for a One Tree Hill shoot.

The town said it is working with producers of the TV show and the DOT to ensure the shoot will not interfere with traffic flow.

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Hurricane Bill expected to bring rip currents to area beaches

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Hurricane Bill is still 2,200 miles from Wilmington. But the storm is already worrying local officials.

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Feds: Home burglary operated in NC, SC for years

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Federal law enforcement officials say a home burglary ring that operated for several years in North Carolina and South Carolina has been dismantled.

The Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said at least nine people participated in the ring.

Among the items taken were more than 125 guns.

The ATF says the ring targeted homes in more than a dozen counties, including Mecklenburg, Union, Cabarrus, Stanly, Anson and Rowan in North Carolina and York and Marlboro in South Carolina.

Federal and local authorities have scheduled a news conference Thursday in Albemarle to identify the defendants and outline the charges.

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

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Federal law enforcement officials say a home burglary ring that operated for several years in North Carolina and South Carolina has been dismantled.

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Durham group warns speeders with paintball guns

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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Some folks in Durham are warning motorists to slow down in their neighborhood or consider going to a body shop.

The group known as Angry Neighbors with Paintball Guns is fed up with what it calls Durham’s inability or unwillingness to deal with speeders. So the group has posted these signs throughout the city warning motorists that it is enforcing the speed limit with paintball guns.

The group said drivers who do not get off the gas will be shot. “We’re trying our hardest to slow down speeders,” said Moe Rivera of Angry Neighbors with Paintball Guns. “The city has been working with us. We want people to be mindful of how fast they’re going.”

Police in Durham are painting a different picture for the group. They said the signs could be a distraction to drivers and that it is a crime to shoot a paintball at a vehicle.

People in one neighborhood said they like the signs because they bring attention to the problem.

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Some folks in Durham are warning motorists to slow down in their neighborhood or consider going to a body shop.

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Maryland company buys NC site for solar farm

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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LINWOOD, N.C. — A Maryland company has bought a site in North Carolina for a photovoltaic solar farm.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that SunEdison LLC has started grading on the 357-acre site. SunEdison is the largest solar-energy company in North America.

The Beltsville, Md., company plans to spend $173 million. Besides 80 construction jobs, the company plans to have three employees.

Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp. said 15 months ago it had signed agreements with SunEdison to buy the entire output of the solar farm for 20 years. Production is expected to begin by December 2010.

The farm will produce 18 megawatts of energy, with Duke customers getting 16 megawatts, or enough power for more than 2,600 homes. Some of the energy would be lost during the transfer
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(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A Maryland company has bought a site in North Carolina for a photovoltaic solar farm. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that SunEdison LLC has started grading on the 357-acre site.

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