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Archive for September, 2009

Wrightsville Beach residents to be surveyed on recycling

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

By Patricia E. MatsonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Wrightsville Beach residents will have an opportunity to help their town on Saturday, just by answering some questions about recycling options.

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Bladen County commissioners okay selling of euthanized cats

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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Bladen County commissioners gave the okay Tuesday night to selling dead cats. County commissioners approved selling euthanized cats for educational purposes.

Bladen County has a history of having too many felines. Now they will be sold for $4 each to a biological supply company, and vet students will be able to practice on them. In the last two weeks Bladen County has euthanized 22 cats.

“This has nothing to do with inhumane treatment. This is at the end of the process. If the cats aren’t adopted out and they have to be put to sleep, then currently they are placed in the landfill,” said Bladen County Health Director Wayne Stewart. “Instead of putting them in the landfill, this way they can help teach students, high school and college and vet students that go to Carolina Biological Supply are used as cadavers.”

As of Tuesday night there were 38 cats at the Bladen County Animal Shelter and 20 dogs.

Commissioners also approved a rate increase for animal adoption from $15 to $25, which includes a rabies shot.

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Bladen County commissioners gave the okay Tuesday night to selling dead cats. County commissioners approved selling euthanized cats for educational purposes.

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Man shot by deputy died of single gunshot wound to chest

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

Alton Lawrence Walters, the man who was shot and killed Sunday night by a Brunswick County deputy, died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to the medical examiner’s office in Jacksonville.

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NC heating bills expected lower than last year

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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RALEIGH — North Carolina households can expect lower heating bills this winter as the recession forces energy costs down.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that slower economic activity has cut demand and forced energy producers to cut costs. Electricity and natural gas utilities have been able to lower their costs.

PSNC Energy is expected to charge 28 percent less, saving about $38 for the typical home natural gas bill.

Piedmont Natural Gas will charge about 16 percent less this winter.

Progress Energy is asking state regulators for a rate cut of less than 50 cents a month for the typical household.

Duke Energy, however, raised its rates about 5 percent this month.

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

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North Carolina households can expect lower heating bills this winter as the recession forces energy costs down.

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Community leaders hold forum for Leland residents

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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Leland residents got an inside look at their town from community leaders Tuesday night. The first Leland community forum was held at town hall.

Residents heard reports from town officials, including the police chief and the public works director. They got their questions answered and learned what is going on in the various departments.

Residents said it was informative, and showed the work the town does for them behind the scenes.

Tom Mancari attended the community forum and said, “People ought to support the community and know what’s going on. A lot of people are very quick to criticize and I think it’s important to know the various departments and where to go for help.”

The meeting was the first of three Leland community forums, which are divided up based on neighborhoods.

Tuesday night’s focused on the part of town near Mallory Creek.

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Leland residents got an inside look at their town from community leaders Tuesday night. The first Leland community forum was held at town hall.

Residents heard reports from town officials, including the police chief and the public works director.

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