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Archive for September, 2009

New recycling regulations set to go into effect

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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Recycling has always been considered a good thing to do. Soon, it will also be the law.

According to NHC Landfill Manager Sam Hawes, “October 1st, the state is instituting a new recycling law that includes bans for plastic bottles, wooden pallets, and oil filters.”

The new ban will be put into place primarily boost awareness about recycling, and will be tough to regulate. It’s especially directed at businesses that use large quantities of recyclable items, like restaurants or auto mechanics, but residents are expected to follow the new law too.

Plastic bottles, wooden pallets, and oil filters, will be added to a list of other items already ban from landfills including aluminum cans, appliances, and antifreeze.

“We’re real excited about the bans, because hopefully it will enable us to save some of this additional landfill space for real waste that needs to be handled that way and we can extend the life of our facilities,” Hawes said.

Every second in the state of North Carolina, 80 plastic bottles are disposed of. By properly recycling them, you’re not only helping the environment and saving valuable landfill space, you’re also boosting the economy.

More than 14,000 people are employed in the recycling industry statewide.

“We need to be able to feed some of the corporations that employ quite a few North Carolinians, so there’s a company one of them, they make carpet with the plastic bottles,” said Lynn Bestul, a NHC solid waste planner.

Recycling seems to be catching on locally. Over the past couple years, the amount of recyclable material dropped off in New Hanover County has increased 71 percent.

Lynn Bestul hopes the new law will encourage residents and businesses to keep up the good work.

For more information you can visit the following websites…P2Pays,NHCGov, State recycling

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New shopping plaza in Surf City underway

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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Developers and town officials broke ground on Surf City Crossing Monday. The 70,000 square foot shopping center isn’t set to open till late next year, but excitement around the complex is already building.

Despite empty storefronts at other strip malls in the region, the developers are confident about the new complex.

“There are a lot of shopping centers today that may be struggling but if you build quality, in a quality location, with quality anchors, you’re going to have a success,” said Ken Hocker of Weingarten Investors.

One of those anchors for the new development will be a Harris Teeter supermarket.

For locals, the high-end grocer is a sign of a bright future.

“I think that it’s saying that we’re an up and coming community and it’s the place to be, where you want to live,” said Pam Honeycutt of the Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce.

With continued population growth expected for the Pender County beaches and a strong economic base the shopping center should draw plenty of customers.

“It’s just a tremendous market for retail, for business, for grocers and for restaurants,” Hocker said.

The ground breaking for the Surf City Crossing not only speaks to the growth of the topsail area, but it also means more jobs for those who already live here.

“The buzz word is j-o-b-s, jobs. We’re told that we’re looking at somewhere in the neighborhood of 100-plus jobs that will enable families to stay here, not travel for work,” said Surf City Mayor Zander Guy.

During a time when the Pender County unemployment rate is more than 11-percent, residents will surely dig the idea of bringing more jobs to the area.

The shopping center is only phase one of the complex. Once the retail space is completed the developers plan the build a luxury apartment complex right behind the new shops, but that ground breaking is still more than a year away.

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Summer weather was unremarkable for Southeastern North Carolina

Monday, September 21st, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Relatively dry, typical temperatures and calm.As the summer of 2009 moves out and fall officially starts Tuesday, the most memorable part of the year’s warmest season might be, well, how unmemorable it was.

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Hearing begins in Ocean Isle Beach parasailing deaths

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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The Coast Guard will hold a formal hearing into that fatal parasailing accident late last month in Ocean Isle Beach.

Investigators have recalled the crew of the parasailing vessel Tied High and several of its passengers for the hearing that starts Wednesday.

They are trying to finalize the timeline of events leading up to the accident that killed two women.

The hearing starts at 9:00 Wednesday morning in the New Hanover County Courthouse.

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The Coast Guard will hold a formal hearing into that fatal parasailing accident late last month in Ocean Isle Beach.

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Ocean Isle Palms could move forward without sewer

Monday, September 21st, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

Brunswick commissioners at their 6:30 p.m. meeting Monday are expected to consider allowing Coastal Construction of Eastern N.C. LLC to build homes in Ocean Isle Palms even though no sewer is available yet for the development.

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