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Archive for September, 2009

Man arrested in hit-and-run of bicyclist on Market Street

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

The witnesses said the driver of a vehicle ran into the bicycle rider after the victim and he got into an argument while on the road.

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Home sales in Wilmington area drop in August

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Home sales in the area covered by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors’ multiple listing service dropped to 380 in August from 435 in July, the Realtors reported Wednesday.

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NC will require electronic breakers in new houses

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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RALEIGH — North Carolina regulators will require that all new homes be built with an electronic switch designed to prevent electrical fires.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday the Building Code Council had been moving toward dropping a requirement that arc fault circuit interrupters be installed in all living areas of new homes. The breakers already were required for bedrooms.

Some builders said the devices weren’t worth the extra expense.

Gov. Beverly Perdue last week wrote council members expressing her support for keeping the requirement.

The council voted Tuesday to do so.

Albemarle builder Mack Nixon is a member of the council who says he still doesn’t think the extra cost is worth it, but decided to go along with the governor’s request.

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

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North Carolina regulators will require that all new homes be built with an electronic switch designed to prevent electrical fires.

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Naked Kingfish restaurant on Market Street to close

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Naked Kingfish Seafood House at 6828 Market St. will close in two to three weeks, owner C.M. Rogers said Wednesday.

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New Hanover County prepares for flu season with forums

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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Flu season is just around the corner. The New Hanover County Health Department, and the county school system, teamed up Tuesday night at Eaton Elementary School for the first of three flu awareness forums.

The health department handed out information about the flu shot. While flu season is not yet here, the vaccine is currently available at the health department, pharmacies and medical providers.

Meanwhile, the H1N1 vaccine is currently not available. It will likely be out in mid to late October. At the meeting, health care specialists spread the word about how not to spread germs.

“When you’re sick – stay at home. Keep yourself separated from people you know to be ill or sick. And again just take care of your health. Eat healthy and get as much exercise as you can,” said Eric Ireland New Hanover County Deputy Health Director.

And, of course, wash your hands after you cough or sneeze.

The second flu forum is at Gregory Tuesday night. The final flu forum will be held at Anderson Elementary on the 29th.

Both forums will run from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Flu season is just around the corner. The New Hanover County Health Department, and the county school system, teamed up Tuesday night at Eaton Elementary School for the first of three flu awareness forums.

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