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Archive for November, 2009

Waste officials see positive response after plastic bottle ban

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.Mcgrath@StarNewsOnline.com

When North Carolina moved to kick the can from landfills in 1994, the message that aluminum being tossed out in the trash was illegal got crushed by public apathy. But when the state moved to ban plastic bottles from the dump effective Oct. 1, the response was overwhelming.

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New Hanover’s Zimmer Cancer Center gets $2 million for minority research

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington cancer researchers have received a second round of federal funding to address the disease’s unequal burden on minority and underserved groups.

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NC tries to estimate jobs, dollars of creativity

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — North Carolina’s culture mavens are out to show that real jobs flow from creative pursuits like arts, design and new media.

State Cultural Resources Secretary Linda Carlisle and Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco release a report Tuesday in Charlotte on how creative industries contribute to the economy.

Officials are trying to put some estimates on the value of artists, historical preservation and Internet publishing.

Advocates say creative pursuits are responsible for thousands of North Carolina jobs and millions of dollars. Supporters say communities where arts workers are concentrated are considered to have better quality of life, which attracts new businesses.

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

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North Carolina’s culture mavens are out to show that real jobs flow from creative pursuits like arts, design and new media.

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Use of gas chamber stalled for Brunswick County Animal Shelter

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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We have been following the installation of a refurbished gas chamber at the Brunswick County Animal Shelter.

Last week, an industrial hygienist inspected the machine to make sure it met state standards. One valve needs to be replaced before the machine can operate.

But Brunswick is not the only county that did not pass inspection.

New Hanover and Bladen counties both failed inspections by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Both counties have voluntarily agreed to stop using their chambers until they meet state standards.

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We have been following the installation of a refurbished gas chamber at the Brunswick County Animal Shelter.

Last week, an industrial hygienist inspected the machine to make sure it met state standards.

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Man found shot to death at NC motel, no arrests

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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GREENSBORO — Police are investigating the shooting death of a man at a North Carolina motel, the third shooting victim at the motel since Oct. 20.

Multiple media outlets reported police were called to a room at the LandMark Inn in Greensboro early Tuesday. Officers found the body of 28-year-old Willie James Bolden Jr.

Police have no suspects or motive.

Bolden is the third victim connected with the motel in the past five weeks.

Thirty-four-year-old Jermaine Bennett Tinsley was shot and killed at the motel on Oct. 20.

Forty-three-year-old Byron Robert Renwick was found shot in a pickup truck on the same street as the motel Nov. 3. Police determined he had been shot at the motel and drove a short distance away.

Two men have been charged with first degree murder in the earlier shootings.

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

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Police are investigating the shooting death of a man at a North Carolina motel, the third shooting victim at the motel since Oct. 20.

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