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Archive for December, 2009

Verizon employees bring cheer to domestic violence shelter

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

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Verizon Wireless employees called in some holiday cheer for families from the domestic violence shelter. Thirteen hundred employees from the Verizon Call Center adopted 21 families from the shelter; twice as many families as last year.

Thursday, they dropped off tons of gifts; everything from a bicycle to a baby swing, to answer their holiday wishes.

“When most families, most victims come to us, they’ve left everything behind. They leave their clothes, they leave their children’s toys,” described Shanta Nowell of the domestic violence shelter. “So for them, this is a blessing, this is their Christmas basically.”

Friday, the gifts will be delivered to the families so they can open them on Christmas morning.

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Verizon Wireless employees called in some holiday cheer for families from the domestic violence shelter. Thirteen hundred employees from the Verizon Call Center adopted…

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Air of contention surrounds Titan

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

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Opponents of the Titan Cement Plant have filed suit, asking the state to review the permitting process.

The North Carolina Environmental Policy Act requires projects that will impact the environment and use public money to undergo an environmental review before permits are issued.

The state and county have promised four-and-a-half million dollars in incentives for the cement plant, which still must undergo an environmental review by the army corps of engineers.

However, the state has already issued a draft air pollution permit; opponents would like that decision reviewed.

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Opponents of the Titan Cement Plant have filed suit, asking the state to review the permitting process.

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Island of Lights Tour of Homes back at Pleasure Island

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

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The Island of Lights has become a holiday tradition on Pleasure Island. But last year, part of that tradition was missing. The Tour of Homes is back this year though.

Last year only two families signed up for the tour forcing organizers to cancel it. This year, though, organizers said folks signed up early. There are eight homes and one church on the tour ready to show off their holiday décor.

“Some get real extravagant. Some are simple. You’re going to see everything from a beach décor to something up north; so you got all kinds of different people,” said Tour of Homes chair James Allen.

The Tour of Homes is Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at Linda’s Fashions in Carolina Beach. You also have a chance to win a pair Friday on Good Morning Carolina.

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The Island of Lights has become a holiday tradition on Pleasure Island. But last year, part of that tradition was missing. The Tour of Homes is back this year though.

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Areas targeted for annexation sue to stop St. James

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

St. James | Some property owners St. James is trying to forcibly annex have filed a lawsuit claiming the annexation is invalid and unenforceable. The lawsuit, filed Dec. 3 in Brunswick County Superior Court, contends the planned annexation does not meet statutory requirements for annexation.

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Wilmington council weighs contract to continue Cross-City Trail

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington City Council will meet in a special session this morning to consider a $1.5 million contract with Elite Construction & Grading Inc. to build the second phase of the Cross-City Trail.

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