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Archive for January, 2010

ABC administrators take home even more money, new details show

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

Billy Williams has gotten $30,000 bonuses every year for the past four years and earned thousands in longevity pay.

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Area unemployment up again

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

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Unemployment continues to rise in our area. The Employment Security Commission today said more than 18,000 people in the Wilmington metro area were out of work in November. That’s an unemployment rate of 10.2 percent, which is up from 9.8 percent in October.

Bladen (12.1) and Pender (10.9) Counties were both down one-tenth of a point from October and November. But Brunswick County’s unemployment rate increased nine-tenths of a percent to 11.5 percent while Columbus (12.9) and New Hanover (9.5) were both up three-tenths.

For more information about unemployment rates click here from the Employment Security Commission.

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The Employment Security Commission today said more than 18,000 people in the Wilmington metro area were out of work in November.

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Update – Woman killed in Carolina Beach Road crash was recent Ashley High grad

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

The woman who died early Tuesday morning as a result of injuries sustained in the crash on Carolina Beach Road has been identified as Marjorie Jean Whitney, 19, of Wilmington, according to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department.

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Brunswick authorities searching for missing Calabash man

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

The Brunswick Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing Calabash man.Tom Joseph Deane, 59, was last seen Jan. 2, according to a news release from Beth Boling with the sheriff’s office.Deane is 5-foot-8, 160 pounds and drives a blue 1968 Volkswagen Beetle, Boling said.

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9 NC mountain counties seek disaster aid

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

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BOONE, N.C. — Nine counties in the North Carolina mountains are asking for help paying for damages caused by two winter storms last month.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the counties are seeking help from state and federal agencies to cover expenses from a Dec. 18 snowstorm and a Christmas Day ice storm. The counties stretch from Asheville along the North Carolina-Tennessee line and include Watauga and Ashe, where the ice storm caused the most damage.

Watauga County’s emergency management director, Steve Sudderth, says he estimates the two storms cost the county roughly $4 million in damages and expenses.

The storms caused widespread power outages.

Information from: Winston-Salem Journal

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Nine counties in the North Carolina mountains are asking for help paying for damages caused by two winter storms last month.

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