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Archive for February, 2010

Brunswick County budget priorities are cutting property taxes

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

County Manager Marty Lawing said he won’t yet announce a deficit number for 2010-11 as other communities have. He said it would be unfair and misleading.

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New Hanover County gets no-discharge ruling for sewage in coastal waters

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

The federal government has agreed to New Hanover County’s request to make all of the county’s coastal waters a “no-discharge” zone for boat sewage.

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Missing documents lead to partial shutdown at Global Nuclear Fuel

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

By Jim Brumm Citydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

An ongoing review of safety-related documents at Global Nuclear Fuel resulted in the temporary shutdown of part of the company’s Castle Hayne uranium fuel fabrication operations, the company told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday.

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State senator records song about canceled Willie Nelson concert

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

By Ana RibeiroAna.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

State Sen. Charlie Albertson says he can relate to country music legend Willie Nelson. A lifelong musician himself, the Duplin County Democrat spent 56 days on a tour bus in Germany in the late ’70s and understands how “a bus is sort of like a home to a band,” he said

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Whale kills SeaWorld trainer as horrified guests watch

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. | A trainer at SeaWorld Orlando died Wednesday after a killer whale attacked her in front of a horrified audience.Orange County Fire Rescue spokesman John Mulhall said paramedics were called to the Shamu Stadium at the theme park resort where they found a worker who could not be revived.

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