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Archive for August, 2011

Wastewater spill in New Hanover County during Irene

Monday, August 29th, 2011


WILMINGTON, NC (CFPUA) — The CFPUA Operations Department responded to a sewer spill which occurred Saturday from a manhole located at the Airport Pump Station #62. The loss of commercial power and failure of an in-place generator caused the spill.

Approximately 9,900 gallons was discharged, most of which flowed into the Smith Creek watershed. CFPUA crews stopped the spill by restarting the standby generator and pumping and hauling wastewater. Commercial power has since been restored and the pump station has returned to normal operation. Repairs are being made to the permanent generator.

This incident has been reported to the NC Division of Water Quality.

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Perdue asks for federal disaster declaration

Monday, August 29th, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue is asking for a federal disaster declaration for seven coastal counties that suffered severe damage during Hurricane Irene.

The declaration would mean homeowners and business owners could get help cleaning up and repairing damaged property.

Perdue is asking for assistance in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico and Tyrrell counties. She says more counties may be added as emergency management teams continue to assess damage across the eastern third of North Carolina.

The federal government already approved an emergency declaration in 34 counties that gave local governments federal money to help them prepare before Hurricane Irene struck Saturday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Shore Lines – Tires wash ashore with Hurricane Irene

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Some interesting things washed ashore after Hurricane Irene’s path cleared the area.There were shells of all shapes and sizes, large starfish and – tires.Old vehicle tires washed up on several North Carolina beaches Saturday and Sunday after the storm knocked them loose from artificial fishing habitat reefs. Sometime in the 1970s the tires were dropped with chains into the ocean to help build the artificial reefs and produce attractive fishing grounds – a practice that has since been discontinued, according to a news release sent Monday from the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries.

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Thank you, Cape Fear, for making WWAYTV3.com #1 during Irene

Monday, August 29th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — When severe weather hits the Cape Fear, folks here know they can depend on the StormTrack 3 Weather Team and WWAYTV3.com to keep them informed online.

During the three days of the storm (Thursday, Friday & Saturday.) more than 160,000 people visited WWAYTV3.com and the site had almost 690,000 pageviews those three days (according to Google Analytics).

Over the past 30 days, WWAYTV3.com has had almost 2 MILLION pageviews and 603,000 visits.

Thanks to all of you who stay in touch with us via the website and have come to trust the work we do online.

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Incentives could lure ‘Project Soccer’ to Brunswick

Monday, August 29th, 2011

North Carolina is in a shootout with one or two other states for "Project Soccer," and economic incentives may be the game-changer. Several Southeastern North Carolina legislators said the General Assembly may consider special economic incentives to the unnamed company behind Project Soccer, a proposed development that could bring as many as 1,500 jobs to the border of Brunswick and Columbus counties.

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