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Archive for October, 2011

Standing water on Canal Drive in Carolina Beach

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

New Hanover County dispatchers are alerting fire, EMS and police units that there is standing water on the 700-1000 block of Canal Drive.

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Front Street to see new businesses

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– Downtown Wilmington might be starting to bounce back as a handful of businesses will be opening on Front Street. A few of those places are replacing legendary city locations like old Tom’s Drugs store and Orton’s Pool Room.

“It’s good to see that some of the places that were open in the past are now beginning to open up again so you can come down here and have a great time,” said Nicholas Kea, a Wilmington resident.

The old Tom’s Drugs store is now Village Market. Orton’s Pool Room is about to become Orton’s Underground and what used to be Rum Runners will soon be Marrakesh Mediterranean restaurant.

The changes along Front Street are not only exciting to the residents of our city but also to the business owners.

“I love downtown, that’s why I opened my business here,” said Hunter Ford, a downtown business owner.”I’m real excited to see some of these old places get recycled and be a little bit more modern.”

Orton’s Pool Room,which opened in 1888, closed just a few months ago. Orton’s Underground looks to bring a lot of the old pool halls characteristics back with a few upgrades. They are hoping to open before Thanksgiving.

“Bringing something back to Wilmington is going to be awesome, and bringing something that’s welcomed is cool,” said Daniel Dailey, Orton’s Underground Manager.

Another building, which used to be Rum Runners, also is a part of the streets alterations. According to its owners, Marrakesh looks to open its doors in about four weeks time. The Mediterranean restaurant specializes in cuisine like hummus and kabobs.

Plus you now have Village Market on the corner of Market and Front. The owner says the convenient store has only had a soft opening, meaning it is not complete. Despite that, the restoration to what used to be Tom’s Drugs store is already becoming a hit.

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Burgaw spa giving days proceeds to cancer survivor

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

When Betty Curly was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2010, she had no idea how she would afford to pay for treatment. Previous medical conditions forced her and her husband to leave their jobs, and both were left with no medical coverage.

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19-year-old missing after Friday jog in Shallotte

Monday, October 10th, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators in Brunswick County are looking for a missing teenager who never came home from a run Friday. Family and friends say they last saw Gavin Lane Friday when he went for a job at Brierwood Golf Course in Shallotte.

Lane is a white male with blond hair and a fair complexion. He is 5’10” and 150-180 pounds.

Anyone with information should contact Det. Ed Marti at (910) 279-6466 or Shallotte Police Chief Rodney Gause at (910) 386-8221

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Honda Aircraft to build $20 mil repair center in Greensboro

Monday, October 10th, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Honda Aircraft Co. is building a $20
million maintenance and repair center in North Carolina for a light
business jet expected to start rolling off nearby production lines
next year.

The company did not specify Monday how many workers would be
hired for its HondaJet repair center in Greensboro. The company
also is considering the area for a parts warehouse and for
production of components such as wings and doors. About 420 jobs
could result if Honda adds those operations to the maintenance
center announced Monday.

Honda’s existing Greensboro jet factory employs about 600 and
expects to add up to 300 more as it reaches full production.

The two-engine HondaJets were originally scheduled for delivery
in 2010, but that has been postponed until next year.

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

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