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Archive for January, 2012

Whiteville store sells second winning lottery ticket in six months

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Hill’s Food Store sold the ticket that matched four white balls and the Mega Ball in Friday’s drawing.

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Berger votes against transferring donated money to help people who can’t afford CFPUA bills

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The relationship between New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger and the rest of the board has been sour for quite some time, and this morning’s meeting did not help improve it.

A vote to transfer thousands of dollars in private donations to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority to help county residents without water seemed to be a no-brainer to the majority of county commissioners. Two we spoke with say they just don’t understand why Berger would vote against it.

“I don’t know why he would oppose people donating money,” Commissioner Rick Catlin said. “I mean, I didn’t understand why he opposed it.”

Commissioner Jason Thompson said, “People trusted the county to collect their donations and then to provide it to those who needed assistance, so how could I not vote for that?”

Berger was the only commissioner who voted against transferring $10,000 in private donations to CFPUA’s fund to help customers with their water bills.

“Basically what he says by voting no is good-hearted citizens in our community who donate money to a charity through the county, ah we’re going to keep your money and not give it to the charity. That doesn’t make sense,” Thompson said.

According to Berger, it makes perfect sense. His explanation was that the county should instead work to lower CFPUA’s rates so that fewer people need the donations. But back in April, Berger who served on the CFPUA’s board, voted in favor of changing water tiers and raising their rates.

“It didn’t make sense to me, and he can say all day long, ‘I didn’t vote for it,’ but there’s written records, there’s video. You can see it. He certainly did,” Thompson said.

Thompson says this is not the first time Berger has flip-flopped on issues. He says Berger’s actions are inconsistent with his comments; an ongoing theme since he started on the board.

“If you don’t understand what you’re voting on, then you either need to get up to speed, or you need to go somewhere else, because it is far too important to not understand your yes and no votes,” Thompson said.

We tried to talk to Commissioner Berger about his vote today. He has not returned our messages.

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3 arrested in armed robbery of Pizza Hut driver

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Three men were arrested and charged with robbing a Pizza Hut delivery driver.

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Families’ gift helps UNCW in fight against cancer

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A new $1 million distinguished professorship will help UNCW fight cancer.

The Lucy Ann Boddie-Brewer Distinguished Professorship will allow the School of Nursing develop new programs focused on the deadly disease.

The gift is named in honor of a woman who died of cancer in 1994. The Brewer and Boddie families’ gift of $667,000 will be matched by $333,000 from the state’s Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund.

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Two Wilmington B&Bs receive AAA Four-Diamond award

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

The Graystone Inn has received the accolade for 13 straight years, and The Verandas for ten years in a row.

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