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Archive for February, 2012

Goodwill – Railroad museum salutes volunteers

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

A number of organizations around the Wilmington area depend on volunteers to function.

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Driver in ABC store crash facing DWI charge

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Police have charged the driver of a pickup truck who crashed into a Boiling Spring Lakes ABC store.

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NC Senate panel recommends changes after Irene

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A North Carolina legislative committee responding to the effects of Hurricane Irene and preparing for future storms has made several recommendations but no appeal for additional funds for the recovery.

The Senate emergency preparedness panel held its last meeting Wednesday and agreed changes should be made within agriculture and emergency management agencies. The panel sent additional recovery issues to other committees.

Committee chairman Sen. Pete Brunstetter of Forsyth County said the panel never received a legislative agenda or monetary request from Gov. Bev Perdue’s administration after the August storm.

State officials have said they should be able to pay for the state’s immediate share of the recovery from Irene. The state’s top emergency response official told lawmakers the state has so far accumulated $32 million in expenses.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Greenpeace protesters arrested at NC demonstration

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Six Greenpeace demonstrators have been arrested after hanging a banner in front of the Duke Energy building in Charlotte protesting rate increases for the utility’s customers.

The demonstrators hung a sign between two 20-foot-tall tripods that said “No Dirty Rate Hikes.”

Last month, the state Utilities Commission approved an overall increase of 7 percent for the company’s nearly 2 million North Carolina customers.

Charlotte police say the six demonstrators face a range of misdemeanor charges. The names of the protesters were not immediately available, but Greenpeace says all six are from North Carolina.

Duke Energy says the rate increases approved last month will go toward $5 billion in new construction to replace older, dirtier power plants over the next three years.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Carolina Beach getting a Hampton Inn

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

The new developers plan to break ground on the hotel in May.

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