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Archive for February, 2012

Brunswick Co. leader says “large project” currently in the works, met with company last week

Friday, February 10th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Word of whether Brunswick County will be the new employer for Caterpillar is still under wraps, but one county leader has confirmed a big project is currently in the works.

The Brunswick County Economic Development Commission met tonight in Leland.

“We met with the large project last week,” said Jim Bradshaw, the Executive Director of Brunswick County’s Economic Development Commission. “Last Monday we brought in a regional team, consisting of Wilmington, Brunswick County and Columbus County,”

Bradshaw cannot disclose whether that large project has to do with Caterpillar, but did say that Illinois, which is where Caterpillar is based, has shown interest in the area in looking to expand.

“If this lands in Brunswick County, it’s going to help the entire region,” Bradshaw said. “I thought it went really well and they thought it went really well.”

However, with Continental Tire and several other projects choosing South Carolina, Bradshaw admits its tough to compete.

“We got prepared in Brunswick County, by getting the land, the infrastructure in place,” Bradshaw said. “What was needed, we knew what needed to be done and we’ve done it. Now, the challenge is incentives. Where do you draw the line? “

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Southport officials close to picking manager

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Mayor Robert Howard said Thursday that the board of aldermen is negotiating with several possible candidates.

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Brunswick officials urged on incentives

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

County’s director of economic development presents goals for coming year.

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Woman accused of kidnapping newborn to plead guilty

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor in a case against a North Carolina
woman accused of snatching a newborn from a New York City hospital
more than two decades ago says she will plead guilty Friday to
criminal charges.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Surratt told a judge
Thursday that the plea will take place as part of a deal with the

Ann Pettway, of Raleigh, N.C., has pleaded not guilty to a
kidnapping charge. She was arrested in January 2011 on charges she
kidnapped Carlina White from Harlem Hospital in August 1987.

White is now 24 years old. The FBI has said Pettway took the
baby after her own childbearing efforts failed.

Public defender Robert Baum did not immediately respond to a
call for comment.

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Judge to weigh issue of allowing sandbags in front of Kure Beach complex

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Attorneys for The Riggings argue the denial of a variance for the 48-unit complex is placing the property in harm’s way.

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