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Archive for March, 2012

UPDATE: Boil water advisory ends for Aqua North Carolina customers along River Road

Monday, March 12th, 2012

UPDATE MONDAY, 12:50 p.m.: On Saturday, March 10, 2012, a water main break on River Road interrupted service to about 200 customers in a small section of New Hanover in River Oaks, the Sanctuary, Rouen Court and scattered homes on River Road. Aqua North Carolina, Inc. (Aqua) repaired the 8-inch water main and restored service to affected customers by 8 p.m. Saturday. A precautionary boil water advisory was issued until tests could be performed on water samples collected after the repair was completed. Those test results, received today, showed no bacteria, and Aqua has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory effective today. Customers no longer need to boil water used for consumption.

Customers can contact Aqua’s customer service by phone at 1.877.987.2782 or visit the website at www.aquaamerica.com for more information.


WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Aqua North Carolina, Inc. (Aqua) crews have been on site this afternoon working to repair an 8-inch water main break along River Road. Aqua expects to have repairs made and water service restored by 8 p.m.

Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increase the potential for the introduction of bacteria into the water system. Therefore, the Division of Environmental Health advises that, when water service is restored, customers must boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or used bottled water. Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that might be present in the water. Water for bathing, washing or outside use does not need to be boiled.

Once water service is restored, Aqua will flush the water main to ensure that adequate chlorine levels are re-established. In addition, Aqua will collect water samples to verify the absence of bacteria that might have been introduced into the water system during the break and repairs. We expect to have the results of those water samples on Monday, March 12, 2012. When test results are clear, Aqua will issue another press release indicating that it is no longer necessary to continue to boil your water.

This boil water advisory affects an estimated fewer than 500 customers in River Oaks, the Sanctuary, Rolling Court and scattered homes along River Road. These customers lost water service today and must boil their water before consumption when service is restored.

Customers can call Aqua customer service toll-free at (877) 987-2782.

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Santorum: Convention would give me GOP nomination

Monday, March 12th, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum says he believes he would get the Republican presidential nomination if that race lasts until the GOP nominating convention.

Without naming chief rival Mitt Romney, Santorum says that if the race remains undecided by the party’s August gathering in Tampa, the GOP will not nominate a moderate former Massachusetts governor who has decisively outspent his opponents but been unable to knock them out of the race.

Romney has a delegate lead over his remaining rivals, and his aides have said none of his competitors are on a path to garner the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

But Santorum said Monday that the primary contests are now moving to states in which Romney will be less successful in winning delegates.

Santorum was interviewed on NBC’s “Today” show.

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

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Oleander Drive section to close for four days

Monday, March 12th, 2012

The road will be closed from Dawson Street to Mimosa Place from 9 a.m. Monday to 11 p.m. Thursday..

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Farmers turns back the clock at Southern Farm Days

Monday, March 12th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — North Carolina’s foundation is farming, and although the southern tradition has changed over the years, the love of the land remains.

The Cape Fear Farm Heritage Association is all about preserving the past and making history come alive. Saturday and Sunday, you can take a trip back in time at Southern Farm Days. You can experience farming like it used to be, complete with horses, antique tractors and equipment and much more.

“Today… everything is computerized,” CFFHA President Robert Mills said. “All the planters and the pickers, everything you can use today are computerized. It’s almost not like a job anymore. It’s just like a hobby.”

Southern Farm Days are this weekend at the Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home. It’s old-fashioned fun for the whole family.

For more information, visit the Southern Farm Days website.

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Banks request for receiver denied in Coastal Companies case

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Bank of America’s request for a receiver was denied in its suit against developer Mark Saunders.

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