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Archive for March, 2012

Events to recognize anniversary of New Bern battle March 9 – 11

Friday, March 9th, 2012

North Carolina is recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Bern this weekend

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NC OKs wind farm near Beaufort Co. wildlife refuge

Friday, March 9th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina officials are approving a proposed 11,000-acre wind farm in Beaufort County that critics worry could kill migrating birds landing at a nearby wildlife refuge.

The News and Observer of Raleigh reports the state utilities commission said Thursday it had no legal authority to reject the Pantego Wind Energy Facility.

Regulators say the wind farm cannot go ahead without state and federal environmental permits and other strict conditions.

The project proposed by Chicago-based Invenergy would feature nearly 50 turbines, each reaching nearly 500 feet into the air.

Environmentalists who usually support renewable energy projects oppose this one near the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. They fear the migrating birds seeking refuge there could be killed by the giant spinning blades.

Information from: The News & Observer,

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

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Seaman’s Center looking for new home

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The International Seamen’s Center at the State Port of Wilmington is looking for a new home

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Wilmington Council to tour Durham Bulls stadium

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Durham Mayor Bill Bell has invited the Wilmington City Council to visit the Durham Bulls Athletic Park

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Wilmington City Council to tour Durham ballpark

Friday, March 9th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington City Council is making a road trip to check out life in the minor leagues.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell has invited the council members to visit the Durham Bulls Athletic Park next week to hear first hand about the City of Durham’s experience with development of a minor league baseball stadium and its economic impact.

Council members will tour the ballpark and hear from Durham leaders about how the development around the stadium, called the American Tobacco District, which they will also tour, came about.

Wilmington City Council is considering a plan to build a minor league ballpark in Wilmington that would be home to an Atlanta Braves farm team, as well as hosting other events throughout the year.

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