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Archive for April, 2012

UNCW kicks off new chancellor’s installation events

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

School plans smaller lead-up to chancellor ceremony

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Ben Kingsley in talks to play villian in ‘Iron Man 3’

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

LOS ANGELES, (E! ONLINE) — Tony Stark’s latest enemy? How about Gandhi?

Following in the footsteps of Jeff Bridges and Mickey Rourke, Ben Kingsley is in talks to play the supervillain in Iron Man 3, which is scheduled to start filming in Wilmington later this spring.

So just which baddie will it be?

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ONLY ON 3: 12 years after annexation, some Masonboro residents still waiting for city services

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The City of Wilmington is taking steps toward providing city services to annexed Monkey Junction. But one area annexed by the city more than a decade ago still is not receiving some of those basic services.

“The taxes are enormous, and I get no services,” said Sandra Hankin, who has lived off Seabreeze Blvd. in Masonboro for more than 32 years. In 2000 the City of Wilmington annexed the area. She says despite paying her taxes and the city’s many promises, she still does not have city water, a city sewer system or many other services.

“The city has not done more than temporary, or shall we say baby steps towards addressing that,” Hankin said. “It’s something to keep me quiet, but nothing that really is effective.”

The city says the problem has to do with easements.

“There are about one percent remaining that do need to get water and sewer hookups, and the reason that that hasn’t been done is basically because we have not been able to get easements to the properties,” city spokeswoman Malissa Talbert said.

Residents say problem is the city is low-balling them for access to their soundfront property.

“They at first offered us $11,000,” resident Madeline Scully said. “We’re in negotiation. It’s not going to fly.”

People who live off Seabreeze Blvd. say residents in Monkey Junction have every reason to be worried about annexation.

“I know those people in monkey junction have great concerns, and they need to, because there are promises that have not been kept,” Hankin said.

Residents we spoke with said they approached the city about a rebate on their taxes, but the city said no.

The city says the long-awaited services are probably a year or two away.

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HeartsApart.org to be honored at White House

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

HeartsApart.org is one of 20 finalists selected from more than 300 hundred submissions.

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Carolina Beach Police looking for suspects in LSD, mushroom bust

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Carolina Beach Police are looking for two men wanted after officers busted a drug house.

Saturday police responded to 210 Raleigh Ave. That led the department’s vice/narcotics officer to execute a search warrant, which resulted in a large seizure of liquid LSD, LSD blotter paper, a Psilocybin mushroom growing operation, suspected psilocybin mushroom chocolates and drug paraphernalia.

Police have arrest warrants for the Ryan Kenneth Smith, 34, and Michael Joseph Delaney, 28, for a host of drug charges.

If anyone has any information of where Smith or Delaney may be, call the the Carolina Beach Police Department at (910) 458-2540 or the CBPD tip line at (910) 458-1246.

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