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Archive for April, 2012

Authorities warning of new, legal drugs

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Pump-It is the innocuous brand name being given to a stimulant drug named methylhexanamine.

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NC Republicans say April 23 session will be quiet

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Republican legislators don’t plan to take any substantive action when the General Assembly reconvenes later this month.

House Speaker Thom Tillis wrote colleagues Monday saying there will be no recorded votes taken when his chamber meets at noon April 23. He encouraged most colleagues to stay at home and to defer financial compensation for that day’s work.

Senate leader Phil Berger’s chief of staff also confirmed Monday that the Senate has no plans for recorded votes that day.

The Legislature agreed last fall to return to Raleigh every couple of months until the budget-adjustment session begins May 16. Democrats have worried the mini-work sessions could be used to override more vetoes by Gov. Beverly Perdue.

The Republicans completed one override when they returned to Raleigh in early January.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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$2.5 million facility will focus on barrier island research

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

The $2.5 million facility, funded entirely by private donations, boasts a research library, a media center and several research labs.

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Braves, Mandaly to hold press conference on proposed ballpark

Monday, April 9th, 2012

It’s unclear what will be announced at the press conference, which will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the lawn of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.

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FIRST ON 3: Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties to hold press conference on ballpark

Monday, April 9th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Atlanta Braves Organization and Mandalay Baseball Properties are going to make an announcement regarding a baseball park in Wilmington.

According to a press release sent by the organizations, the press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday on the lawn of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.

Representatives from the Atlanta Braves, Mandalay Baseball and business representatives involved in the project will speak.

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