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Archive for June, 2012

Arrowhead Park to reopen this week

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

New Hanover County’s Arrowhead Park reopened this week after being closed

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Health Notes – Golf tournament raises more than $100,000

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

A roundup of health news from around the area.

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Bridge work delayed until after Labor Day

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The four-lane bridge will be spared from being restricted to two-lanes at times this summer.

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NC House approves amendments to water laws

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A bill requiring cities to provide water and sewer service to all property owners within their urban growth areas has been approved in the North Carolina House.

Lawmakers voted 66-50 Wednesday to approve the bill after voting to end discussion. It now moves to the Senate.

The measure requires cities provide water and sewer service to all property owners within their urban growth areas. It also delays environmental protections for new developments impacting Jordan Lake for two years.

Supporters of the bill say it protects property owners and prevents municipalities from discriminating. Opponents say it undermines environmental protections and harms city planners.

Democrats again raised objections that the measure was being unfairly rammed through. Republicans dismissed the concerns, and said the impacts are being exaggerated.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Man arrested for refusing to cooperate with authorities

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Deputies responded to a call from a man threatening to harm himself and others. Deputies arrived at the home of Jimmy Lee Frink, 55, just after 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Once on scene deputies observed Frink in the house peering out the front windows, but would not come out when asked to do so by officers.

The Brunswick County SWAT unit and Helicopter were also dispatched to assist if needed in this situation.

Deputies decided to enter his home using the SWAT unit. Mr. Frink was arrested unharmed, and was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center where he had a previous charge of Failure to Appear for assault on a government official. He is also being charged with resisting an officer.

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