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Archive for July, 2012

How other areas attract companies, expansions

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Last month, Roxboro landed 131 new jobs when a drivetrain manufacturer said it would expand there.

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Carowinds reopens WindSeeker ride

Monday, July 16th, 2012

FORT MILL, SC (AP) — Carowinds has reopened its new WindSeeker ride a day after it had stranded about two dozen riders high in the sky.

The theme park that straddles the North Carolina-South Carolina state line had its 300-foot tall swing ride shut down around 10 a.m. Saturday with 25 riders aboard.

After nearly an hour, the ride lowered the passengers to about 30 feet in the air, where they were stranded for nearly two hours before getting back on the ground.

Carowinds said a sensor in the ride engaged, causing the safety system to activate.

Park officials say maintenance and safety workers adjusted the sensitivity of the safety brake and ran test cycles Saturday and Sunday before opening it to the public about noon Sunday.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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McIntyre’s camp announces fundraising amount for second quarter

Monday, July 16th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– The Mike McIntyre for Congress Campaign Committee announced today that it raised almost $400,000 during the second quarter.

McIntyre’s campaign also has over $1 million cash-on-hand and has raised over $1.4 million for the 2012 election cycle.

Congressman McIntyre said, “Our campaign is continuing to grow and gain momentum all across Eastern North Carolina because our focus is on citizens, communities, and cooperation- not any partisan agenda! Working together, putting people over politics, and issues over ideology will continue to be the core of our efforts.”

Exact fundraising dollar totals:

$384,210.24 raised this quarter
$1,076,351.01 cash-on-hand
$1,417,234.81 raised this election cycle

McIntyre will face Republican David Rouzer in November.

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Pender News & Notes – Theater performance; railroad history; boating safety class

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Surf City Community Center’s Readers Theater class will perform “Alice in Wonderland” at 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, at Surf City Community Center.

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New Hanover News & Notes – Outstanding graduate; Hoggard awards; science olympiad; science fair; Park Scholars

Monday, July 16th, 2012

William Peace University students named Leigh Wallace Hines, of Wilmington, Outstanding Graduate during the 2012 commencement ceremony on May 5.

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