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Archive for July, 2012

‘Safe Haven’ film officials outline controlled fire plan

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Address concerns during Board of Aldermen meeting

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Crime rates decline in state, region

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Exceptions to downward trend include murders in city, Pender crimes

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Ballpark supporters: where have they been?

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We’ve heard a lot lately from those against building a tax-funded ballpark in the Port City, but not much from those who support it. Thursday, we asked them why they have been MIA.

At Wilmington City Council meetings, there are always at least two are three who speak out against the stadium, but not many have come forward to rally support.

Jim Hundley, the spokesperson for the Wilmington Ballpark Coalition says he hopes to start more of a grass roots campaign to support their effort and City Council’s push to move the project forward.

“We’ve not been speaking publicly about it, we’ve been working kind of behind the scenes with the business community and the people that support it,” Hundley says. “It’s going to take a lot of people to get this done but we still remain optimistic and think it’s a good deal for the city.”

John Hinnant, the executive director of Wilmington Downtown Inc. says both those for and against the stadium will make a more prominent stance once more facts come out.

“What is this whole package going to look like, how much is it going to cost, what’s the site going to be,” Hinnant says. “Now that some of the details are starting to get finalized, until we know all the details, it’s hard to advocate for something you don’t know about. I think they’re taking a more strategic approach in the sense that it’s betting to have the details and better to have the information. It’s better to have the city work through the process.”

WWAY also spoke with Chris Fernandez, the founder of Portcitybaseball.com, who says they are still here and still talking with people and businesses to get on board in supporting a stadium.

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Kitchen Cops 7/12/2012

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — In this edition of Kitchen Cops one low and one high performer to report

First the low, at Fibbers Public House at 1610 Pavilion Place in Wilmington inspectors found a long list of violations including:

Pizza crust in contact with shelving
Ice on floor in freezer
Open cans in fridge
Dish machine not sanitizing
Ice bin/soda nozzles need cleaning
Need food thermometer
Fruit flies present
Dishes stacked wet
Tongs on fryer need cleaning
Single service cups dirty
And many items and areas that need cleaning

Total a low 87 the Fibbers Public House.

Now on to a high score at Papa Murphy’s at 5954 Carolina Beach Rd Suite 180 in Wilmington

In a clean sweep inspectors could find no violations and add two points for a food safety course.

Score a perfect 102 for Papa Murphy’s.

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Company says Time Warner can’t use PA station

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – The company that owns the Pennsylvania NBC affiliate that’s replacing one of its network counterparts in North Carolina says Time Warner Cable may have misappropriated its signal.

The cable company and the parent firm of WXII in Winston-Salem have failed to resolve a contract dispute, taking the station off the air and substituting it with WBRE in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

A statement issued Thursday from Nexstar Broadcasting Group said Time Warner didn’t have permission to use the WBRE signal. The Irving, Texas-based company said it would pursue all legal and regulatory means to stop Time Warner from broadcasting WBRE in Winston-Salem.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported that Time Warner contends it’s within its rights to use the WBRE signal.

Winston-Salem viewers need a digital antenna to see WXII programming.

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

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