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Archive for September, 2012

Neighbors concerned about proposed 190-foot cell tower

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

A 190-foot cell phone tower proposed for a tract along Market Street is raising concerns of area residents.

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Keselowski emerges late to win at Dover

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Brad Keselowski had just enough fuel left to take the checkered flag Sunday at Dover International Speedway for his second victory in three weeks.

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Medicine drop offers proper way to dispose of old prescriptions

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Volunteers at New Hanover Regional Medical Center hosted a pill drop Saturday afternoon for anyone with expired or unwanted medication.

Officials say events like these allow the public to quickly dispose of medications without hurting the environment or themselves.

“We’ve had a tremendous response,” said Kathy Rawlings. “We had people here at 8:30 a.m. People lined up. It’s been a great response, and everyone’s been very positive about bringing in the medication and happy to have a way to dispose of it properly.”

Officials and volunteers helped sort thousands of pills into three piles which were then turned over to the DEA to be properly destroyed.

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Deaf Awareness Day held at North Carolina Aquarium

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Ft. Fisher, NC (WWAY) – The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher offered a special day for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Interpreters stationed throughout the aquarium answered any questions the children had. They also relayed questions to divers during feeding times.

“We have some local organizations that are providing interpreters at all of our programs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing,” said Megan Ennes of the North Carolina Aquarium. “That way they can have better interactions with all of our programs and that they are able to have the same experience that all of our other visitors do as well.”

Year round, the aquarium offers special listening devices for anyone who is hard of hearing.

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Burgaw/St. Helena site could be future home of Pender jail

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Officials are considering purchasing three tracts off U.S. 117 partly in St. Helena and partly in Burgaw.

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