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Archive for September, 2012

Mother on trial after fire kills lame grandfather left alone with kids

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Teen tried to save 400-pound man but couldn’t get him out of the house.

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WEATHER: Too much of a good thing?

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Could one ever grow ‘tired' of this kind of weather? You know, sunny, dry, mild afternoons. Well, it looks like we will have another couple of days to find out, as the high pressure

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Save money with local facebook friends

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Hampstead, NC (WWAY) — Whether you’re hoping to save money while shopping or maybe unload some of your own household items to make a buck, there’s a facebook group that can help you do that. Similar to craigslist, people can post items for sale.

But, "Hampstead Trade, Borrow, Sell and Swap!" is different because it is a streamlined facebook group area residents can join and then post photos of items for sale, search for items they want or even ask to borrow something from a fellow group member. The group has grown to host more than 2,500 members.

Individuals who frequently sell personal items such as baby items, furniture or clothing can create photo albums to add to over time with items they’re selling. Others can post items individually. Or if there’s something you’re just dying to find, you can simply ask for it by typing "ISO: skateboard." ISO stands for "in search of."

Many members tells Good Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs that they’ve even formed friendships with people from this group because they already live in the same area and clearly have similar interests because they’re buying and selling the same items. A stay-at-home mom  said this group has enabled her to feel that she contributes financially to her family because she can clean out her closets and make money at the same time.

Though "Hampstead" is in the group’s title, it is open to all area residents.

Check it out: Log into your facebook account and search "Hampstead Trade, Borrow, Sell and Swap!"

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Silver Alert: Oak Island woman missing

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

A 50-year-old Oak Island woman has been missing for over three months. Authorities are asking the public to help locate her.

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Carolina Beach in time crunch to move storage materials off Army-owned land

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY)– After several decades of using property leased from the federal government, the Town of Carolina Beach must finally comply with its lease. What was only supposed to be used for a water treatment facility, over time the town has used it for storage not approved by the Army.

It seems pretty simple. Carolina Beach just needs to comply with the lease agreement they originally made, but if they can’t move everything out by their deadline, it could become a bit complicated.

In the early 1970’s the town began leasing more than 5 acres of U.S. Army-owned land off of Dow Road. The land is a “buffer zone,” for the Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point across the river in Brunswick County. Carolina Beach promised to only use it for a water treatment plant with one storage building, but through the years the town has used the land for storage, for anything from impounded cars to a green house to building materials.

“We’ve had letters come back if you look in the files, the Army did not really approve any of those things to be done, but town managers and the town itself just pushed it back there,” says Carolina Beach Town Councilman Bob Lewis.

Lewis says the town has requested several times to be allowed to keep the stored items on the property, but the Army has repeatedly said no and is requiring the town to comply by the end of the year. That means everything, except the water treatment plant, must be moved out by December 31.

“So that includes people, equipment, ground storage, small buildings, a greenhouse,” Lewis says. “So, 90 days is a pretty aggressive time frame but I think we can get it done.”

However, where to put everything is now the issue. Town council is holding a special meeting Wednesday, October 3 at 3 p.m. to talk about what the town should do.

“There’s various types of options,” Lewis says. “Some of those are temporary. Some of those can be permanent.”

If for some reason the town is unable to comply with the agreement, Lewis says the Army could potentially cancel the town’s lease, which would mean moving the water treatment facility and cost the town several million dollars.

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