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Archive for September, 2012

Thief breaks through roof of Pit Stop

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Authorities are investigating a burglary at the Pit Stop in Wilmington.

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Area improves on emergency preparedness

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The results of a coordinated exercise involving a number of departments in New Hanover and Brunswick counties show that the Cape Fear region is prepared for a nuclear emergency.

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Two Belville town projects moving along

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Belville Commissioner Joe Breault told town residents Monday night that two important projects were moving forward: the construction of a Town Hall and the installation of eight speed bumps on town roads.

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Maritime Memorial location up for debate

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) – The city of Southport wants to pay tribute to its maritime heritage with a memorial.

But after a public hearing tonight, the proposed location may be sinking fast.

The memorial is a tribute to those who ever made their living on the water here.
But finding the perfect spot for it in Southport is anything but smooth sailing.

“Wonderful for us to have this opportunity to have this in our community and finding that right location, that’s a perfect location for us, is sometimes a challenge. But I’m confident our community will do that,” said Southport mayor, Robert Howard.

That’s why the Board of Alderman held a public meeting, to get input on the memorial’s location. A recent study sanctioned by the board looked at several factors and determined the Fort Johnston Garrison lawn would be the number one choice. The memorial steering committee eventually agreed.

“We talked to ourselves very quickly and said this will certainly be a wonderful site and we’ll certainly be willing to accept it,” said steering committee member, Roy Pender.

But not everyone is.
Many at the public hearing spoke out against the Garrison lawn, mainly, to preserve the historical integrity of the fort.

“With the size of that marker, I believe they said 920 square feet, Fort Johnston is on the national registry of historic places, putting that marker there will put that designation in jeopardy,” said Southport resident Jim McKe.

The Board of Alderman plans to hold a workshop session to consider all the factors before it makes a decision. They hope to have a location named in about 30 days.

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Old fountain could soon move to a new home

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

One of the Wilmington's most historic landmarks may soon be on the move.

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