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Archive for November, 2012

City council redefines leash law

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The council approved an amendment requiring dog owners to keep their dogs on a visible and tangible leash when not on private property.

Councilwoman Margaret Haynes proposed the change. It means residents using an electronic collar for their dogs can do so on private property but must have their dogs on a leash on public property in the city.

Council members say this issue was driven by complaints from residents who may have felt threatened by dogs not attached to a leash.

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Tools to make Christmas gifts taken from NC school

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Leaders at a Durham school say thieves have stolen several large tools from their vocational building, meaning students will have trouble finishing the Christmas presents they were making for family and friends.

The Herald-Sun of Durham reports (http://bit.ly/10nnrSY ) the thieves broke into the Agape Corner School last weekend. Vocational instructor Clint Jones found the door jimmied open with a crowbar Saturday morning.

Among the items taken were a 6-foot drill press, a tabletop drill press, grinders, band saw and miter box saw. Jones estimates about $2,500 worth of tools were stolen.

Jones said there are just enough tools left to allow students to finish their projects, but only if they take turns using them.

Among the projects the students have made are a doghouse, bookshelves and picnic tables.

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Information from: The Herald-Sun, http://www.herald-sun.com

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Carolina Beach continues to recruit leaders

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The Carolina Beach Town Council held a special meeting Tuesday night to discuss ongoing recruitment for an interim Town Manager, and two elected officials’ vacancies.

This comes after Mayor Ray Rothrock, Councilman Lonnie Lashley, and Town Manager Tim Owens resigned last week.

Only three council members remain on the elected board. Mayor Pro Tem Steve Shuttleworth is acting as Mayor. The board has a process to fill vacant seats.

“Yesterday we sent out a notice to all the public saying, this is the process we are going to go through.” Shuttleworth told WWAY. “Any town resident, town voter that’s of age that can serve on council. If they have an interest please send in their application, or just a basic statement of interest by noon on the 30th.” He said.

If you are interested, that is the 30 of this month. Council will then choose about six people to talk to at a December 4 special meeting and make a final decision on December. 11.

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Where’d it go?: $236,000 in missing materials from local schools

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

The latest list from New Hanover County Schools shows the district is missing $236,699 in inventory. But district leaders say they're making strides when it comes to cutting down on the number of items that are missing or misplaced.

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More options sought for Front St. house

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Wilmington leaders want to study how the city could get involved in preserving a two-story blue house at 226 S. Front St.

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