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Archive for November, 2012

Caller says you missed jury duty? It could be a scam

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Court officials in Brunswick County are sending a warning to residents about a potential scam.

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New Hanover County to survey residents on services

Friday, November 16th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County is looking for feedback from residents about county services.

With turnover on the county commission, County Manager Chris Coudriet, who also is new to the job having taken over in July, wants to gain insight into how the community perceives county services and the level of satisfaction with those services received. With the information, Coudriet believes county staff, management and commissioners can better address services and programs valued by the community as well as identify opportunities for organizational-wide improvement.

“Delivering true value for taxpayer dollars begins first by engaging in a dialogue with our community about its perceptions and satisfaction with County services,” Coudriet said in a news release.

Later this month, the county will send a survey to about 4,000 randomly selected households with questions about their recent experience with New Hanover County, preferred ways to receive information, and the ranking of top priorities for the county.

“This survey is an opportunity to hear what our citizens have to say about what we do well and what needs improvement. Using these results, we can deliver more effective, efficient and responsive outcomes,” Coudriet said.

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‘Safe Haven’ release moved to Valentine’s Day

Friday, November 16th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A movie shot in our area last summer could be the perfect part of your Valentine’s Day plans.

Several entertainment websites report the release date for “Safe Haven” has been pushed back a few days to February 14 to cash in on the romantic holiday.

The movie, based on a book by Nicholas Sparks and starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel, shot in and around Southport and Wilmington earlier this year.

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New Hanover school board wants pay raise

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Plan would restore the board members’ salaries to their 2008-09 levels, an 8.7 percent increase

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Ferry boat Captain loves being on the water

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Of the nearly 60 Captains in the North Carolina Ferry System, just three are women, including the Captain of one of the Fort Fisher-Southport ferries.

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