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Archive for December, 2012

Dockworker strike averted for 30 days

Friday, December 28th, 2012

The International Longshoremen’s Association and U.S. Maritime Alliance agreed to extend their contract negotiations

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Strike averted, for now, at East Coast ports

Friday, December 28th, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — A deal has been struck that for now averts a strike by 14,500 longshoremen at major ports on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico.

A federal mediator announced Friday that an expired contract for workers in the International Association of Longshoremen would be extended for another 30 days while negotiations continue.

The longshoremen had been preparing for a possible strike Sunday that would probably have crippled operations at ports that handle about 40 percent of all U.S. container cargo.

The mediator says there have been major steps forward toward resolving the dispute.

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Police – Man fatally shoots his brother

Friday, December 28th, 2012

A fatal shooting that occurred Friday morning between two brothers is under investigation by Wilmington police.

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Local business earns national award for outstanding customer service

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Your Computer Friends, a computer repair company based in Wilmington, has earned the 2012 Angie's List Super Service Award, according to a press release.

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Detectives make drug arrest after 3-month investigation

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Detectives with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant Thursday night in Leland.

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