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Archive for January, 2013

Charlotte might use other fund for stadium

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Charlotte officials are considering paying for improvements at the Carolina Panthers stadium without raising taxes.

The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that the city might be able to fund most of the $125 million request for improvements at Bank of America Stadium by using money earmarked for the convention center.

The city estimates it could fund $110 million of the improvements by using the convention center fund.

State lawmakers would have to approve shifting the money from the convention center to the stadium.

The Panthers last week asked the city for $125 million for improvements to the 17-year-old stadium. The team would spend $250 million and also ask the state for financial help.

But Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble warns there are unfulfilled needs for the convention center.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Wooster St. water main break could affect evening rush

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Traffic delays near the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge could last into the evening commute as crews work on a water main break on Wooster Street.

CFPUA says the six-inch cast iron pipe, which is 60 to 80 years old, broke this morning near the intersection of Wooster and 3rd streets.

Police and firefighters closed three westbound lanes of Wooster as CFPUA crews work to fix the problem. Officials advise drivers to avoid Wooster between 5th Avenue and 3rd Street.

WFD suggests traffic wanting to cross the bridge to Brunswick County should use 3rd Street or Front Street or consider using the Isabel Holmes Bridge on the north end of downtown.

CFPUA says no customers are affected by the main break. The utility also says a boil water advisory is unlikely.

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Landfill decision prompts argument over county’s solid waste

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

The New Hanover County commissioners had to make a decision on a special use permit for the expansion of the landfill Tuesday

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NHC School Board members meet to prioritize needs

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

School board members are going over the priorities of needs for the school system Wednesday.

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Water main break at 3rd and Wooster

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Water service in the area may be interrupted and repairs could effect traffic.

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