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Archive for April, 2013

Man shot with buckshot transported to hospital

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The victim’s injuries

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GE Hitachi announces partnership, will hire dozens of people

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Officials announced Friday that GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy in New Hanover County is partnering with Dominion Virginia Power, a utility company based in Richmond, Virginia.

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KITCHEN SCOOP: Betty’s Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The only thing more wonderful than baking for friends is baking with friends. Kitchen Scoop reader, Rick Herron of Corsicana, Texas sent not only a delightful and unusual cake recipe, but a wonderful story of friendship to go along with it.

Here’s his letter.

Dear Alicia,

I wanted to share with you a recipe for applesauce cake that my mom left me when she passed away. Her best friend, Betty, gave it to her in 1965. Betty’s son and I went to elementary school together in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Betty was movie star beautiful, with dark brown hair, flashing eyes and a perpetual smile on her face and I was in awe of her. She loved to laugh…and cook, and when she made this cake once for my birthday, I was hooked. It is so moist, thanks to the applesauce. These days, when I make it, all those wonderful memories of Betty and mom laughing and cooking come flooding back. Mom and Betty are gone now, but I think they’d be glad to know that people are still enjoying the cake as much as I do.

Rick Herron

Thanks Rick. I think Betty and your mom, just made a bunch of new friends with this cake!

Betty’s Chocolate Applesauce Cake

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, at room temperature – OR- 1/2 cup margarine and 1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 cup applesauce
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg
6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional
2 tablespoons sugar, optional
whipped cream for topping, optional

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Cream together butter (or margarine and shortening, if using) and 1 ½ cups sugar. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add applesauce and mix well.
3. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and spices and mix slowly until well incorporated; then on medium for 30 seconds to blend well.
4. Pour into a buttered 13-inch x 9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the entire top of cake. Add chopped pecans and sugar, if desired. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream on top, if desired.

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BREAKING: Person shot in chest near Princess Place in Wilmington

Friday, April 26th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One person has been shot in the chest near Princess Place in Wilmington.

It happened just before 8 p.m. at Clay and Hurst Streets.

Few details are known at this time, but tune in to WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 11:00 for the latest developments.

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GE Hitachi deal to bring more jobs to area

Friday, April 26th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — GE Hitachi says a new deal with a Virginia power company will mean its New Hanover County plant is about to grow.

Friday afternoon GE Hitachi announced its selection by Dominion Virginia Power as the technology partner for a nuclear power plant project near Richmond. Hundreds of GE Hitachi employees celebrated the big announcement at the Castle Hayne facility.

The announcement should mean more jobs for the area.

Leaders say GE Hitachi posted dozens of jobs today, but they expecting that number to multiple in the future.

CEO Caroline Reda says the company is thrilled to explore the possibility of bringing the world’s most technologically advanced reactor to Virginia.

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