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Archive for April, 2013

Missions of Mercy Dental Clinic continues Saturday

Friday, April 26th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Missions of Mercy dental clinic continues at Cape Fear Community College’s Schwartz Center tomorrow.

The clinic started today at 6 a.m. and served more than 250 patients until 4 p.m.

Volunteers are providing services that include fillings, extractions and cleanings.

It reopens tomorrow at 6 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m.

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Kure Beach officially opens long-awaited Ocean Front Park

Friday, April 26th, 2013

KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A long-awaited attraction in Kure Beach is finally open. The town celebrated the grand opening of its new Ocean Front Park this afternoon.

Plans for the park have been in the making since 2007.

The new park has public beach accesses as well as a stage for education, concerts and wedding receptions. The park also has a play area for kids and public restrooms.

Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth says ocean front park will bring the town and businesses lots of revenue.

There will be a farmers market on Tuesdays and live music starting in mid-May.

Community members we spoke with are happy to have a nice, green area to relax.

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CFCC streamlines under first-year president, pressure from Raleigh

Friday, April 26th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Cape Fear Community College has already gone through many changes under the leadership of first-year president Ted Spring. Some of those changes have been by choice. Some have been forced upon the school from Raleigh.

When Dr. Spring took over at CFCC last year, one of his first actions was to do an assessment of every department in an effort to make changes based on the needs of students and faculty.

“As a part of that reorganization, some people got new titles and some people shifted from one division to another division basically to try and streamline the operation a little bit,” CFCC spokesman David Hardin said.

Hardin says the reorganization helped curb spending, but a directive from Raleigh asked the school to further reduce spending.

“A lot of publicly-funded institutions from the state got a memo from the governor’s office to try to be as conservative as we can to be able to make some funds available for some initiatives that the governor would like to take on,” Hardin said. “We’re doing our part to make sure we’re only spending money on the critical areas.”

But the definition of critical areas has led at least one person to email WWAY asking why some faculty travel has been cut, while President Spring is still hitting the road.

“If you’ve got plans to travel, or if you have a work-related trip, can that wait until the first of the fiscal year when the new budget starts? Is it absolutely essential or mission-critical to go ahead and take that in? We’re just taking a closer look at all of those travel request,” Hardin said.

We wanted to talk with President Spring about the changes, but he was not available. He is traveling. Hardin says he’s attending a conference he’s required with community college presidents from across the state.

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Part of 9/11 plane’s landing gear found in NYC

Friday, April 26th, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered wedged between a New York City mosque site and another building near the World Trade Center.

Police spokesman Paul Browne said Friday the part includes a Boeing identification number.

The twisted, rusted metal part has cables and levers on it and is about 5 feet high, 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep.

Browne says the piece was discovered Wednesday by surveyors inspecting the lower Manhattan site of a planned Islamic community center on behalf of the building’s owner. He says the inspectors called 911 and police have secured the scene, documenting it with photos.

Police say the medical examiner’s office will complete a health and safety evaluation to determine whether to sift the soil around the buildings for possible human remains.

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

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Revolution’ renewed for another season

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Locally filmed drama “Revolution” has been renewed for a second season by NBC.

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