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Archive for April, 2013

UNCW establishes private venture capitalist fund

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Officials at the University of North Carolina Wilmington announced Friday plans to open its Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for use late this summer.

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Environmentalists want slowdown on NC Senate bill

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina environmental groups want the Senate to slow down a bill that would roll back state and local environmental regulations that are tougher than federal standards.

The bill requires cities, counties and numerous state agencies to repeal or rewrite rules that go beyond federal law. It also changes rules meant to protect water quality in two major watersheds and allows businesses to dispose of debris on-site rather than in a landfill.

Environmental groups say the bill takes away flexibility to address local needs and requires further review. Republican sponsors argue federal law already accounts for regional differences and the bill creates a more favorable business climate.

The bill heads to the Senate floor after passing a committee Thursday. Lawmakers took a voice vote after 45 minutes of discussion

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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‘Iron Man 3’ director, executive producer talks film incentives in Wilm.

Friday, April 26th, 2013

While the red carpet Hollywood premiere of Iron Man 3 was filled with glitz and glam, it was also filled with high praise for Wilmington. One of the reasons the film selected Wilmington was due to the state's incentives program.

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Burgaw police chief retires

Friday, April 26th, 2013

BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — Burgaw said goodbye to Police Chief Bill King, who retired today. The town celebrated his career during a luncheon at the fire station.

King was a member of the town’s police department for about 15 years, including the last five as chief.

He’s succeeded by Montrina Sutton, a 20-year veteran of law enforcement, who has spent the last four years at Burgaw PD.

(Photos by Andy Pettigrew/Pender-Topsail Post & Voice

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Smart Start creates life-sized Chutes & Ladders game

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Parents and kids at Smart Start of New Hanover County took part in a life-sized Chutes & Ladders game Friday to spread the word that giving our kids a good start is not a game.

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