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Archive for June, 2013

Cumberland teenager is 2nd drowning victim in June

Friday, June 21st, 2013

HOPE MILLS, N.C. (AP) – Divers have found the body of a 17-year-old Cumberland County teenager who disappeared after going swimming in a local creek.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said the body of Cameron Draughon was found early Thursday afternoon about 50 feet from where he disappeared under the surface of Rockfish Creek, which is south of Hope Mills.

Tanna said the creek is swollen because of recent rainfall, which generated a swift current that hindered the search.

The creek is 35 feet at its deepest point.

Draughon is the second teenager to drown in the region this month. Dustin Turner, an 18-year-old high school senior drowned June 4 in the Cape Fear River. Divers recovered Turner’s body on the day he was to graduate from Cape Fear High School.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NC gas tax to remain mostly flat for next 6 months

Friday, June 21st, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The North Carolina gas tax is increasing from 37.5 cents per gallon to 37.6 cents per gallon.

The Department of Revenue says the new rate for the motor fuels tax on gasoline, diesel and alternative fuels starts July 1 and lasts through 2013. The tax is computed using a flat rate of 17.5 cents per gallon and a variable of the average wholesale price of motor fuel during the last six months.

The average wholesale price is a weighted average of the wholesale prices of gasoline and No. 2 diesel fuel. The average price for the last period was $2.8743 cents per gallon.

A new rate will go into effect in January 2014.

Consumers at retail locations pay the tax. The money then goes to the department.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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“Undefeated” a winner with fans

Friday, June 21st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The winner of the 2011 Academy Award for best documentary Undefeated, was on the big screen at UNCW Schwartz Center Thursday night.

Undefeated chronicles the struggles of the Manassas Tigers of Memphis, as they attempt a winning season after years of losing.

It is a football film with a message, one that was not lost on young fans we spoke with.
“The movie is about my favorite sport and that’s why it’s interesting,” fan Jahlil Hardy said. “It’s all about having fun and don’t give up and follow your heart.”

The movie was sponsored by the Wilmington Police department, Cape Fear Community College and WWAY NewsChannel 3, to encourage mentoring.

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King joins cast of Under the Dome’ at local screening

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Before the screening, producers and cast joined Mayor Bill Saffo on stage for a special proclamation

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NHRMC starts work on new outpatient cardiology building

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover Regional Medical Center has begun construction on a new medical office building that will house some of the hospital’s cardiology and imaging services.

The building should be done by next june. It will be three stories and about 62,000 square feet.

The project will cost around $14 million and will be funded from the hospital’s capital budget.

It will be built on 8.24 acres of land on Physicians Drive, alongside the new SECU Family House at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, which will begin construction this fall.

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