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Archive for June, 2013

Elizabethtown police search for robbery suspects

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Officers with the Elizabethtown Police Department are searching for two suspects who robbed the No 1 Chinese Restaurant Tuesday around 10:30 p.m., according to police.

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Jordan reflects on time at CFPUA

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – He’s the only CEO that CFPUA customers have ever known, but after close to 30 years of public service Matt Jordan has decided to call it a career in North Carolina public service and head to the Sunshine state.

After years of a stinky situation that left plenty of cracks in the eyes of the public, the city and county hired Matt Jordan to fix an aging infrastructure system.

“There were no payroll systems in place, there were no policies and procedures and permits had to be transferred,” said Matt Jordan. “Employees from the city and county were being transferred in, and assigned to the appropriate positions. Fortunately we were able to put together a very quality group of managers.”

With the help of those managers CFPUA embarked on a journey to upgrade customer service and the quality of New Hanover County’s drinking water.

After putting in countless hours to improve the situation Jordan advised the CFPUA board for help in the form of a bond to completely overhaul an antiquated system.

“There were rate increases and there were different things that happened,” said Jordan. “Any time there is a lot of change particularly when that change happens in a time when the economy is really not going in the right direction and going down. It was really a difficult time for everyone.”

Under Jordan’s leadership CFPUA was able to put the past behind them, namely an EPA violation for the leaky Northeast Interceptor sewage line, and move forward with sparkling quality.

“I believe this organization has accomplished what we were asked to accomplish,” said Jordan. “Not that there’s not more to do or that there’s other things that have to be done but in the strongest sense of the word and the good foundation establishing a good strong vibrant utility that is here and in place. I feel a great deal of satisfaction that that has been accomplished.”

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House travels the Intracoastal Waterway to its new location

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

A historic beach cottage will be saved from demolition Wednesday as a barge moves it to its new location.

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Bridge work creates roadblock for businesses

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Some local business owners are facing a major roadblock at the end of the week, worried that construction could temporarily level their livelihood.

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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: WHA finally gets tree off home

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One day after Vesta Village residents called WWAY about a tree limb that had fallen on a home blocking the doorway, they finally got some results.

This morning contractors showed up at the home on Colwell Drive and removed the limb that had been on the home since June 8.

The woman who lives there does not want to show her face for fear of reprisal from the Wilmington Housing Authority, but she said she knows who to call for results.

“Thank you so much for assisting us, because the tree has been down for two weeks,” she said. “You got done in less than 24 hours what I couldn’t get done in two weeks. I just want to thank you guys so much, because you really did help. My older boys were ecstatic when they came out of the front door and it was gone, but they’re still waiting on the basketball goal, so hopefully that won’t take too much longer.”

At the next Vesta Village residents meeting, the WHA will discuss replacing a basketball goal for kids its crews tore down.

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