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Archive for June, 2013

NC Senate panel approves energy code rollback

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

CHRIS KARDISH
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A bill rolling back energy-efficiency standards for commercial builders has passed a North Carolina Senate committee.

The Senate Commerce Committee endorsed a bill Tuesday that backers say will spur construction by eliminating the 2012 codes in favor of 2009 standards. The 2009 standards are 30-percent lower than today’s energy-use benchmarks.

Critics argued the bill would jeopardize long-term energy savings in favor of limited short-term benefits. Democratic lawmakers asked Republican sponsors to make a compromise that would keep the 2012 standards in some instances.

The lobbyist for general contractors in the Carolinas said there’s some division within the group but that anything done to minimize costs will help construction.

The bill has already passed the House and now heads to the Senate floor.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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New Mason Inlet bills coming soon

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

The county took over management of Mason Inlet in 2001

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Duke Energy names insider to take over for Rogers

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Duke Energy’s chief financial officer will take over for retiring CEO Jim Rogers at the end of the month.

Lynn Good, 54, has been CFO since 2009. She will also take a seat on the company board.

Rogers will retain his board chairman seat until he steps down at the end of the year.

The board plans to name one of its independent directors as chair-elect in the coming weeks. That person will become chairman when Rogers departs.

Rogers, 65, has been president and CEO at Duke Energy Corp. since 2006. In November, he announced plans to retire from the Charlotte company by the end of 2013 after the contentious takeover of Progress Energy.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Britt’s Donuts helps Carolina Beach rank 8th in ‘Best Boardwalks for Food’

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Britt's Donuts has done it again…they've helped Carolina Beach gain national attention.

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FREE TICKETS to see ‘Undefeated’ Thursday evening

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — "Undefeated," winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, is coming to Wilmington for one showing only.

Presented by the Wilmington Police Department, Cape Fear Community College and WWAY NewsChannel 3, the film shows viewers the struggles of the Manassas Tigers of Memphis, as they attempt a winning season after years of losing.

Coach Bill Courtney helps turn high school team around and helps turn a group of young men into an academic and athletic team.

The screening will be Thursday, June 20 at the CFCC Schwartz Center at 6 p.m.

SWING BY THE TELEVISION STATION (LOCATED AT 615 NORTH FRONT STREET) BETWEEN 9 A.M. AND 4 P.M. TO PICK UP YOUR FREE TICKETS.

 

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