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Archive for July, 2013

UPDATE: CFPUA knows what caused sewage spill

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Crews are now cleaning up a sewage spill at the Hewlett Creek pump station on Pine Grove road in Wilmington.

A CFPUA spokesman said a transformer blew and cut out power around four Monday afternoon. Then, when the emergency generator didn’t turn on, sewage leaked to at least two and half feet high. Some also discharged into the creek.

“We see some grey water in the waterway over here that we have to address and make sure where that comes from,” Mike McGill, the CFPUA spokesman said. “It’s not a direct route it appears. So, we have to really take a look at what’s going on here.”

McGill said they probably won’t know how much sewage leaked until Tuesday afternoon. He adds that they are now looking into how they can prevent something like this from happening in the future.

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Program aids sexual assault victims

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

A conviction is more likely in cases where SANE nurses testified

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Leach re-signs with Ravens

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Coach John Harbaugh made the announcement at practice Monday. The team released the former South Robeson star in June, when they could not agree on cutting his $3 million salary.

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NC Rural Center stops severance for ex-president

Monday, July 29th, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Directors of a taxpayer-funded nonprofit agency created to help North Carolina’s rural communities are freezing payment of a $241,000 severance to its founding president.

The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center’s board of directors voted Monday that there would be no payments under Billy Ray Hall’s severance pay arrangement unless authorized by the full board. Hall had inquired through an attorney when he would receive the money.

Hall resigned this month after a state audit found his $221,000 annual salary “unreasonable,” the non-profit did not adequately oversee the $25 million in state funds it received annually, and claims of jobs created were not verified.

Gov. Pat McCrory called for Hall’s ouster after the audit. State lawmakers cut off the group’s funding, shifting rural development efforts to existing state agencies.

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

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Church sponsors shoe mission to help orphans

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Saint Peter Lutheran Church in Southport will distribute tennis shoes to needy children in Haiti.

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