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Archive for August, 2013

Riders say it can’t be end of the road for bus routes

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

It could be the end of the road for several bus routes in New Hanover County, but several riders aren't ready to let that happen.

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StarNews: Cash stolen from downtown Western Union

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

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WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — A robber stole cash Wednesday afternoon from a Western Union in downtown Wilmington.

According to a New Hanover County 911 dispatcher, the robbery took place shortly after 5 p.m. at 209 N. Second St.

The dispatcher added that it looked like the perpetrator had a weapon, but he didn't use it during the incident.

Nobody was injured during the robbery, and it's unclear how much cash was taken.

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News & Notes – Citizens’ Academy course; Lumina Daze; boating safety course

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The free program is designed for those interested in the workings of the Wilmington Police and Fire Departments.

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Wilmington native talks about directing, filming ‘Heart of the Country’

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

John Ward may have moved to Hollywood from Wilmington twenty years ago, but he left his heart in the country.

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Groups wants raises for 2 NC govt workers canceled

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A liberal-leaning advocacy group wants legislative leaders to formally scrutinize pay raises of some young staffers in North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration.

Progress NC Action sought the investigation Wednesday after delivering what it called a petition with 19,000 names to the office of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos (vahsh). The group wants Wos to rescind $20,000-plus raises to two department workers in April. Spokesman Ricky Diaz and policy adviser Matt McKillip make more than $80,000. Both worked on McCrory’s campaign last year.

Progress NC Action leader Gerrick Brenner says the raises are wrong when teachers didn’t get pay increases this year and Medicaid has cost overruns.

McCrory has defended the raises. Wos told WRAL-TV (http://bit.ly/1bTuVms) her agency’s payroll is $21 million less than a year ago.

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

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