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Archive for August, 2013

News & Notes – Educator honored; new superintendent for correctional center; learning center approved

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Brunswick County Cooperative Extension’s nutrition educator, Myra Burgess, recently received the 2013 Minnie Miller Brown Award.

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School leaders learn about upcoming statewide changes

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley presented school board members with upcoming legislative changes and the next phase of Common Core standards at a work session Tuesday night.

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Wilmington leaders don’t want region to be named ‘Mosquito Capital of the World’

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

“If this entity comes out and they say, we want to call Wilmington the ‘Mosquito Capital of the World', we wouldn't be endorsing that, am I correct on that?” Councilman Earl Sheridan asked.

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Headless body found; 2 NC men charged in death

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) – Burke County authorities have found the headless body of a man who detectives say was shot to death nine days ago, and two men are charged in his death.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office says its detectives, along with State Bureau of Investigation agents, found the remains of 31-year-old Damond Lamont Kincaid on Monday adjacent to N.C. 105, in the Linville Gorge area.

The sheriff’s office said 32-year-old David Matthew Higgins of Morganton is charged with first-degree murder and being held without bond. Authorities say Higgins led them to Kincaid’s remains.

Also jailed is 17-year-old Jacob Dean Coley, who’s charged with accessory after the fact and is jailed under $100,000 bond.

Both men have retained court-appointed attorneys, neither of whom was immediately available for comment Tuesday.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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City council approves Barclay West and food truck regulations

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — After nearly 8 months of negotiating, food truck owners will now have an easier time making money.

Tuesday city leaders met to discuss a number of issues and even loosened food truck regulations.

Back in July, the Planning Commission approved rules and regulations for food trucks that want to operate within the city.

After months of back-and-forth with city leaders, City Council voted unanimously to approve need food truck rules.
Before food truck owners were required to apply for special use permits, but they could only apply every 45 days.
The new rules would allow owners to apply for annual permits that outline exactly where and when they can operate and for how long they can stay in one location.
Now food truck owners can get an annual permit and operate in all nonresidential districts from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m.

James Smith owns the Patty Wagon and spent several months working with downtown restaurant owners to work out a deal that worked best for both sides.

“I’m relieved. I’m glad city council approved it. It looks like all the talks I had with the downtown restaurants came too a good positive ending that works best for everybody,” said Smith.

Also at Tuesday’s meeting, council finalized a rezoning that allows a massive mixed-use project on South 17th Street

Barclay West will be built on 300 acres on the north and south sides of Independence Boulevard between South 17th Street and Carolina Beach Road.

Cameron Properties Limited Partnership owns the land.

Developers say they plan to build apartments, offices and businesses on the land.

A spokesperson for Cameron Properties says the new development is a 25-30 year project.

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