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Archive for August, 2013

Legal fight continues on Cumberland shooting range

Monday, August 19th, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Those living near a shooting range in Cumberland County are preparing for another court fight in their challenge of a permit for the business.

The Fayetteville Observer reported (http://bit.ly/16ClMPW) that neighbors have challenged a new permit for the TigerSwan training center. Residents worry about noise, pollution and safety.

The 900 acre site complies with the latest rules in the county. But those near the range are challenging the new rules.

TigerSwan Inc. of Apex opened the range south of Stedman in 2010.

The initial fight over the range ended when the North Carolina Supreme Court refused to overturn a lower court decision in favor of the business.

But Cumberland County issued the business another permit, which sparked a new challenge.

A hearing on the new rules is scheduled Aug. 26.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Pender County says new software will improve efficiency

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Pender County officials say new software will improve the county’s permitting process.

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City Council still skeptical of branding initiative

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Wilmington City Council is still concerned with plans for a regional branding initiative headed by city staff and representatives from UNCW.

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Authorities look to identify would-be robbers deterred by locked door

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Deputies in Brunswick County are asking for help in identifying suspects involved in an attempted robbery at the Cash Unlimited located on Long Beach Road in Southport Monday morning. Raw surveillance video inside.

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Brunswick County revamps policies to attract more sewer, water customers

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The policy changes make it easier for a neighborhood to pay to connect into the county’s infrastructure.

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