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Archive for August, 2013

Hilton owners challenge convention center hotel plan

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

The Hilton’s attorney is proposing that the city agree to have one of two firms conduct an appraisal of land slated for the hotel.

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Brunswick beaches opt for rip current education over lifeguards

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Towns have purchased magnets that will be placed in beach rentals and condos listing the warning signs of the currents.

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Firefighters fill their boots for a good cause

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Fire Rescue filled their boots at several locations beginning Friday in an effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Firefighters near the Harris Teeter off Carolina Beach Road stood outside the store and collected money in their work boots from cars passing through. They said the goal is to beat the $51,000 they raised last year for the MDA.

“Muscular dystrophy affects people everywhere. There is not an area in the country that is not affected by muscular dystrophy somehow,” said New Hanover County Fire Rescue Lt. Ben Bobzien. “We have many local families here in the Cape Fear area that our office supports. We are just helping support those families.”

Muscular dystrophy degenerates the muscles in a person’s body over a period of time. For more than 50 years, fire services nationwide have helped fight this disease by backing the MDA through similar fundraisers.

So far, the New Hanover County Fire Rescue raised about $14,000. Firefighters hope to more than triple that amount by Sunday.

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Environmentalists react to Titan permit revisions

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Environmentalists are on edge – speaking out against the state's extension agreement for the proposed Titan Cement Plant.

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President Obama to Seek Approval from Congress Before Taking Action in Syria

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama announced today that the US should pursue military intervention against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for use of chemical weapons in that country's civil war, but only after his administration seeks approval from Congress.

The president hopes Congress will debate and vote on a US strike when they return from their summer recess, scheduled to end Sept. 9.

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