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Archive for September, 2013

Wilmington mayor comments on end of cease fire

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Wilmington's mayor thinks the city's 90 day “cease fire” helped deter crime, but said he wants Wilmington residents to continue practicing nonviolence despite the end of the program.

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Fish, fried pickles and fun in store for 50th NC Spot Festival

Friday, September 27th, 2013

If you like fresh fish or fried pickles, then save some space in your stomach for the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Spot Festival.

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First Alert Forecast: Sunny with cool and brisk breezes for Friday

Friday, September 27th, 2013

A high pressure system over the Great Lakes and a low pressure system offshore will team up to bring cool and dry northeast breezes to the area into the weekend.

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NC mechanic sentenced for fake inspections

Friday, September 27th, 2013

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A man who prosecutors say falsified emissions inspections has been sentenced to one year in federal prison.

The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/1fqCarx) that Jose Manuel Cabrera must also pay a $10,000 fine, perform 100 hours of community service and serve three years of probation.

Prosecutors say Cabrera worked at Carolina Tire in Pineville in 2011 and 2012 where he conducted 164 illegal vehicle inspections.

Prosecutors say he entered information for one car but had the testing equipment hooked up to another car. He charged $60.

The store has been banned from doing inspections for 10 years.

The case was handled by federal prosecutors because the U.S. Clean Air Act requires that cars in 48 North Carolina counties be inspected to ensure they do not exceed air quality standards.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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FAA: Charlotte airport to stay with city – for now

Friday, September 27th, 2013

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A federal agency says it will stay out of the legal fight between Charlotte and North Carolina lawmakers for control of the nation’s sixth busiest airport until the issue is resolved in court.

Charlotte Mayor Patsy Kinsey praised the Federal Aviation Administration’s position.

A North Carolina judge in August blocked the state from stripping control of the airport from the city until the FAA weighed in on the issue

The city says the Republican-led General Assembly’s move to turn over day-to-day operations of the airport to a 13-member airport commission runs afoul of the state constitution.

One of the key issues is whether an FAA-issued operating certificate could be transferred from the city to the commission. The city said no, while attorneys for the commission said it could be.

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

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