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Archive for September, 2013

Hampstead 9-year-old spends time with nature, father at national race

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Jake Mackleer is only 9 years old but has already competed in triathlons, 5K road races and half marathon trail races.

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Oak Island considers banning canopies, holes

Monday, September 30th, 2013

The debate over Oak Island’s beach rules is drawing strong opinions from residents.

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McIntyre says government needs to stay open, save health care debate for later

Monday, September 30th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With a government shutdown looming federal workers at Sunny Point in Brunswick County say they will hit the picket line if forced off the job tomorrow.

In the meantime, negotiations continue in Washington. The Senate today voted down a House bill that would have funded the government but defunded Obamacare.

Some supporters of that bill, including Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) say now is the time for compromise.

“That does no one any good for the government to shut down,” said McIntyre, who says he has voted 43 times against the president’s health care plan. “So we want to find a way to keep the government from shutting down. And it doesn’t mean there’s a compromise on the position on Obamacare or the medical device tax or any of these other issues that still need to be dealt with, but the bottom line is we have to keep the government open, because no one wins if the government shuts down.”

McIntyre said he and a bipartisan group of about 100 members called the No Labels Coalition have been working today on a deal to keep the government going and come back to the objections on health care later. Still, McIntyre says it’s about a 50-50 chance that Congress will reach a deal in time.

Rep. Walter Jones (R-3rd District) did not respond to our request for comment on the stalemate.

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Investigators say Friday office fire on Oleander caused by smoking materials

Monday, September 30th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Investigators from the Wilmington Fire Department have completed their origin and cause investigation of Friday’s fire at 63219 Oleander.

The investigation shows that the fire originated on the exterior of the second floor landing area and the cause was improperly discarded smoking material.

The fire started at the second floor landing and burned up the exterior of the structure and into the attic.

Total loss as of now to structure and personal property is $800,000.

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Four charged in weekend shooting

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Four men were charged in relation to gunfire incidents Sunday in Creekwood.

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