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Archive for October, 2013

UPDATE: Leak contained at DuPont plant in Bladen County

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — After a leak at the DuPont Fayetteville Works Plant on Highway 87 in Bladen County, the company says no one in the community needs to take action.

According to a news release from DuPont Operations, methylene chloride leaked at the site around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Crews were able to contain the material that’s used as a coolant in the plant’s manufacturing process.

Emergency manager Bobby Kinlaw said five people had to go to the hospital after the hazmat incident. Regional Public Affairs Manager Lisa Randall said one of the those employees was found unconscious. That employee was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and then transferred to a medical facility in Chapel Hill. But, she does not know why the employee passed out nor how the person is doing at this time.

The other employees are still being at held at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center as a precaution.

OSHA considers methylene chloride to be a potential occupational carcinogen. Short-term exposures to high concentrations might cause mental confusion, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, and headache.

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Local dentist hosts “Great Candy Buy Back”

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

If you are wondering what to do with all of the Halloween candy your kids bring home, one local dentist has the answer.

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Brunswick County man sentenced as Habitual Felon

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Frederick Corbitt Pence was found guilty of DWI in Brunswick County Superior Court Thursday, but because of his previous criminal record, and this latest run-in with the law, his status will now be listed as a Habitual Felon.

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Sheriff reiterates needed support for new deputy positions

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Gang activity and gun violence overtook the county commissioners’ agenda review Thursday.

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Fair manager stresses ride safety in wake of Raleigh accidents

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Local organizers confident about safety as fair opens Friday.

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