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Archive for November, 2013

Council amends rules banning guns in parks

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington City Council voted unanimously to reverse a ruling that banned concealed weapons from being carried in city parks and the cross city trail.

At the Tuesday night council meeting the council passed an amendment to the city’s code that clarifies a ban on brining handguns onto city property.

The city changed the language in order to conform to the new language in North Carolina state laws.


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Council salaries will go up with city workers’ wages

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Soon, the Wilmington City Council and Mayor will get raises when city workers do.

On Tuesday night, the council approved the new policy.

Councilwomen Margaret Haynes and Laura Padgett sponsored the resolution that would direct the city manager to apply any future cost of living pay adjustments for general employees to the pay of the mayor and city council.

Elected officials last got a raise in 2006.

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Basketball great to speak at CBGC

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

A North Carolina State basketball great will speak Thursday at the Community Boys and Girls Club

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Council salaries tied to raises for workers after policy vote

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

In the last decade, the council’s base pay has only changed twice

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Forest service says NC wildfire not under control

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) – Officials with the U.S. Forest Service say it may take several more days before a wildfire in Linville Gorge is contained.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/1aEdmqF) last weekend’s rain helped slow the blaze in Pisgah National Forest in Burke County. But Forest Service spokeswoman Deborah Walker said strong winds Tuesday and dry conditions predicted through Thursday will make bringing the fire under control more difficult.

As of Monday, the fire covered 2,275 acres.

Walker said nearly 200 firefighters were working the blaze, double the number at the site last week. She said firefighters are focusing on building containment lines, and hope to have the fire under control by Friday.

No injuries have been reported. Walker said a hunting cabin is in danger but is not immediately threatened.


Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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

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