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Archive for December, 2013

3 evacuated at 13th, Glenn streets gas leak

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The Wilmington Fire Department is on the scene of a gas leak at 13th and Glenn streets.

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Cold storage facility project gets boost with grant

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The project calls for a 75,000-square-foot cold storage facility to store fruit, vegetables and meat.

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Residents evacuated, roads closed after construction crews strike gas line

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Some Wilmington residents have been evacuated and several roads closed down after construction crews struck a gas line just after noon today.

Wilmington fire crews are on the scene of the leak at the intersection of 13th and Glenn Streets, where some roads are blocked because of the repairs underway.

Firefighters say 3 to 4 residents living nearby were forced out of their homes as crews with Piedmont Natural Gas work to stop the underground gas leak. They say traffic is blocked at the intersection of 13th and Castle Streets, in the 1300 block of Glenn Street, and at 13th and Anne Streets.

Fire crews say no one was hurt, and that no one is in danger because of the leak. They say crews will be monitoring the area until the repair is complete.


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Governor’s Office announces year-end estimates for film in NC

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

RALEIGH — Popular television productions fueled one of the strongest years experienced by the film industry in North Carolina.

More than 60 productions registered with the N.C. Film Office and filmed in North Carolina in 2013.  Those productions amassed a record-high of more than 5,700 production days with filming taking place in more than 30 of the state’s 100 counties.

“In addition to our state’s beauty, we’ve developed the workforce and artists that make North Carolina an ideal place to produce quality projects efficiently,” said Governor McCrory.

Year-end projections show television and film productions had a direct in-state spend in excess of $254 million and created more than 4,000 well-paying crew positions for the state’s highly skilled workforce.  These productions created nearly 25,000 job opportunities (full time equivalent and temporary jobs), including talent and background extra positions, for North Carolinians.  These numbers are the second highest in the industry’s history for in-state spending by productions as well as total job opportunities created.



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Police identify men charged after gunfire, police chase

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department arrested four people Monday night in connection to reports of gunshots and a brief police chase.

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