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Archive for January, 2014

James Sprunt Community College closed due to water line break

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

James Sprunt Community College will be closed from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday because of a water line break.

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Pop-up eatery hosts finale before moving to permanent home

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A pop-up diner took over the Dixie Grill for one night only before heading to a permanent home in the Brooklyn Arts District.

Canape was the Cape Fear’s first pop-up restaurant, and while tonight was their final pop-up dinner, diner’s say that they have added new flavor to downtown Wilmington.

The world of pop-up dining is literally here today and gone tomorrow.

“What’s really neat about the area is that Wilmington is a small town, and it disproportionately has some good chefs and good restaurants,” diner Russ Dressell said.

But not every chef can afford their own brick and mortar building, so pop-up restaurants like Canape travel around the Port City invading established eateries and serving their own cuisine.

“It’s a food culture and a community downtown, and if we can all kind of join together to create a really cool and fun food scene, then that’s really where it’s at,” chef Matthew Gould said.

Pop-up restaurants usually offer small seatings and a small menu that is spread out over a number of courses, so what is it that keeps diner’s coming back?

“What keeps me coming back is the variety of the food,” on patron said. “The exuberance of the chefs. For the most part they use all local ingredients.”

Another said, “The way it was presented. The food, the drinks, the wine. It was phenomenal.”

As pop-up restaurants become established and add another ingredient to downtown, they fill up more than our appetites as they move into more permanent homes.

“If you don’t try them you’re missing out, it’s just a really great experience,” Dressell said.

Canape will move into its new home on N. 4th St. in the Brooklyn Arts District some time in early February. It will be located in the old Big Thai building.

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Officials eye new ramp as solution to traffic jams at Freeman Park

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Officials with Carolina Beach are hoping to install a ramp in Freeman Park by the beginning of tourist season

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CHARGED: Man caught with counterfeit cocaine

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department arrested a man early Saturday morning who is accused of trying to sell fake drugs.

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Gov. McCrory wants to talk about year ahead

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory wants to let North Carolina citizens know what his goals are for 2014 and beyond.

McCrory scheduled a news conference Tuesday with his Cabinet and top staff at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh.

McCrory’s office confirmed the Republican wants to talk about his agenda as he enters his second year in office.

He gave a taste of his ideas while speaking with audiences in Wilson last week. He said he was interested in raising teacher pay and wants to make educators feel respected.

McCrory also said he wanted to help rural communities with economic development, get more workers trained for vacant jobs and repair more state government buildings.

The governor says he had to make tough decisions in 2013 with unemployment debt and tax changes.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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