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Archive for February, 2014

New Courtyard by Marriott opens at the corner of Second and Grace streets.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Newest Wilmington hotel has been three years in the making.

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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington City Manager finally talks about policy change that surprised staff

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It took some time, but we finally got Wilmington’s city manager to talk about a policy that has a lot of city workers upset.

We told you last night workers are just finding out about a policy that changes the way they’re paid if they get hurt on the job.

“It was simply to bring our workers compensation program in line, a benefit that is paid for by tax payers, in line with the same benefits,” Cheatham said.

When we finally caught up with Cheatham at a meeting last night, he said he misunderstood our question earlier in the day about the policy change city council passed without discussion in November that would stop paying workers hurt on the job as they wait for workers compensation coverage to kick in.

Cheatham says the city is trying to contain the cost of workers compensation.

“It takes away from the money that could otherwise be spent for employee raises and those kinds of things,” he said. “We have been looking and will continue to look for ways to reduce our cost so we can pay our employees better.”

In Cheatham’s original proposal to city council, he said this move would save the city $16,000 a year.

Cheatham says the city does have programs in place if that can help with compensation.

City spokeswoman Malissa Talbert says this policy change will probably only affect fewer than 10 people per year.


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Back in GOP, LaNasa to run for NC Senate

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Justin LaNasa is back in the Republican Party and running for office again.

He switched back to the GOP in July, according to the New Hanover County Board of Elections, and today filed to run for the 9th District NC Senate seat Thom Goolsby is leaving.

LaNasa, who has run for several offices, became a Libertarian after blasting Republican leaders after he lost the Wilmington Mayor’s race in 2011.

LaNasa, and Army and Coast Guard veteran who owns a tattoo parlor in downtown Wilmington, will be joined in the Republican primary for Senate by Michael Lee and Michael Burns.


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Why it could cost you more to visit the beach this year

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Wrightsville Beach town leaders are considering changes when it comes to parking, and how much visitors have to pay.

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Metal detectors to be installed at New Hanover High School for game

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Metal detectors will be in place for Wednesday’s playoff matchup between the Wildcats and Knightdale.

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