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Archive for March, 2014

Woman arrested in Shallotte fire

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Lisa Watts Stillwell, 49, is charged in connection with a fire earlier in the day.

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Judge rejects Duke’s call to stay ruling

Friday, March 21st, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A judge is rejecting Duke Energy’s attempt to stop a ruling that would force the company to take immediate action to clean up its coal ash dumps.

Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway ruled two weeks ago that regulators are failing to properly apply state law to address groundwater pollution at the toxic ash pits – and the company must take immediate action to correct the problem.

But Duke asked Ridgeway to stay the ruling until the company could appeal.

Duke officials did not immediately return telephone calls seeking comment Thursday.

Attorneys for the Southern Environmental Law Center who filed the case praised the decision.

North Carolina has 14 coal-fired plants and 33 ash dumps spread across the state – all stored in unlined, leaky pits near public waterways.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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UPDATE: Disabled veteran’s motorcycle recovered

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

A motorcycle stolen from a disabled veteran while he was on the way to his honeymoon has been recovered.

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Found body might be that of missing Southport man

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

A body found on the shore of Bald Head Island may be that of a missing Southport man

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Relocation of entrance among changes to festival concert setup

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

This will be the second year of outdoor concerts on the CFCC campus.

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