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Archive for March, 2014

Columbus County faces $400K fix for spotty emergency radio system

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Columbus County commissioners are considering a $400,000 fix to a relatively new emergency radio system that hasn't delivered as promised.

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Fire crews battling large commercial structure fire

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Crews from both the Wilmington and New Hanover County Fire Departments are battling a large fire Thursday afternoon.

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Police release name of North Topsail Beach drowning victim

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WWAY) — North Topsail Beach Mayor Dan Tuman said a man in his early 60s died while surfing alone Wednesday afternoon.

Tuman said investigators were alerted to the drowning by a witness who found the victim unresponsive in the surf in the Village Sound area just before 3:30 p.m. He said the victim’s name has not been released, but he is 62 years old and from Sneads Ferry.

Police say the victim was Michael Moore, 63, of Sneads Ferry.

An autopsy in Jacksonville this morning indicated a heart-related medical problem most likely led to Moore drowning.

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CFPUA postpones work that would have meant northside boil water advisory

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) has postponed work that will require a precautionary boil water advisory for homes and businesses in a portion of the north side of Wilmington. The work was scheduled to be done Friday afternoon.

The utility announced the postponement Thursday evening. Crews were slated to replace three valves in the area of the N. 4th St. due to potential impact on businesses, according to a news release.

There’s no word yet when the work will be done.

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State says Duke Energy pumped coal ash at Cape Fear site

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

The state has cited Duke Energy for violating wastewater permit by pumping an estimated 61 million gallons of wastewater from two coal ash pits at the Cape Fear Steam Electric Plant to a tributary of the Cape Fear River.

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