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Archive for April, 2014

Trash talk continues as county looks for landfill solution

Monday, April 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Since at least the 1980s New Hanover County Commissioners have debated what to do with the county’s trash. After a work session on the issue today, the debate continues.

“We haven’t accomplished anything at all,” Commissioner Jonathan Barfield said.

Waste Industries and Waste Management have submitted proposals to haul the county’s trash away. Both plans include taking it out of county, which would increase the tipping fee per ton from $59 to $61 or $81 depending on the plan.

“Being on this board since 2008, looking at all the data I’ve looked at, all the reports I’ve looked at, it all leads to one conclusion,” Barfield said.

For Barfield that conclusion is neither of the current proposals, but to refurbish the county’s old WASTEC facility.

“The recommendation then was pretty much the same as our staff is making now,” Barfield said. “The county can handle our waste management better than anyone else can.”

But other commissioners disagree and think the private sector can do it better.

“Keeping things the status quo, in my opinion, is not an option,” Commissioner Beth Dawson said.

She says the answer to this problem can be found in Waste Industries or Waste Management.

“We need to save our landfill in an environmentally and economically sound manner,” Dawson said.

Commissioners say the landfill is an asset to the county, because very few permits are issued for landfills in the eastern part of the state.

Commission Chair Woody White was also not convinced by the reports he saw today. He asked Waste Industries and Waste Management to come prepared with presentations to the next meeting and be ready to answer any more questions commissioners may have.

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Studio brings new form of yoga to Carolina Beach

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Salty Dog Yoga offers aerial yoga to practitioners

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Vehicle catches fire on TRB

Monday, April 21st, 2014

A vehicle fire has southbound lanes of the Thomas Rhodes Bridge closed.

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Fire out at Victaulic plant near Leland

Monday, April 21st, 2014

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Firefighters have put out a fire at a factory near Leland.

Leland Fire Chief John Grimes says the fire broke out this afternoon inside a machine inside Victaulic off US 74/76.

Employees were evacuated from the building as smoke started to fill the plant. No one was hurt.

Four fire departments responded, Grimes said.

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Man charged with stealing New Hanover deputy’s car

Monday, April 21st, 2014

The car was driven by one of the sheriff’s Alcoholic Beverage Control detectives

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