Wilmington HotelsWilmington AdvertiseWilmington AttractionsWilmington BeachesWilmington Business DirectoryWilmingtonWilmingtonWilmington GolfWilmington JobsWilmington NewsWilmington DiningWilmington Weather
     

 

 

Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

Archive for June, 2014

Clinical trials give cancer patients options

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Dr. Patrick Maguire uses less radiation to treat some forms of cancer

More: continued here

Thousands of chickens die in Bertie County fire

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

KELFORD, NC (AP) — Bertie County officials say thousands of chickens were killed in a fire at a farm in Kelford.

Emergency Services Manager Mitch Cooper says the fire shortly before noon Monday destroyed one chicken house.

Tom Moore says there are about 28,000 chickens in each of the four chicken houses at the site.

Kelford Fire Chief Leslie Parks says the wind spread the fire quickly. He says the chicken house had burned to the ground by the time fire crews arrived.

Workers said they don’t know what caused the fire.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

More: continued here

UPDATE: Officials safely locate missing Sunset Beach teen

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The missing teenager from Sunset Beach was safely located by officials early Tuesday morning.

More: continued here

DC universities strike deal to buy solar power from farms planned in NC

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two universities in the nation’s capital have agreed to a major energy deal to buy more than half their power from three new solar power farms planned in North Carolina.

George Washington University, American University and the George Washington University Hospital announced the 20-year agreement Monday night with Duke Energy Renewables to reduce their carbon footprints by directly tapping solar energy.

The Capital Partners Solar Project will break ground this summer. Once fully operational with 243,000 solar panels, the solar farms are expected to generate 123 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year. Planners say that translates to eliminating about 60,000 metric tons of carbon emissions per year or taking 12,500 cars off the road.

The Solar Energy Industries Association says this is the nation’s largest nonutility solar power purchase.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

solar_farms_generic.jpg

More: continued here

Duke Energy Renewables strikes solar power deal for farms planned in NC

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two universities in the nation’s capital have agreed to a major energy deal to buy more than half their power from three new solar power farms planned in North Carolina.

George Washington University, American University and the George Washington University Hospital announced the 20-year agreement Monday night with Duke Energy Renewables to reduce their carbon footprints by directly tapping solar energy.

The Capital Partners Solar Project will break ground this summer. Once fully operational with 243,000 solar panels, the solar farms are expected to generate 123 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year. Planners say that translates to eliminating about 60,000 metric tons of carbon emissions per year or taking 12,500 cars off the road.

The Solar Energy Industries Association says this is the nation’s largest nonutility solar power purchase.

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

solar_farms_generic.jpg

More: continued here

 

Archives

News provided by WWAY NewsChannel 3 and the StarNewsOnline

|Home| |Events| |Attractions| |Accommodations| |Restaurants| |Golf| |Beaches| |Jobs| |Getting Here| |Climate| |Directory| |News| |Advertise| |Contact Us|

 
 
  Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina