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Archive for July, 2014

DOT to hold hearing on design of new Surf City bridge

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The proposed design for the new fixed bridge will be showcased at a public hearing later this month

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NC unemployment rate remains flat at 6.4 percent

Friday, July 18th, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate remained flat for June, as the number of people with full-time jobs slipped slightly from the prior month.

The state Commerce Department reported Friday that North Carolina’s unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in June, which was the same rate reported for May. That was above the national average, which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported at 6.1 percent.

North Carolina’s jobless rate for June is 1.9 percentage points lower than for the same period a year ago.

The number of people with full-time jobs in June dropped by about 8,600 from May, to about 4,400,000. The number of people who were unemployed also decreased about 2,100 over the month, to nearly 300,000.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Robbery victim knocked unconscious, roommate finds suspects in living room

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department responded to an armed robbery at apartment B at 4014 Park Avenue around 10:40 p.m. Thursday.

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State commission to seek legal action against Wilmington cemetery owner

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The North Carolina Cemetery Commission voted Wednesday to proceed with legal action against the owner of cemetery in Wilmington.

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75,000 gallons of wastewater overflows into Lake Waccamaw after sewer spills

Friday, July 18th, 2014

LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) — Lake Waccamaw leaders are awaiting water test results after they say thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed into Lake Waccamaw when it rained following two sanitary sewer spills.

According to a news release from the town, the first spill happened Wednesday at a manhole on Canal Cove Road, and town leaders say the second happened at another manhole on Creek Ridge Road. The two spills ultimately resulted in about 7,500 gallons of untreated wastewater to overflow into the lake.

Persistent inflow and infiltration of groundwater into the town’s sewer collection system is what caused the spill, town leaders said in the release. Heavy rainfall there Wednesday then caused the waste overflowed into Lake Waccamaw.

The release says the NC Department of Environmental and Natural Resources requires the town to take two sets of samples for testing. Town leaders say the first set of test results will be available today, while the second set will be completed by Tuesday.

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