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Archive for July, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERT: Massive power outage on Wilmington’s southside

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

A massive power outage on Wilmington's southside has left multiple traffic lights, businesses and residences without power Wednesday morning.

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Power outage affects traffic lights, homes, businesses on Wilmington’s south side

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — About 2,000 customers are still without power after a large outage on the south side of town this morning knocked out service to multiple traffic lights, businesses and homes.

This morning Wilmington Police said traffic lights were out on the majority of southside streets from west of South College Road down Shipyard Blvd. to Burnett Blvd. By about 10:30 a.m. traffic lights were back on along Shipyard, including the intersection at Carolina Beach Road.

WPD says Duke Progress Energy crews located the cause of the outage at a sub-station on Carolina Beach Road and Southern Boulevard. According to Duke’s website, the issue was damage to transmission lines. According to the site, power should be restored mid-day.

Police encourage drivers to treat intersections without power as four-way stops.


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NC weighs giving upfront money for promised jobs

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014


RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers are considering breaking with a generation of state job-hunting efforts and giving corporations upfront money to move.

A state House tax-writing committee on Wednesday set up negotiations with the Senate on legislation creating a new fund with $20 million this year entrusted to one of Gov. Pat McCrory’s appointees.

That person is Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker. She says the state’s nearly two decades of luring companies with tax breaks only available after workers were hired and factories built is no longer enough to draw big manufacturing projects going elsewhere.

Decker says aviation and car companies are going to be hunting for factory sites in the coming decade, with lots of jobs in the balance.

Some conservatives and liberals criticize the proposal as corporate welfare.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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Police: Man used fake child abuse donation box to get money

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

SURF CITY, NC (WCTI) — An Onslow County man has been arrested for creating a fake child abuse donation box outside a store in order to take people’s money.

Surf City Police said Samuel Carson Harris, 47, of Sneads Ferry, was arrested and charged with felony obtain property false pretense.

Arrest warrants say between January 2010 and November 2013, Harris obtained an unknown amount of money from people at the Surf City Friendly Mart.

Click here to read more at WCTI12.com


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UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted for a portion of Wilmington

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The boil water advisory issued by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Tuesday, for parts of Wilmington, has been lifted.

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