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Archive for July, 2014

Jobless rate continues to drop

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The unemployment rate continued to show improvement in June compared with year-earlier levels.

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Power out for several thousand people in Wilmington

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Several thousand people lost power in Wilmington on Wednesday morning.

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Power outage affecting traffic lights on Wilmington’s south side

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a massive power outage on the south side of town has knocked out power to multiple traffic lights, businesses and homes.

Police say traffic lights are out on the majority of southside streets from west of South College Road down Shipyard Blvd. to Burnett Blvs.

Duke Progress Energy repair teams are in route to fix the problem.

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


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Two Cumberland Co. deputies shot in Fayetteville

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WTVD) — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says two deputies were shot in the 5100 block of New Moon Drive in Fayetteville.

It happened around 7 a.m. in the area off Crystal Springs Road between Cumberland and Camden roads after deputies were called to the Crystal Springs Mobile Home Park following a domestic situation.

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Coast Guard says drownings are up in 5th District

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

PORTSMOUTH, VA (AP) — The US Coast Guard 5th District is emphasizing safety on the water following 40 drownings that occurred from northern New Jersey to southern North Carolina this summer.

A statement from the Coast Guard says that of the 40 boating- or swimming-related deaths, 34 people were not wearing lifejackets.

Capt. William Cameron, 5th District response chief, says regardless of how a person ends up in the water, wearing a lifejacket is the single most important precaution a person can take to increase their chances of survival when things go wrong.

The Coast Guard is strongly encouraging boaters and swimmers to take simple precautions like swimming in areas with lifeguards, getting a free, local vessel safety check and taking a boating safety course.

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


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