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Archive for July, 2014

Agreement could lead to restored rail service in Columbus County

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

An agreement reached this week could rail cars moving again in Columbus County. Carolina Southern Railroad stopped service nearly three years ago after the Federal Railroad Administration found structural problems with some of the company's bridges.

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CANCELLED: Thursday’s Sounds of Summer concert

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

WECT's Sounds of Summer concert series has been cancelled.

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Thursday’s Sounds of Summer concert featuring Blivet!

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

WECT's Sounds of Summer concert series will continue in Wrightsville Beach Thursday night.

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GE slowing down laser work

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

GE Hitachi will consolidate development activities at GE Hitachi’s Castle Hayne headquarters, suspending most contractor-based work on the laser enrichment technology

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Lottery winner from Horse Shoe is lucky twice

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Where else but the town of Horse Shoe would a person get lucky twice in the N.C. Education Lottery?

Self-employed painter Ivan Gilbert is a two-time winner. He won $1 million this week in the $120 Million Cash scratch off game. In May 2012, Gilbert won $100,000 in the Super Lucky 7s game.

Gilbert said the first win helped stabilize his family’s life. He says the latest win will allow him and his wife to buy a home.

Gilbert purchased his ticket at a store in Hendersonville on Sunday. He took the cash payment option and received a check for $415,206 after state and federal taxes were withheld, making him the fourth player to win a $1 million prize in the game.

Horse Shoe is 23 miles south of Asheville.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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