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Archive for August, 2014

Fighting childhood obesity in Wilmington

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

A Wilmington man is taking on childhood obesity as his personal challenge as he once suffered as an obese child.

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Authorities cancel Silver Alert for a missing Fayetteville man

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has cancelled a Silver Alert for a Fayetteville man.

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NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation’s first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.

The General Assembly on Wednesday approved legislation addressing the problem unmasked six months ago when a coal ash spill from a Duke Energy plant coated 70 miles of the Dan River in gray sludge. The measure goes to Gov. Pat McCrory before becoming law.

Environmentalists said the legislation improved on earlier efforts, but didn’t go far enough.

Lawmakers said the measure would reverse a Superior Court judge’s ruling that Duke must take “immediate action” to eliminate groundwater contamination that crosses onto a neighboring property. Environmental attorney Frank Holleman says that will allow Duke to study the problem indefinitely before starting cleanup.

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UFO over Ocean Isle?

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — What was in the sky over ocean isle beach this weekend?

“I thought that’s a strange light, maybe it’s a helicopter light and I was watching them go, and they sorta did like a half circle,” said Woozy Dell, who is vacationing for the week out on Ocean Isle Beach, “and then I saw another one come, and then I thought this is bizarre, and it got a little interesting.”

What she says she saw were a series of dots in the sky. They appeared to be glowing orbs, changing in color, and multiplying in number.

“So I saw 2 and then I started seeing 3 and then I started seeing 4 and then I started counting them because I thought my gosh what is this,” said Dell, “What I saw was an orange-ish red and when it went back around it was white.”

She saw it all late Saturday night. She said it lasted just 17 minutes.

“It was in the sky and then went away and it was, the lights, were so unusual that you know it was something you don’t forget,” said Dell.

We got an email from someone in Wilmington seeing strange lights in the Wrightsville Beach sky too. Problem is no one knows what it was.

“I have to admit,” she laughed, “I did go out the next night looking. And tonight looks like a clear night so.”


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Community encouraged to meet Wilmington Police Commanders

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

The Northwest Patrol from the Wilmington Police Department will be available to meet and greet residents of the community Aug. 27.

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