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Archive for September, 2014

McCrory’s $1 billion borrow for roads questioned

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — There are questions about Gov. Pat McCrory’s plan to borrow $1 billion for new highway construction.

The Charlotte Observer reported that McCrory’s plan might fund highway projects that do not rank very high on a new data-driven priority system the governor created last year.

The borrowing plan announced last week is designed to kick-start projects that would boost economic development, especially in rural areas.

Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter said the projects included on the latest list do not seem to be in line with the ranking system developed last year.

A proposed $128 million bypass around Rockingham in the new plan was in the bottom 35 projects of about 460 projects evaluated using last year’s ranking system.

Transportation Department officials say the new list has not been finalized.

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Jury selection continues for former Fair Bluff police chief

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A former lawman arrested on drug charges on the job is finally getting his day in court.

Jury selection continues in the case of former Fair Bluff Police Chief Marty Lewis, District Attorney Jon David says.

Lewis was arrested in May 2012. A Columbus County grand jury indicted Lewis for multiple felonies, including conspiracy to traffic prescription drugs and conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

Town leaders later fired Lewis and Town Clerk Tamika Packer, who was also indicted on drug charges.


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Story of the Hermit of Fort Fisher gets second run

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Big Dawg wrapped up its performances of The Hermit of Fort Fisher in Wilmington in September, but now the company is partnering with Brunswick Little Theatre for a second run.

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UPDATE: Officials to hold meeting regarding safety equip. failure at Wilmington nuclear plant

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has scheduled a meeting with officials of Global Nuclear Fuel of Wilmington for Wednesday, Oct. 1 to discuss failure of safety equipment.

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New board leadership for Wilmington Housing Authority

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

At a Monday meeting, the board that oversees the Wilmington Housing Authority selected new leadership.

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