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Archive for October, 2014

Candidates for judges’ posts discuss issues

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Candidates are running for seats in the 5th and 13th judicial district courts

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Charlie Daniels proves you can go home again

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The "Long Haired Country Boy," who was born in Wilmington in 1936, will perform Saturday at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater.

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UNCW releases employee named in report of UNC academic scandal

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Beth Bridger worked as one of three academic coordinators for UNCW athletics.

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Wilmington riverfront voted best in US

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s official. Wilmington has the best riverfront in the United States.

The downtown riverfront got the most votes in USA Today’s 10Best Riverfronts in America poll. Wilmington got 33 percent of the votes, in fact. Spokane, WA, was in second place with 28 percent, followed by Davenport and Dubuque, IA, and Pittsburgh rounding out the top five.

Click here to see the whole 10Best list

“Visitors of Wilmington and its island beaches know that our riverfront is a special place for recreation, dining, shopping and enjoying natural beauty,” New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority President/CEO Kim Hufham said. “From a tourism standpoint, the importance of a national designation such as this cannot be overstated.”

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Regulators approve terminal groin for Bald Head Island

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — State regulators have given approval for a terminal groin off of Bald Head Island.

The NC Division of Coastal Management this week issued a Coastal Area Management Act, or CAMA, Major Permit to the Village of Bald Head Island to build a terminal groin up to 1,900 feet long at the point between South Beach and West Beach.

The permit was issued under a law that amended the NC Coastal Area Management Act to allow permitting of up to four terminal groins at North Carolina ocean inlets to protect structures and infrastructure from erosion.

The NC Department of Environmental and Natural Resources says a terminal groin is a long, low structure, typically made of rock or concrete, which extends out into the ocean at the end of an island, and is intended to trap sand and prevent beach erosion.

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