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7:45 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Waste Part 2: Managing the New Commodity

Dumping recyclables at the defunct Wastec facility
WHQR

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New Hanover County is on the verge of out-sourcing its trash operations.  

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Local - January 13
5:30 am
Tue January 14, 2014

New Hanover County Uses This Year's Elections to Prep For Upcoming Voter ID Changes

The 2014 state legislative elections could be the last in which voters don’t have to comply with the Voter Information Verification Act of 2013—also known as VIVA. This controversial law, which requires ballot-casting North Carolinians to present photo ID, goes into effect just in time for the federal elections of 2016, and could render 200,000 citizens ineligible to vote. In order to identify at-risk voters in New Hanover County, the Board of Elections will be screening for IDs throughout this year.

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Local
11:23 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Candidate Profile: Elizabeth Redenbaugh (D), NC Senate, District 9

Elizabeth Redenbaugh accepting the JFK Profile In Courage Award
Tom Fitzsimmons John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

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The race for North Carolina’s Senate District 9 is changing rapidly. 

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Local
4:06 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Goolsby Announces He Won't Run for Re-election to State Senate

Senator Thom Goolsby, R-New Hanover County
http://www.ncleg.net

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State Senator Thom Goolsby, a Republican from Wilmington, will not seek re-election this year. 

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Local - January 10
2:39 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Wilmington Housing Authority Calls for Major Public Input

Wilmington's Hillcrest Community is a medium-sized public development. WHA

The Wilmington Housing Authority is moving full-speed toward its goal of getting a thirty-million-dollar federal grant to revitalize Hillcrest—and it’s seeking public input. If awarded a competitive Choice Neighborhood Grant, the Authority will be working with the community to improve not only the public housing project, but the city spanning Third to Fifteenth, and Castle to Martin streets.

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Local
5:53 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Proposed Change to Special Use Permit Language in NHC Raises Questions Among Stakeholders

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Proposed changes to New Hanover County’s Special Use Permit are the subject of heated discussion among stakeholders on all sides. 

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Local
5:37 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

McIntyre Won't Run Again for U.S. Rep. of NC's 7th Congressional District

U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre, D-NC

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U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre, a Democrat from Lumberton, North Carolina, is stepping down after his term expires.

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Local - January 8
2:31 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

NHC to Host Public Hearing on Special Use Permits

Tonight, New Hanover County’s planning department is holding a public hearing about some newly-proposed changes to the special use permit. 

At a November work session, the planning department offered a draft that would require applicants to address their long-range impact on the community and environment.  

The latest changes are meant to clarify requirements, but some are saying the new language also stands to modify them. 

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Local - January 7
5:04 am
Tue January 7, 2014

City and Police Team Up to Suss Out Speeding in Wilmington

The City of Wilmington is working with the police to tackle one ongoing problem: speeding in residential areas. City officials are launching a pilot program, based on data they’ve been gathering using hidden radar devices that track vehicular speed within select neighborhoods. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that by the end of this month, the city plans to mail these residents details on speeding patterns along their own streets.

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Local
10:34 am
Mon January 6, 2014

With a Severe Cold Snap on the Way, CFPUA Offers Tips to Prevent Water Pipes from Freezing

above-ground water pipe
Tom W. Sulcer

With temperatures predicted to be well below freezing for several days in the region, water pipes in area homes have a greater chance of freezing and possibly bursting.  

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is offering a few reminders that could prevent the record-breaking cold from becoming an expensive ordeal.

From CFPUA

Preventive measures:

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