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Carolina Beach Road project 'substantially' complete

Resurfacing, widening and median improvements done NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- A project to widen and create turning lanes along a 9-mile stretch of Carolina Beach is nearly complete, and the N.C. Department of Transportation has moved up a project to resurface and widen another 4-mile stretch of the busy

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-11-24 14:04:00

Dosher adding second guest chef program

Guest chef Dustin Garrett from Oliver's on the Cape Fear in Southport will prepare a meal focused on weight management and heart healthy cuisine. Due to popular demand, Dosher Memorial Hospital announced a second guest chef healthy cooking demonstration for November. Guest chef Dustin Garrett from O

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-11-23 14:00:00

Old Southport gym on track for demolition

Southport's Lord Street gym is on track to be demolished upon Brunswick County's receipt of a demolition permit from the city. SOUTHPORT -- For some Southport residents, the old Lord Street gym is more than just a dilapidated building, it's part of the city's history. Yet the gym is on track to be d

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-11-23 14:00:00

Southport committee reviewing whether water, sewer rate hikes were sufficient

Early numbers show that water and sewer rate increases implemented earlier this year may not be sufficient to cover Southport's costs of providing those services. Last March, the mayor-appointed committee examined the water and sewer fund balances from 2016 and prior years. That analysis indicated t

THE STATE PORT PILOT - 2017-11-23 18:11:00

New Hanover County Church will help Meals on Wheels make Turkey Day happen for hundreds

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) - Hundreds of families in New Hanover County will be thankful for the people at Meals on Wheels and one local church. That's because they plan to ship out more than a thousand Thanksgiving day meals. Starting this week the folks at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church were


Carolina Beach lake dredging in limbo

Town council to decide options for lake project in upcoming meeting CAROLINA BEACH -- The excavator is still and a mound of mud sits untouched on the shore of Carolina Beach lake. A section of walkway remains closed more than a month after the town had to stop what has become a seemingly never-endin


Police look for suspect who shot and killed man in car

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) - A man has been shot to death in his car in South Carolina and police are looking for the shooter. Goose Creek Police Maj. John Grainger told local media that officers were called to a vehicle around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. A man in that car was taken to a hospital where he died

WECT - 2017-11-24 13:31:43

Police: Attentive driver helped solve hit-and-run quickly

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say an attentive driver helped solve a hit and run just minutes after it happened in North Carolina. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Lt. Andrew Harris says the driver saw a man walking as he drove to the store around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, then as he returned noticed a

WECT - 2017-11-23 14:14:25

This yam deserves to win the internet

It didn't exactly break the internet, but there is no denying that it's an eye-catching photo: a smiling man holding a yam that is about 3 feet long. "That's the biggest one I've seen from that particular species," says Paul Wilkin, the head of natural capital and plant health at the United Kingdom'

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-24 14:24:00

New U.S. attorney, nominated by Trump, is sworn in for western Wisconsin

A new U.S. attorney has been sworn in for the Western District of Wisconsin. Scott C. Blader took the oath of office on Wednesday. He became the top federal law enforcement official for 44 counties in western Wisconsin. Blader was most recently the district attorney for Waushara County, a position t

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-24 13:44:00

Earth Notes: What to do with electronics you don't need

I am going to touch on smart electronics recycling briefly this week. If you have further questions about the topic discussed please contact me at jbarton@nwrpc.com or 715.635.2197, you can also visit our website atnwrpc.com. As I am sure you already know, many of the new smart home appliances emerg

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-24 13:35:00

Love hunting but not taste of venison? Here are a few ideas to try to enjoy your venison

Are you one of those sportsmen who loves to hunt deer but doesn't enjoy the taste of venison? There are several important steps from the field to the freezer to the table, and a few simple precautions along the way can make a big difference in the final product. Here are some tips that will turn you

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Thanksgiving dinner at lowest price since 2010

Thanksgiving dinner will cost less for many Wisconsinites this year. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau's annual survey of grocery store prices found dinner for 10 people costs $47.26. That's 54 cents less than in 2016 and the lowest price since 2010. Sarah Marketon, communications director for the Farm Bure

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-23 14:28:00

Kwik Trip plans $300 million investment in operations

Kwik Trip is planning to make a $300 million capital investment to support its convenience store chain. Plans by the La Crosse-based retailer include a $113 million bakery plant, expanding its dairy manufacturing facility, kitchen operations and transportation fleet. The investment is expected to cr

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-23 14:19:00

CAP squadrons support Wreaths Across America

Local volunteers are working to ensure that all veterans laid to rest at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner are honored this December on National Wreaths Across America Day. This year, the ceremony held simultaneously across the country at more than 1,200 locations, at 11 a.m.


Baby's death leads to homicide arrest

A Haugen man has been arrested in the death of his 3-month old child July 9. Curtis A. Strand, 31, was booked into the Barron County jail for first-degree reckless homicide following a 4-month investigation into the child's death, stated a news release issued by the Sheriff's Department. The case is


Asking for Help: The United Way in Acton and Boxborough

This is the first in a series of stories about community resources available to those in crisis and may not know where to find help. In this story, we interview Rachel Sagan, executive director of the Acton-Boxborough United Way. Sagan, who recently won the John R. Heerwagen Award for non-profit Lea

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 16:34:09

Acton Minutemen: Celebrating Acton's Colonial Past

Acton Minuteman Captain Steve Crosby may reside in Newburyport, but that isn't where he grew up. "I lived my whole childhood in Acton," Crosby said "I like to tell people all the places I lived in Acton: Minutemen Ridge, Patriots Hill, Revolutionary Road...there was a theme there." Crosby said he jo

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 20:20:26

MetroWest Business Digest for Saturday, Nov. 25

SeaChange to announce financial results SeaChange International, of Acton, will announce its fiscal 2018 third quarter financial results at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 after the market close and will host a conference call to discuss those results at 5 p.m. that day. The company's press release will be posted on

METROWEST DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-25 08:01:00

Guest Commentary: Our future needs help now

Acton and Boxborough residents - residents, parents, grandparents, nonparents - all need to be aware that some children are not being given equal access and opportunity in our schools. We need to remedy this situation, as I am certain that no one wants this to continue in our towns. We need you to a

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 17:18:29