THE infill cladding project at Langtree Park is co

first_imgTHE infill cladding project at Langtree Park is continuing at pace.The East Stand is the latest area contractors are working on and our picture shows it is taking shape.The club expects the full project to be in place by World Cup game between Australia and Fiji on November 2.last_img

TODAY was a one training session day for the lads

first_imgTODAY was a one training session day for the lads and this gave them a chance to take in the city and, on the way home, a night of Go Karting which has become one of the highlights on tour, writes Mike Rush.I first must inform all that Mr Martyn, for the second trip in a row, was disqualified by the FIA for overtaking in the no overtaking zone.It was at this moment that my own concentration went and was the start of my own decline.It left the oldest racer Mr Derek Traynor, the Head Coach, to take the crown as the 2013 championFrom the players we had some good performances; Kieron Herbert who had the quickest time of all the players, with Danny Abram and Joe Ryan not far behind.The entertainer of the night was an easy decision with James Nicholl taking the award.He hit everything that moved and spent more time on the grass than the tarmac.He was pulled in for a talking to but as he left he claimed Dave Eccleston had told him he was ok …(No one should very listen to Dave Eccleston)The overall result from a great night out is as follows:Winner – Derek Traynor 2nd – Kieran Herbert 3rd – Danny Abram 4th – Tommy Martyn – Later disqualifiedOverall entertainment winner – James NichollMost disappointing performance – Mr N KilshawCOYSTo find out the latest on the Academy Tour click here.last_img read more

Our Betfred Super League season gets underway with

first_imgOur Betfred Super League season gets underway with a mouth-watering clash against our fiercest rivals on Thursday January 31 (7.45pm) at the Totally Wicked Stadium.It’s sure to be one of the hottest tickets in town and an ideal Christmas present for those Saints in your life that want to sample the best derby in world rugby league.It’s not often the two biggest clubs in the game face-off so early in the campaign and this one is guaranteed not to be missed with so much at stake.Saints Head Coach Justin Holbrook said: “It certainly adds a bit of excitement, knowing we are playing our biggest rivals in round one.“It will be a great game and we are looking forward to it.”Saints beat the Warriors twice last season and will want to get their season off to the best possible start against the 2018 Champions.New star signings Lachlan Coote, Kevin Naiqama and Joseph Paulo are also set to feature alongside the World’s Best Prop Luke Thompson and Golden Boot winner – and World’s Best Winger – Tommy Makinson.Tickets can be bought by calling into the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, telephoning 01744 455 052 or online here.The Ticket Office will be open from 10am on Saturday.ALL of Saints 14 Betfred Super League home games will be on sale from this time too – it’s time to be Saints and Proud and back your boys to glory in 2019!last_img read more

NCDOT proposes plan to improve CSX tracks in Bladen County

first_imgLAURINBURG, NC (WWAY) — The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes improving sections of CSX railroad tracks in Scotland and Bladen counties to help alleviate rail congestion and accommodate for freight growth.The department’s Rail Division would improve low-speed tracks connecting to other CSX lines east of Laurinburg and east of Bladenboro, as well as near East Arcadia in Bladen County. The three sections of tracks that would be improved total about 6.7 miles.- Advertisement – Part of a busy freight line between Wilmington and Charlotte, the tracks reduce the number of heavy trucks on state highways. The department would use a federal grant to improve the CSX tracks to reduce rail freight delays, improve air quality and lower highway congestion.NCDOT will seek public input on the project Thursday, Aug. 31, at First United Methodist Church at 101 W. Church St. in Laurinburg. The informal meeting is from 5 to 7 p.m.Residents unable to attend the meeting may submit questions and comments are due Sept. 15. For additional information, contact Anamika Laad, Senior Rail Project Engineer at 1 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, N.C. 27601; or; or 919-707-4705.Related Article: Bladen County crossroads to get roundaboutProject information and materials can be viewed on the NCDOT website as they become available.NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Tony Gallagher at the department’s Human Environment Section, at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C., 27699-1598; 919-707-6069; or who speak Spanish and have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.last_img read more

State orders Chemours to provide more bottled water to nearby families

first_imgState orders Chemours to provide bottled water to more well owners (Photo: Kirsten Gutierrez/WWAY) SOUTHEASTERN NC (WWAY) — The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality has ordered Chemours to provide bottled water to nine more well owners near the company’s Fayetteville facility after the most recent preliminary test results show GenX above the provisional state health goal in residential drinking wells.This brings to 35 the number of residential well owners living near Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility who are receiving bottled water because of GenX detections above the state health goal of 140 parts per trillion.- Advertisement – The state Department of Environmental Quality and Chemours have sampled 105 residential wells since testing near the facility began in September. DEQ is sending all well owners well testing results and health and other information based on the results.DEQ officials are working on longer-term water solutions for residents with affected wells, most of whom live north of the facility. Among the possibilities are installing home water filter systems or connecting affected homes to an uncontaminated well source or a nearby public water supply.“We all count on having access to a clean, reliable source of drinking water and these well owners deserve no less,” said Michael Regan, secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality. “Bottled water is a short-term fix and we’re working with the counties and the company to find a long-term solution for families who rely on these wells.”Related Article: Town of Belville plans to appeal H2GO decisionDEQ launched its testing of residential wells near Chemours’ facility in September after the agency discovered GenX in non-drinking wells at the facility.In addition to testing residential wells, DEQ officials announced they will soon start conducting water tests at other locations frequently used by residents in the community near Chemours. Those locations include Marshwood Lake, Point East Lake, Alderman Elementary School, Gray’s Creek Elementary School, Gray’s Creek High School and water fountains at a ballfield north of Marshwood Lake. Results of those tests will be provided to the public when completed.DEQ is testing for GenX and two other fluorinated compounds, PFOA and PFOS – all of which have established health goals. Chemours is testing for GenX. The company has expanded its testing of residential drinking water wells near the facility for GenX to include wells one mile from the property’s boundary. DEQ and Chemours are testing some of the same wells.last_img read more

Emergency management monitoring river levels after heavy rains

first_img(Photo: Pixabay) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Heavy rain over the past several days has been flooding the area and emergency management crews in Pender County are monitoring rivers basins.Tommy Batson with Pender County Emergency Management says as of Tuesday at noon, many spots were extremely saturated with rainwater.- Advertisement – Batson added that all the rivers, creeks and streams are at full capacity. He says the rivers are rising.However, his office doesn’t expect any major effects at this time. He says they will continue to monitor the situation throughout the week.One area of concern are homes in the Riverbend Subdivision located off Highway 53, west of Burgaw.Related Article: Burgaw to host first-ever blueberry drop to ring in the new yearTo check current river stages, click here.last_img read more

Wilmington oral surgeon faces new sex crime charges

first_imgMichael Lee Hasson (Photo: NHSO) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington oral surgeon now faces 12 new sex charges after being arrested again earlier Tuesday.Michael Lee Hasson now faces nearly 30 sex charges including the new charges of six counts of felony second degree sexual offense and six counts of misdemeanor sexual battery.- Advertisement – The NC State Board of Dental Examiners suspended Dr. Michael Lee Hasson‘s license in February, shortly after he was arrested and charged with sexual battery and forcible sexual offense. The crimes allegedly happened while his patients were under anesthesia.After the arrest, more alleged victims came forward and police charged Hasson with 13 additional sex crimes that allegedly took place while treating patients. The abuse allegedly took place between 2009 and 2018.Documents released on March 26 provide more details about those allegations.Related Article: Fixer says he made cash payment to NC State recruit in college hoops schemeHis bond is now set at $1.1 million.last_img read more

Sunset Beach investigating body found near pier

first_imgSUNSET BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Sunset Beach Police say they are investigating after someone found a body along the shore.According to a news release from Chief Ken Klamar, police got a call just after 6 a.m. about a male who was unresponsive in the Atlantic Ocean just east of the Sunset Beach commercial fishing pier.- Advertisement – Klamar says officers responded and helped to pull the body of a white male from the water.  The man was pronounced dead at the scene.Sunset Beach Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the death.The man’s identity has not been released until his family can be notified.Related Article: Body found floating in pond in Bladen CountyPolice say they may release more details as they become available.last_img

Din LArt Helwa objects to Ferris Wheel in Floriana

first_imgDin L-Art Ħelwa has objected to the erection of a 45 meter high Observation Wheel in Floriana.The group has argued that it will have a negative impact on the historic character and appearance of Floriana and Valletta, and even Malta’s skyline. They added that the structure dwarfs St Publius Parish Church, the Granaries and the Mall Gardens, and will affect the Triton Fountain and the Valletta entrance.The organisation has filed a formal objection saying that its construction will violate regulation GF11 of the Local Policy of the Grand Harbour Plan (April 2002), which states that such developments will impact the skyline and the Urban Conservation Area (UCA).They also state that this includes two further objectives which would be breached by its construction. According to the proposed designs, the site will take up to 600 square metres of land, which Din l-Art Ħelwa says will include space already used for parking as well as public events such as concerts. This would breach Policy GF13 of the local plan.Thirdly, the Ferris Wheel replaces 30 parking spaces. The body said that although this is not a huge number, it would have major consequences for the parking situation. Floriana Local Council had already made their objections known about the Ferris Wheel in April last year, when it was publicized in the Government Gazette.The Council requested clarification on whether it would be temporary or permanent. It also mentioned similar concerns about issues raised by Din l-Art Ħelwa over heritage and parking in the area.The public has until the 21st June to submit their objections.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

Arsenal rise to sixth with win against Everton

first_img SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Arsenal surpassed Manchester United in the English Premier League standings with a 2-0 win against Everton. Richarlison went close to open the scoring for Marco Silva’s team in the first half but it was Arsenal’s striker Alexandre Lacazette who broke the deadlock after 56 minutes with a brilliant shot that went past Jordan Pickford.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made it 2-0 with a close range finish from an offside position. Unai Emery’s side had Petr Cech to thank for after the 36-year-old made five important saves in the first half.Arsenal have managed to win four Premier League matches in a row while Everton have failed to register a single win in as many games.WhatsApplast_img read more