By Jefferson Weaver firstname.lastname@example.org The county tax rate will remain at 80.5 cents per $100, although water rates will rise, and solid waste fees will be reduced under the proposed Fiscal 2018-19...
Malec Brothers executive David Smith and local employee Jabar Ragland explain the processes that will take place at the company's Delco log processing plant once state regulators approve their air quality permit. The company met all application criteria, and a 30-day public comment period brought "no objections," said Smith. The Division of Air Quality extended the comment period, however, and 300 people attended a hearing Thursday, May 3, where they heard from opponents of the project. Now the comment period has been extended again, with a hearing scheduled Tuesday, May 15, at Acme-Delco Middle School at 7 p.m.During the wait, a reduced staff of employees are keeping busy removing bark from trees. Smith called The News Reporter after the interview to confirm that six of their 20 employees have been laid off. "We are devastated," he said. "We realize we've been hoodwinked and we need to stop the hemorrhaging."
School Spotlight: What a joy it was speaking with the students at Carolina Adventist Academy! They told us why they enjoy science and explained experiments they've conducted that can benefit you every day!
Residents affected by the Riegelwood log fumigation company, Malec Brothers Transport, gathered to express their opinions and concerns about the company and its plan to use a new chemical.The company plans to triple its production with the use of the insecticide compound methyl bromide. Bryce Sage, a supervisor at Allen Transport, spoke on behalf of the timber-processing company. “I’ve been exposed every day to the exact same chemical that people are worried about,” he said. “I’ve received no harm.”For updates and more inforamtion, check out Diana Matthews' article online at nrcolumbus.com or read it in Tuesday's paper.
Join us every Wednesday at The Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville for an exciting story, a little singing, and a lot of dancing and hands-on exploratory activities. Storytime is
Join us every Wednesday at The Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville for an exciting story, a little singing, and a lot of dancing and hands-on exploratory activities. Storytime is designed especially for children pre-school to kindergarten age, but all ages are welcome. No reservations required for this FREE program except for groups larger than 10.