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Budget plan would give teachers raises, cap film incentive

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videoA budget plan unveiled by Republican leaders in Raleigh today would mean more money to teachers and less money for Hollywood. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Dosher Memorial Hospital prepares workers for possible cuts

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videoDosher Memorial Hospital might soon go through some big changes which has some employees worried about their jobs. "It was pretty somber, I guess," hospital worker Amy Bullard said. "That's one way to put it. I think a lot of people are scared." Scared because their jobs might be in jeopardy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former fire chief says something strange about Pender audit delay

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video Pender County is nine months behind on its annual audit. In the last two months the county manager and the finance director resigned, but some taxpayers say they lost trust in their government long before that. Full story...
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Rocky Point man sentenced for 2012 murder

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videoA Rocky Point man will spend as long as the next two decades in prison for the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend two years ago. Full story...
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Environmentalists laud EPA's Clean Power Plan

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videoEnvironmental activists are sounding off on the EPA's Clean Power Plan. At a news conference today in Wilmington, speakers praised Duke Energy for already taking steps to reduce pollution by switching to natural gas. Full story...
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Jones files bill to rename Wilmington post office after Meadowlark Lemon

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videoRep. Walter Jones (R-3rd District) today introduced a bill to name a Wilmington post office after basketball star and Port City native Meadowlark Lemon. Full story...
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Police nab four for stealing merchandise from several stores around area

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Wilmington Police say four from Robeson County face charges for stealing a slew of items from stores around the area after officers found thousands in merchandise inside the rental car they were driving. Full story...
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Charter school company delays response to records request

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Charter Day School Inc. said Monday it needs more time "to determine the scope of response required" to requests from the StarNews for public information. The nonprofit, which oversees four charter schools in Southeastern North Carolina, had previously agreed to respond to the StarNews' requests on or before Monday, July 28. Full story...
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Police still searching for suspect after Wilmington bank robbed

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videoWilmington Police have released photos of a man they say robbed the First Citizens Bank on S. 17th St. yesterday afternoon. Police say the man entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. Full story...
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Post 10 bows out of state tournament; Wilmington Sharks lose 6th straight

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videoThe attempt to win three state championships in a row in American Legion baseball is now over for Wilmington Post 10. Scott Sandlin's squad lost on Monday night in Lexington at the state tournament. It wasn't a season ender, but the Wilmington Sharks also lost on Monday. Full story...
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NC gay marriage ban faces uncertain future

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videoNNorth Carolina's attorney general has decided to stop fighting for the state's gay marriage ban. This comes after a federal appeals court ruled that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Full story...
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Workshop helping Ashley faculty, administration move forward

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Teachers were back at Ashley High School today having a meeting about the upcoming school year and how to make Ashley better. This comes on the heels of surveys where teachers expressed their dissatisfaction with the school's administration. Full story...
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Fundraiser benefits foundation dedicated to murdered college student

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videoFolks gathered at the Fortunate Glass to downtown Wilmington tonight to raise money for Journey4Josh. The organization was founded in memory of Josh Proutey, 19, who was murdered by four people during a robbery downtown in December 2012. Full story...
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DA: Gangs connect to traffic heroin in Wilmington

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Investigators said they found out the United Blood Nation gang from New Jersey had connected with Wilmington members. Investigators watched the suspects and then bought heroin from them at the Days Inn Motel on Market Street. That's how investigators were able to get a warrant to search the rooms the suspects had rented. There they found 2,718 glassine bags of heroin and arrested eight suspects for several drug felonies. Full story...
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