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McCrory signs $21.1 billion budget into law

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a North Carolina state government budget bill that raises teacher and state employee salaries significantly for the first time in years. Full story...
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Marino on Money: What to buy in August

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videoIt's August, which mean summer is nearing an end far too quickly. But the good news is there are several great deals out there on the things you need. Full story...
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Happening this Weekend: 'Lettuce Grow Wilmington' at New Hanover Co. Arboretum

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videoHappening this weekend the New Hanover County Arboretum will host "Lettuce Grow Wilmington," an event to promote urban gardening in the Port City. The event includes a screening of "Growing Cities" the award winning documentary about urban gardening. Full story...
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UPDATE: Stabbing suspect now behind bars in Brunswick Co.

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives say a Wilmington man wanted for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill is now in custody. Full story...
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West Columbus basketball coach Michael Powell stays put; Ashley football set for take off

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videoMike Propst is the new Ashley head football coach, but he's certainly no stranger to being a head coach. On Wednesday we checked out football practice at Ashley High School. In basketball news veteran head coach Michael Powell won't be leaving West Columbus for arch-rival East Columbus. Plus more! Full story...
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STARNEWS Reports: Lawsuit calls New Hanover County Commission's voting into question

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A court case could throw some decisions by New Hanover County commissioners into question. A Wilmington development company is challenging the denial of its special-use permit for a project in Porters Neck. Full story...
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Wilmington's decision on breweries so close supporters can taste it

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videoMonths after the debate began Wilmington's position on breweries is headed to city council for a vote. The Wilmington planning commission approved amendments to the city's zoning regulations to include breweries. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Turning mold into a gold-en idea

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videoHere in the south, we all know humidity can wreak havoc in many, many ways. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week developed a new way keep indoor humidity from creating mold. Set it and forget it! He turned mold into a gold-en idea. Full story...
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Jerry Jackson to wrap up 16-year career at WWAY

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videoAfter 16 years helping southeastern North Carolina through hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms, droughts, floods and so much more, Jerry Jackson is heading up the coast. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. superintendent upholds school decision to keep book

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videoThe challenge over another controversial book in Brunswick County Schools is over for now. Full story...
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Former Bladen Co. Schools superintendent pleads guilty

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videoFormer Bladen County Schools Superintendent Greg Killingsworth has pleaded guilty to a felony count of obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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Commercial fishing groups suing over sea turtles

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videoCommercial fishing groups filed a lawsuit this week because they want regulations for sea turtle protection applied to all fishermen, even folks just out for some fun for the day. Full story...
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Some upset after diseased palms cut down near Wrightsville Beach

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videoWhen you picture a beach paradise you might imagine beautiful sand, crashing waves, and palm trees swaying in the breeze. But in Wilmington, those tropical trees have become trunks. Full story...
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Wilmington's Lenny Simpson to enter Black Tennis Hall of Fame

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videoWilmington resident and legendary tennis professional Lenny Simpson will be inducted into the Black Tennis Hall of Fame later this month. Simpson turned professional in 1973 and was the first African-American to play World Team Tennis. Simpson qualified for Wimbledon in 1974. Full story...
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