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UNC students will soon be required to have health insurance

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Starting next fall, students at all 16 UNC schools, including UNCW, will be required to have health insurance. The plan has been in the works for years, but the UNC system's Board of Governors only recently approved the mandate. Full story...
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More than $50 million will help highway and bridge projects

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The governor has announced that more than $50 million will go to highway and bridge projects across the state. One of the projects includes replacing the bridge over Bear Branch Highway 130 near the Brunswick/Columbus County line. Full story...
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Will Rex Gore recuse himself from Tabor City shooting case?

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videoWe are expecting word any day now from the Columbus County district attorney, as to what charges, if any, will come out of a shooting in Tabor City last week. State Senator RC Soles said he shot a client of his who was trying to break into his home. Full story...
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North Carolina sales tax increase Tuesday

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One bill already on the books will affect our wallets starting Tuesday. The state's sales tax goes up a full penny Tuesday, bringing the total rate charged in most counties to 7.75 percent. Full story...
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Congressman McIntyre talks health care, budget cuts, and stimulus money

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videoWhen Congress returns to Washington in a couple of weeks, it will likely be consumed by the debate on health care reform. But there are other important issues to be discussed in Washington that will have an impact on things here at home. Full story...
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Investigation continues in Ocean Isle parasailing accident

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The Coast Guard continues to investigate an accident Friday at Ocean Isle beach that killed two parasailers. The Associated Press reports the two women killed were... Full story...
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Crowd gathers at St. James to protest annexation

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A crowd of more than 100 people gathered to express their opposition to annexation plans by the Town of Saint James this weekend. Full story...
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Volunteers fill UNCW to help Stop Hunger Now

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An army of helping hands went to work at UNC-Wilmington this weekend in an effort to feed the hungry. The school was one of several university sites that participated in the Million-Meal Week. Full story...
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Atmosphere Academy: Naming hurricanes

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videoAfter a quiet start to the hurricane season, we have really been flying down that list of names recently. Have you ever wondered where those names come from? Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has more in this week's edition of Atmosphere Academy. Full story...

Strickland arrested again

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A Tabor City boy with ties to State Sen. R.C. Soles was in jail Sunday for the second time in less than a week. Thursday Allen Strickland wound up in jail accused of setting fire to a house Soles bought him. Sunday the 17-year-old was back behind bars because of his car the Senator paid for. Full story...
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Rip currents will be strong as Tropical Storm Danny nears

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videoWith Tropical Storm Danny churning well offshore, most of his effects will be felt by swimmers at area beaches. Even when a storm does not make landfall, rip currents can be very dangerous and sometimes deadly. Full story...
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Parking spots few and far between near CFCC

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videoFor students at Cape Fear Community College in downtown Wilmington, parking is headache. "Parking is so chaotic out here now. You can't even find a parking space within a couple blocks,” said David Gardner, a CFCC student. Full story...
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Rural areas still waiting for broadband

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videoFederal government is divvying out $7.2 billion in the coming weeks to extend broadband in rural areas across the U.S. The problem is, the government needs four times that amount to cover everyone who's asking for high-speed internet. Full story...
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Deals were made on Carolina Beach property Friday

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It was a battle of the bidders in Carolina Beach Friday. A large crowd gathered for a public auction of several pieces of prime ocean front real estate. Full story...
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Strickland makes first court appearance, claims innocence

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A Tabor City teen charged with burning down his own house made his first appearance in court Friday. The house is owned by Allen Strickland who is accused of burning down the house, which was bought for him by Senator RC Soles. Full story...
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