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Grassroots organization voices opinion on coastal insurance rates

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videoAnother issue facing state lawmakers is coastal insurance rates. Residents in coastal counties are seeing a big increase in homeowners insurance. WWAY's Meghan Packer followed up with a woman we introduced to you last week, who is starting a grassroots organization to be a voice for coastal residents. Full story...
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School budget shifting gears to save on transportation

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videoHundreds of students in New Hanover County will have to find another way home other than the bus next year. Budget cuts are making the going rough when it comes to some transportation options for students.

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Whiteville gets safety tips from former NYC detective

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videoA former New York City detective who worked on cases like the Son of Sam was in Whiteville today educating business owners on protecting themselves from property crimes. Full story...
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Small Business, Big Deals: Local artists SCORE big

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videoIt's a business plan experts say might work for creative industries or commission based sales models. With the help of some more experienced business professionals, the plan has become a work of art for one local small business.

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Oak Island Bridge sees more delays

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There are more issues with the Oak Island Bridge. The Department of Transportation said that construction of the bridge will be put on hold again - this time due to hairline cracks in the girders. Full story...
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Slide downward continues for Perdue's approval rating

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As the state's budget woes continue, Governor Bev Perdue's approval rating continues to slide. A survey by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling found just 25 percent of North Carolina voters approve of the job the governor is doing six months into the job. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council race has three new candidates

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Three candidates threw their hat in the ring today for this year's Wilmington City Council elections. Incumbents Jim Quinn and Earl Sheridan signed the line for re-election while Charlie Rivenbark will once again join the race after taking a few years off. Full story...
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Government spends $18 million dollars redesigning web site

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videoRecovery.gov is a website the Obama administration started so Americans can see where the federal stimulus money is being spent. The White House plans to spend 18 million dollars redesigning the money-tracking site. Many web designers say that is an outrageous number. Full story...
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Marino on Money: July 14

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videoHow does FDIC insurance work? That is a great question. FDIC insurance can be confusing. I will try and clear up some of the misconceptions and explain how it works. Full story...
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Winner announced in ugly website contest

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The winners have been announced for the Ugliest Website Contest - Communities in Schools of Cape Fear. The local non-profit organization focuses on keeping kids in school and reducing the drop out rate. Full story...
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Soles discusses balancing the state budget

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videoSenator R.C. Soles said budget writers met for breakfast this morning as they try to figure out how to pay for the state's expenses for the next two years. Full story...
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NHC school budget cuts stop short on transportation

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New Hanover County schools' budget cuts for next year include putting the brakes on some transportation options. The school board adopted the budget for the 2009-2010 school year. It reduces the transportation budget by more than $800,000. Full story...
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Number of homes sold in Wilmington area on the rise

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New numbers show things are starting to pick up in the Wilmington area housing market. The good news is sales rose from 373 homes in May to 412 in June. The average sale price and median price were also up slightly from May. Full story...
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Law requires all sixth graders receive vaccine

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Attention parents: State law requires students entering sixth grade in public schools receive a dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis vaccine (TDaP) if it has been five years since their last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine. Full story...
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Still wade-ing for flood relief

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videoHeavy rains in Wilmington turned one woman's lawn into a pond today. It's a problem she's been having for almost half a century, but relief could be in sight. Full story...
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