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Marino on Money: July 15

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videoThis week we are talking about FDIC insurance. Last year, the limit was increased from $100k to $250k. This increase was meant to be temporary. By law, it will return to $100k on January 1st, 2010, but there are a couple of exceptions. Retirement accounts, such as an IRA will still be covered up to $250k. Full story...
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Pender County's plan for boat ramp stalled

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Pender County's plans to purchase a boat ramp in Hampstead is at a stand still. The county is hoping to purchase about seven acres along Lewis Road for a boat ramp and parking. Full story...
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Inmates at Brunswick County Jail not contagious, on antibiotics

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Brunswick County health officials are trying to keep tuberculosis under lock and key at the county jail. After a former inmate tested positive for the infection, more than four hundred other inmates and employees were tested. Full story...
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Big time fun and learning at Cape Fear Museum

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Some campers had the chance to play with a few larger than life toys while learning about science today. Spec 6 campers from Jacksonville stopped by the Cape Fear Museum to play with some giant folk toys. Full story...
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Local girls softball teams in the hunt for World Series

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videoThirty-two softball teams began play Saturday in the Dixie Girls State Softball Tournament. Half of the squads were eliminated prior to Tuesday's play, but several teams from our area are still alive. Full story...
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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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