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After year of controversy, Topsail principal Skipper quits, says time for change
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 3:39pm.

video Topsail High School's principal is leaving his job after a year of controversy. Marcus Skipper has resigned effective June 30. The principal, who had issues with the Pender County School Board earlier this school year, says he is planning to continue a career in education elsewhere.

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As Hollywood East booms, Perdue proposes $1M to train movie crew
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 3:29pm.

video The state's film incentive has caused a big problem for North Carolina, but it's a good one to have. We have so many productions underway, it's getting tough to find local crew members to work on set. Gov. Bev Perdue says $1 million could provide a solution.

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FIRST ON 3: Fatal accident in Wilmington
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 2:34pm.

Wilmington Police are on the scene of an accident involving a Yahmaha Dirt Bike at Fifth and Dawson streets.

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Man arrested after allegedly beating up landlord
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 1:19pm.

Bladen County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man for allegedly beating up his landlord. Shawn Nathan Faulk Jr., 23, is accused of beating Robert Allen Gooden, 71, Saturday morning.

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Wilmington hires lobbyist for short session
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 12:24pm.

Wilmington City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to hire McGuire Woods Consulting to lobby for the city at the General Assembly's short session.

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Lower gas prices creating lines at pumps
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 12:18pm.

Prices at the pump continue to fall. The Shell at Red Cross Street and N. 3rd Street in Wilmington was packed today, and they're not even lowest prices in town.

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City Council bucks planning board, agrees to 50-percent window signage
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 11:23am.

Wilmington City Council voted Tuesday night to allow 50-percent sign coverage of windows of downtown business. The planning commission originally wanted to allow only 25-percent coverage, but the city ultimately sided with business owners who wanted more.

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Wilmington City Council discusses next year's budget
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 11:07am.

Wilmington City Council is ironing out next year's budget. Council members took a look back at the last fiscal year, while planning for the 2012-2013 budget this morning.

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