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Plans for downtown hotel hit speed bump with city council
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:27pm.

The developer for a downtown hotel was in disagreement with Wilmington City Council Tuesday night over plans for the building's development.

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City Council denies rezoning for Pine Valley public housing
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:08pm.

Wilmington City Council voted against the proposed rezoning to build Section 8 senior living housing in the Pine Valley neighborhood. Though they voted 4-2, city council needed a supermajority of five votes to approve the rezoning because of protest petitions.

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Cape Fear Center for Inquiry closed Wednesday
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 9:41pm.

The Cape Fear Center for Inquiry will be closed Wednesday, May 2 due to low water pressure.

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Governor hopefuls Etheridge, Faison reach out to Wilmington voters
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 4:19pm.

video As the race to the polls continues, a couple of candidates for governor came to Wilmington today to talk with voters. Democrats Bob Etheridge and Bill Faison made stops in the Port City to campaign.

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FIRST ON 3: Former church pianist pleads guilty to sex crimes
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 3:48pm.

A former church pianist arrested on sex-related charges involving a high school student has pleaded guilty to charges of crimes against nature, statutory rape, and indecent liberties with a minor.

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With 1 month to go, emergency agencies practice for hurricane season
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 2:33pm.

video Hurricane season is just one month away. Emergency officials are getting a head start on possible storms by putting their training to use in a simulation drill in Wilmington. In the simulation, the fictional Hurricane André is bearing down on New Hanover County. The Category 3 hurricane is eerily similar to Hurricane Fran, but following the same track as Hurricane Hazel.

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Downtown business owners hope for middle ground with Council on signage
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 2:16pm.

video For months now Wilmington City Council has looked at regulating signage in business storefronts. At tonight's City Council meeting, business owners hope they can find some kind of middle ground with city leaders.

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Teacher of the Week: Lindsay Noble
Submitted by wway news on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 2:14pm.

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