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Monday's layoffs at LP not surprising

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videoLP is the second major construction supply company in New Hanover County to recently fall victim to a slumping housing market. National Gypsum, a dry wall company on Carolina Beach Road laid off more than sixty people when it closed last month. Full story...
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City council to vote on issues Tuesday night

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Wilmington city council members are expected to vote tonight on a number of items that have piqued public interest lately including annexation, taxi rates, and panhandling. Full story...
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Deadline approaching for NHC employees

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The deadline is fast approaching for New Hanover County employees looking to volunteer to take early retirement. Full story...
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Attempted abduction has NHC sheriff's looking for two suspects

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New Hanover County sheriff deputies are looking for two suspects in an attempted abduction late Monday night. Full story...
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Smithfield to close many plants

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Smithfield Foods announced they will close six plants around the country, including the one in Elon that produces country ham. One hundred sixty employees there will lose their jobs by the end of the year. Full story...
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Third group interested in SC's Hard Rock Park

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A third group is interested in buying the bankrupt Hard Rock theme park in South Carolina. Full story...
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Students at Noble Middle take part in National Engineer Week

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Representatives from the United States Army Corp of Engineers paid students at Noble Middle School a visit Tuesday. It was part of National Engineer Week. Full story...
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Perdue says stimulus isn't all she hoped for

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says the economic stimulus package passed by Congress will quickly put people back to work in North Carolina. Full story...
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County commissioners give Southeastern its two million dollars

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Southeastern handed that money over to the county several years ago toward a joint public and mental health facility; then came the financial crisis and they wanted the money back. Full story...
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Residents of Leland are invited to line dancing

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The Town of Leland is inviting residents to put on their dancing shoes and join the Parks and Recreation department for some line dancing. Full story...
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Actor Ed Asner visits Wilmington with a traveling theatre group

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Ed Asner, well known for his work on Mary Tyler Moore and Lou Grant, is in Wilmington with a traveling theatre group. He and fellow cast members spoke on a panel at the WHQR studios. Full story...
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Louisiana Pacific laying off

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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation announced Tuesday plans to curtail production at its laminated veneer lumber mill off Highway 421 in Wilmington. Full story...
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ABC store funds not going to help students learn ABC's

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videoThe city of Southport is feeling the effects of the economic downturn, so much so, that the board of aldermen chose to reallocate funding generated from an unlikely source, its local ABC store. Full story...
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City budget retreat looks at tax distribution

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videoThe city of Wilmington accounts for nearly eighty percent of the county sales and property tax revenue. Wilmington officials say it's time some of that money started coming back to help the city. Full story...
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Officials talking trash

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Trash was on the agenda for New Hanover County Commissioners on Monday. They held a solid waste work session to continue discussion of how to best handle the county's trash disposal. Full story...
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