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Illegal prescription drug use on the rise

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videoLocal law enforcement agents say prescription drug trafficking is becoming an epidemic. Nearly 75 percent of all drug cases in Brunswick County involve prescription medication. Full story...
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Boseman says committee members caved to Titan lobbyists

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videoAn effort to slow down Titan America's plans for a cement plant in Castle Hayne may be on hold itself. Full story...
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UNCW Marine Science gets a boost from NOAA

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UNCW's Marine Science program is growing. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is putting up $22 million to fund research, and a brand new research center in Florida. Full story...
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Earlier school start drawing some opposition

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North Carolina students may get the summer vacations cut short. School officials argue that starting school earlier in August would help with exam schedules for students, but the bill has plenty of opposition. Full story...
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Another arrest in robbery and rape in Columbus County

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Another suspect is under arrest, connected to the robbery and rape of a 78-year-old Columbus County woman this weekend. Full story...
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Miss Bessie goes for first motorcycle ride on 102nd birthday

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It was a very special ride for one local senior who celebrated her 102nd birthday. Bess Tancrelle took to the streets on a Harley Davidson this morning while her 98-year-old sister Clara saddled up in the side buggy. Full story...
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Big deposit made thanks to Stamp Out Hunger

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Saturday's Stamp Out Hunger event yielded quite a harvest. Letter carriers in the Wilmington area collected nearly 37,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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New House districts pass initial vote

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A new map of House districts for Pender and New Hanover County passed a second reading in the House Monday night 116-to-1. Full story...
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Marino on Money: May 12

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videoThis week, Marino on Money focuses on real estate. Is this the time to buy that house? Full story...
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NC lawmakers examine easing coastal insurance rate

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North Carolina coastal homeowners saddled this spring with huge increases in their insurance premiums, deductibles and surcharges are seeking help from state lawmakers. Full story...
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Local reaction to postage increase

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videoThe US Post Office is now charging us two more cents for a first class stamp. WWAY’s John Rendleman has more on the postage increase. Full story...
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Bill to stop cement plant construction up for discussion Tuesday

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Senator Julia Boseman's cement plant moratorium bill is up for discussion in Raleigh Tuesday. The bill aims to stop cement plant permitting and construction until September 1, 2010. Full story...
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Cape Fear Commutes 2035 gathering input for traffic plan

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A series of open houses has begun throughout the region to gather input on the Cape Fear Commutes 2035 traffic plan. The north campus of Cape Fear Community College hosted Monday night's open house. Full story...
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Wilmington: Coastal Dream Town

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In Coastal Living Magazine's May issue of Best Places to Live in the Region for Every Budget, the Port City came in 18th. Full story...
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Star News prints final local edition

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videoIt's an impact being felt across the newspaper industry, fewer people are relying on the morning paper for their connection to the world. That combined with tough times, equal changes at the Star News. Full story...
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