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Major layoffs announced for PPD

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PPD announced they laid off approximately eighty workers from their Wilmington office on Wednesday. Full story...
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Sheriff McMahon works on reorganization within sheriff's office

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Sheriff Ed McMahon eliminated one lieutenant's position and created a new colonel position. The reorganization will provide more attention for several divisions within the sheriff's office and save nearly $80,000. Full story...
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City looking at privacy issues surrounding emails

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The city of Wilmington is reviewing its e-mail policy after the Wilmington Star News discovered nearly 40,000 e-mails to and from city and employees had been marked as "private" within the last year. Full story...
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Treat a craving with modest portion

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All of us crave certain foods like ice cream, chips, and pizza, but why do we crave them? It turns out, there's scientific evidence that shows our brains are being hijacked by food. Full story...
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Local middle school dresses up its policies

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Something new is coming this fall to D.C Virgo Middle School; a dress code. Students will be required to wear khaki, navy blue or black bottoms, collared shirts, and no flip-flops. Full story...
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NHC School Board approves budget, cuts may come

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Despite not knowing how much money it will get from the state, the New Hanover County School Board Tuesday night approved its 2009-2010 budget. Board members unanimously approved the $211 million budget. But because there is not yet a finalized state budget, there may have to be some amendments down the road. Full story...
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NHC detectives searching for two men in separate investigations

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New Hanover County detectives are searching for two men for questioning in two separate investigations. Jorge Adan Urribiera Ruiz is wanted for questioning about a robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Larry Karl Gonzales is wanted for questioning about the murder of Alton Corey Vann. Full story...
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Flooded apartments tenants asked to move, and quickly

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videoThe problems are far from over in the wake of Monday night's flooding. Residents of two apartment complexes off Racine Drive are facing a hard deadline from management to move out - and quickly. Full story...
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Brunswick County sheriff's deputy is suspended after a boating accident

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A Brunswick County sheriff's deputy is suspended after a boating accident over the holiday weekend. It happened while Deputy Charles Murray was off-duty on his personal boat near Holden Beach. Full story...
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Small businesses make sizable impact

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videoSmall businesses provide most of the jobs, services, and entertainment throughout the country, but when it comes to business in our area, small is relative term.

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Rains cause floods around New Centre

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videoThe rain has subsided, but it's still the talk of the town. Flooding caused all sorts of problems in Wilmington Monday night. Full story...
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Use I.C.E. for emergency contacts

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videoLoved ones aren't always with us in emergency situations like a car accident or sudden illness, but our cell phones usually are. Because of this, a campaign is spreading internationally to get the word out about I.C.E. Full story...
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Insurance rates taking residents by storm

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videoLocal homeowners are feeling the affects of some pretty high insurance rate spikes. The thirty percent increase that went into effect in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties May 1 is taking a hefty chunk out of people's wallets. Full story...
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Ogden blaze causes traffic problems

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A fire near Ogden blocked traffic for part of the morning on Tuesday. Smoke appeared to be coming from the attic and chimney of a home off Middle Sound Loop Road. Full story...
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Monkey Junction residents file lawsuit over annexation

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The city of Wilmington is being sued by some residents of Monkey Junction. On April 7th, a public hearing took place, to discuss the involuntary annexation of Monkey Junction. Crowds stormed the council's chambers back then, and now residents are stepping up in the form of a lawsuit. Full story...
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