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Alcohol and cigarettes could cost more statewide; universities to cut 500 jobs if state budget passes

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videoPart of Governor Perdue's budget plan includes upping taxes on cigarettes and alcohol. The proposed “sin tax” would generate more than 400 million dollars for the weak state budget. Full story...
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DOT using recovery funds in Brunswick County

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The State Department of Transportation will soon be putting recovery funds to work in Brunswick County. A $6.3 million contract was awarded to ST Wooten Corporation of Wilson to extend Smith Avenue in Shallotte from west of Highway 17 Business. Full story...
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Navassa resident hires attorney to fight group home

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Navassa residents are up in arms about town officials allowing a developer to build a group home for troubled teens. A man who lives adjacent to the property where the home would be located has hired an attorney to represent him. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire cracking down on overcrowded downtown businesses

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Fire officials said some business owners do not pay attention to the occupancy limit. They said cramming too many people in a space means it is harder to get people out in case of an emergency. Full story...
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Titan moratorium discussed at Senate hearing Tuesday

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videoFor the second time in three years, state legislators could make a law to slow or even stop the development of a controversial project in our area. Full story...
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City Council to discuss new parking lot and Wrightsville Beach fire boat

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Tuesday night the City Council will discuss a recommendation to use $750,000 from the city's parking fund to buy land for a parking lot. The council will also take up an agreement with Wrightsville Beach for a new fire boat dock along the Intracoastal Waterway. Full story...
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Follow-up on Gold's Gym towing issues

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videoLast week we told you about cars getting towed from outside a Wilmington gym because members could not park in their usual lot due to construction. WWAY's Meghan Packer spoke with the Wilmington City Attorney about the city's towing ordinance and Gold's Gym managers, about their plans for the future. Full story...
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Could rides and games return to Carolina Beach Boardwalk?

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videoIt's been more than ten years since an amusement park lit up the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, but if all goes according to plan, Ferris-wheels and tilt-a-whirls could once again find a home along the shore. Full story...
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Cartrette Technology Center to provide expert training

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videoColumbus County has the highest unemployment rate in our five county area at nearly 14 percent. In hopes of offering focused training for its students to help them land a job, Southeastern Community College has a new building on campus, dedicated to technology studies. Full story...
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Seamstress ready for belles

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videoKay Godwin’s passion for dressmaking is reflected in her work. For the past 18 years, she has been using a needle and thread to make the Azalea Festival memorable for lucky belles. Full story...
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Monitoring your kids' internet surfing

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videoWhen it comes to surfing the internet, it's no secret many kids can run circles around their parents. So how do you know what your children are looking at online? Full story...
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Thieves using web listings to target vacant houses

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The internet has become an invaluable tool for realtors and home sellers, but some recent break-ins in our area raise questions that on line listings may be providing thieves with a blueprint for where to find vacated premises.

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Need for fiber optics means Corning will re-hire some employees

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A spike in demand for fiber optics in China is good news for the Corning plant in Wilmington. China's increased need for fiber optics to build their mobile networks means some local workers will be re-hired. Full story...
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Money Monday: Effectively applying for jobs

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In this week's Money Monday Thom Rakes came by from the UNCW career center and spoke about how to most effectively apply for jobs. Full story...
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State legislators to discuss moratorium on cement plant

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State legislators will discuss a proposal for a moratorium on a local and controversial cement plant permit at a hearing in Raleigh Tuesday morning.

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