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Should background checks be done for school volunteers?

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videoAt a New Hanover County PTA meeting this week, some said background checks shouldn't just end with principals and teachers. They said it might be a good idea to check up on school volunteers, and chaperones as well. Full story...
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New incentives for green building

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Senators RC Soles and Julia Boseman are pushing a bill to make North Carolina a little greener. The senators support a pair of bills that would offer incentives to green builders in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties. Full story...
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Students discover learning about pi can be fun

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Today, the Cape Fear Museum honored the famous number pi. Not pie that you eat, but the pi you learned about in math class; you know, the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle which is about equal to 3.14. Full story...
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Perdue announces parole and probation changes

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North Carolina will soon have tougher probation supervision that should help strengthen public safety. Full story...
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Forestry Museum stresses importance of valuable resource

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videoForestry has been a large part of our state's industry beginning in the Colonial times. The North Carolina Forestry Museum in downtown Whiteville walks us through what made North Carolina pines so important to building the state and local economy. Full story...
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CFCC Sea Devils head off to Ju-Co National Championship Tournament

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videoCape Fear Community College won the Region X tournament last weekend, and as a result they get to travel to Hutchinson, Kansas to play in the Junior College National Championship Tournament. Full story...
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House Bill 88 to give parents choices about sex education for their children in school

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videoA newly proposed bill could change the way students learn about sex in the classroom. House Bill 88 may eventually give North Carolina parents a choice about what their kids are taught in sex education classes. Full story...
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Light at the end of the tunnel

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videoWith an unemployment rate of 9.7% in January, North Carolina rose to the sixth highest unemployment rate in the country. With tourist season right around the corner and support from the economic stimulus package on it's way, however, more jobs could be around the corner. Full story...
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Using online marketing to target the right customers for your business

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videoThe internet has changed the way we do business. Some companies that once needed buildings to sell goods now use the internet exclusively. Full story...
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Pedestrian safety a concern in New Hanover County

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videoFor eight consecutive years, AAA has rated New Hanover County as the state's most dangerous county for drivers. Statistics also show the county has become more dangerous for pedestrians. Between 2007 and 2008 the number of pedestrian fatalities on New Hanover County roads doubled. Full story...
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Poor third quarter earnings announced by Smithfield Foods

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Smithfield Foods, the leading pork processing plant in the country, just released their third quarter earnings. In the third quarter, Smithfield netted a loss of more than $100 million. Full story...
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Brunswick teen in custody for multiple charges

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A Brunswick County teenager is in custody tonight for allegedly stealing a car, and driving it from Wilmington to Leland. Full story...
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"About four" Wave Transit drivers suspended without pay

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A handful of Wave Transit bus drivers have been suspended for using their cell phones while behind the wheel. Full story...
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Hell's Kitchen reopens after three months

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A popular downtown Wilmington bar and restaurant is open for business once again. Hell's Kitchen opened its doors Thursday after being closed for almost three months. Full story...
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Queensboro is one shirt company that isn't folding

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videoSo often these days, we're deluged by news of what isn't working in our economy. It can get downright depressing, but here in the Cape Fear, all is not doom and gloom. For a business that hangs by a thread, this one is quite successful. Full story...
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