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Troubleshooters: Update on pool problems

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Ed Gilchrest paid Cash Pools about $12,000 to install a pool at his Monkey Junction home. The pool's heating and cooling system did not work, the salt chlorinator had problems, and the liner leaked, forcing Ed to drain the pool. Full story...
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Five from WPD honored at City Council meeting; approved parking lot and dock for fire boat

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videoFor law enforcement officers, saving lives is part of the job. But it is not every day they are recognized for their bravery. Some Wilmington police officers, along with a Good Samaritan, were honored at Tuesday night's City Council meeting for a job well done. Full story...
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One of a kind specialist is improving lives of local children

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videoA new medical specialist in our area is changing the lives of families in more ways than one. The Picken family had no idea just how much the diagnoses of diabetes would not only change the life of seven-year-old Madison, but their entire family. Full story...
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Special Olympic athletes go head-to-head in the pool

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One hundred thirty high school and college athletes showed off their stuff by taking a dip in the pool. It was part of the annual Special Olympics competition at the YMCA in Wilmington. Full story...
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Stephenson and Moore to Transfer from UNCW

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Jerel Stephenson and Kevon Moore, who recently completed their first seasons with the UNC Wilmington men’s basketball team, have been granted permission to contact other institutions about the possibility of transferring, third-year head coach Benny Moss announced late Tuesday. Full story...
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Homeowners to get break on beach plan insurance

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videoMost homeowners along the coast get their windstorm and hail insurance through the North Carolina Beach Plan. On Monday a judge ruled that one planned rate increase will be frozen, but another increase could be just around the corner. Full story...
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Preparing ahead can help when children go missing

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videoWhen a child is missing, every moment counts. Taking a few minutes to prepare now, could save precious time in an emergency. Full story...
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New jobs coming to Columbus County

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Atlantic Automotive Enterprises is moving it's facility from Longs, South Carolina, to Tabor City and plans to create 23 new jobs for the Columbus County town. Full story...
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Boater's World shutting down 130 stores

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The troubled economy has been especially hard on the boating industry. Boater’s World announced Tuesday that all 130 of its stores in the US are shutting down. Full story...
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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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