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Wrightsville Beach mayor, school board chair disagree on sales tax increase plan
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 11:06pm.

videoGov. Bev Perdue’s proposed sales tax increase to help fund public education has made her unpopular with many voters. However, mayors throughout the state, including a few in our area are banning together in support of the tax increase.

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Funding approved for Carolina Beach dredging project
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 9:53pm.

Congressman Mike McIntyre's office announced today Carolina Beach is one step closer getting much-needed dredging.

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Laney wrestler breaks 21 year old record with 5 second pin
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 5:58pm.

videoIn wrestling the name of the game is beat your opponent. Getting a pin is even better, especially when it's a record pin. A Laney junior broke a long standing 21 year old wrestling record in New Hanover County over the weekend.

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ECU will start football series with BYU
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 5:56pm.

The BYU Cougars are coming to North Carolina. The ECU Pirates will host Brigham Young in 2017. This will mark BYU's first appearance in North Carolina for a football game.

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VOTE 2012: Civitas Poll - Romney leads Obama in NC
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 5:27pm.

A new Civitas Institute poll shows Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney leading Democratic incumbent Barack Obama by nine percent among North Carolina voters.

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Travelers get high shine and Seahawk pride at ILM
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 5:04pm.

UNCW school spirit is soaring at Wilmington International Airport. Shoeshiner Anthony Nixon is now sporting some Seahawk pride.

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CFPUA crews stop million-gallon sewage spill
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 4:39pm.

videoSewage spills are nothing new in Wilmington, but the latest accident off River Road is especially significant because of its size. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority estimates there were between one and two million gallons of waste released into the county tidal creek.

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Flights between Port City, Windy City grounded; future up in the air
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 4:32pm.

videoWhat went wrong? A few weeks ago hope soared that American Airlines filing for bankruptcy in November would not affect travelers at Wilmington International Airport. But Tuesday night, airport leaders got the phone call.

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