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New Hanover Co. Superintendent calls proposed budget cuts 'Draconian'

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Markley: "We understand the current economic situation and we are prepared to deal with severe budget cuts. However, the Draconian level of cuts proposed by the House will do irreparable harm to the students in North Carolina's public education programs and New Hanover County Schools will not be able to meet the goals we have established for our school system." Full story...
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Meadowlark Lemon Basketball Scholarship awarded to Cape Fear Community College

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The scholarship will be awarded to one deserving student athlete on the men’s basketball team each year. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 to be considered for the scholarship. Full story...
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Progress Energy reviewing procedures after worker killed

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Progress Energy says it is trying to learn from an accident that killed a worker last month. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sheriff's Department solves 40 breaking and entering cases

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says it has made five arrests involving more than 40 Breaking and Entering cases spanning across four months. Full story...
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Timing tight on NC showdown on jobless benefits

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A deadline is looming for about 37,000 jobless North Carolina workers within days of losing their unemployment checks as Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue fight over the cost of keeping the money flowing. Full story...
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CFPUA: Water bills going up 13.1%, restaurants say it will hit hard

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video CFPUA voted today raise water rates 13.1 percent. "It's a needed 13.1% increase in revenue," said Carey Disney Ricks, CFPUA's Public Information Officer. "The tiered rate structure remains the same, but the thresholds for tiers have changed." Full story...
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Pender's Keynan Pittman will sign with JMU

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Pender center Keynan Pittman narrowed his collegiate choices to Mississippi and James Madison several weeks ago. Next week he'll make it official. He's going to be playing in the CAA for the Dukes of JMU. Full story...
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Student flies high with award winning aerobatic pilot

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The Coastal Carolina Air Show is this weekend at the Wilmington International Airport. A Holly Shelter Middle School eighth grader got the chance of a lifetime to fly with one of the show's aerobatic pilots. Full story...
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Lawmakers hear from public on drawing legislative district boundaries

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North Carolina lawmakers have heard from the first batch of citizens who wanted to give them advice about how they should draw congressional and state legislative district boundaries for the next 10 years. Full story...
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Hoggard's Stilman White signs with UNC

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video It's official. Stilman White will be playing college basketball at the University of North Carolina. The Hoggard senior signed on the dotted line at a news conference at Hoggard High School on Wednesday. Full story...
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