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City to spend $220,000 researching employee salaries

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videoAre Wilmington city employees being paid what they're worth? A costly new study will try to answer that question. The Wilmington City Council decided Tuesday night to hire a company to study the salaries of all city employees to see if they're comparable with employees for other cities. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: Southport's Maritime Museum

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videoFrom torpedoes to shipwrecked artifacts, the Maritime Museum in Southport has something for everyone, including pirate enthusiasts. The museum has a display with recovered items from one of the ships from the most feared and famed pirate -- Blackbeard. Full story...
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More students on road as UNCW resumes classes

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Classes start Wednesday at UNC-Wilmington, and that means you can expect many more cars on the road. Full story...
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City Council looks at employee pay scales, rash of shootings

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The City of Wilmington will take a look at employee pay scales after the City Council Tuesday night voted to hire an outside firm to help. Full story...
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UNCW holds annual Beach Blast

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videoIn the past UNCW's beach blast has caused major headaches for residents of Wrightsville Beach and those who have to clean up. So far officials say there have been no problems with things such as alcohol, litter and out of control behavior. Full story...
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Ninth-graders work on high school diploma, college degree

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videoAs classes started Tuesday some ninth-graders got a chance to work toward a high school diploma and a college degree. Full story...
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Winter Park Fire Department donates remaining money to CFCC

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The Winter Park Fire Department continues to give back to the community even after closing its doors. This time it's in the form of a donation to Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools get report card

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videoThe New Hanover County school system recently got a report card of its own. The grades were mixed and that's upsetting for some parents. The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to track adequate yearly progress. Of New Hanover County's 35 public schools, 14 made adequate yearly progress. That's 40 percent of the county's schools. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: Southport's history

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videoThe Town of Southport is known for its quaint homes and historic background. The self-guided walking tour is popular among tourists and residents alike. Once known as the Town of Smithfield, there is a lot of history behind Southport. With nearly two dozen attractions listed on the walking tour, four stand out. Full story...
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Man convicted after fourth DWI charge

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It's the fourth time he's been charged with drunken driving, but the first time the charges stuck. Efrain Rodriguez pleaded guilty in New Hanover County court Monday for driving while impaired in August 2006. Full story...
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UNCW professor featured in national magazine for global warming work

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videoA UNCW professor was featured recently in a national science magazine for his work with global warming and the affect it's having on some penguin species. Professor Steven Emslie has been traveling to Antarctica for decades to study the behavior of Adelie penguins. Full story...
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Students, surfers, celebrities pick up beach trash

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videoKeeping our beach areas environmentally healthy and looking good is important for any number of reasons. The trash and debris left by visitors can take a toll. More than 100 volunteers converged on Wrightsville Beach this weekend to make a difference. Full story...
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Two companies competing to build convention center hotel

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Two companies are vying for the right to build a full-service hotel at Wilmington's new convention center. Full story...
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City to hold public hearing on sewer situation

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If you have something to say about Wilmington's sewer situation your opportunity is coming. The State Division of Water Quality has scheduled a public hearing for August 30. Full story...
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Drug bust jails man on $3 million bond

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Angel Cordova was arrested on four charges. The New Hanover County Vice and Narcotics Division found about 90 pounds of marijuana in Cordova's house off Suncoast Drive near Gordon Road. Full story...
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