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Wilmington City Council member wants any left over money to go in her pocket first

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video With these tough economic times, people are thinking twice when it comes to spending money, but Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett has had no problem running up her travel expense tab and even exceeding the limit. Tuesday night City Council voted unanimously to let Padgett dip into some more cash, but one member says it's the first and last time it will happen. Full story...
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State Republicans introduce 'Balanced Budget Act of 2011'

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This week, they initiated important steps to achieve these goals by introducing the Balanced Budget Act of 2011 (SB 13) which would give Gov. Bev Perdue additional authority to reduce spending for the remainder of the current fiscal year. This bill passed out of the Appropriations Committee today. Full story...
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State auto insurance rate not going up

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The Rate Bureau filed for a rate review indicating no change in rates for private passenger cars and motorcycle insurance policies for 2011. Full story...
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Wilmington Police search for attempted murder suspect

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Wilmington Police are looking for a man accused of attempted murder after a shooting early Tuesday morning. Full story...
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NC Senate panel to debate charter school cap bill

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A bill seeking elimination of North Carolina's 100-school limit on charter schools is getting its first debate in the General Assembly. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jordan not expected for Laney Hall induction

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You can expect a big crowd at Friday's basketball game at Laney High School, but don't expect Michael Jordan to show in Wilmington Friday even though he'll be inducted into the Laney Hall of Fame. Full story...
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NC lawmakers to vote on health overhaul challenge

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The first legislation to get a full vote in this year's session of the North Carolina General Assembly would attack a key provision of the federal health care overhaul law. Full story...
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Road contracts include $6.4 million for Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender

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NC Department of Transportation Chief Operating Officer Jim Trogdon announced yesterday that 20 contracts totaling $159 million have been awarded for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina, including one project funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington doctor, family struggle to get out of Egypt

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video After desperately trying to contact someone from the US State Department, the doctor and his family are now out of Egypt. Thanks to a network of people helping them out and a Congressman, they now have a flight back to the United States. Full story...
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Legion Stadium will get new turf and become the home stadium for the Hammerheads

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Wilmington City Council made some big decisions in the world of New Hanover County sports on Tuesday. Full story...
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