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600-plus acre blaze burns in Pender County

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Another blaze continues to burn in Pender County. This fire broke out late Wednesday afternoon, scorching hundreds of acres. It's more than 600 acres and counting. The Forest Service says crews are making slow progress because of weather conditions and don't know when it'll be out. Full story...
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Investigators looking into recycling facility fire

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Fire investigators are looking into what caused a late morning fire at a Wilmington recycling facility. The owner of Diversified Biomass and City Council member Jason Thompson thinks a customer wasn't obeying the "no smoking" rule at the facility. Full story...
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Wake County prosecutor asks SBI to investigate Wright's finances

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The SBI has initiated a criminal probe of Representative Thomas Wright, one week after elections officials concluded he may have broken state campaign finance laws. Full story...
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Drivers giving wrong ID big problem for law enforcement

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The most common example of this kind of identity fraud is when drivers are pulled over and claim they don't have their licenses on them. But instead of getting themselves in trouble, they give out someone else's information. Full story...
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Wright blames campaign finance reporting errors on sloppiness

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New Hanover Representative Thomas Wright says any campaign finance mistakes were the result of sloppiness. Wright is under investigation for possible violations of campaign finance law. He told a Wilmington newspaper nothing was deliberate. Full story...
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Pender County wildfire burns into the night

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Firefighters continue battling a big blaze in Pender County tonight. This one has chewed more than 600 acres and the cause is curious at best. Full story...
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No more moratorium

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The City of Wilmington received notification today that the moratorium on new building permits here has been lifted by the State Division of Water Quality. The state imposed the building moratorium because they didn't feel the City had an adequate plan to improve its leaky sewer system. Full story...
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Wildlife officials work to keep boaters safe

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We're heading in to Memorial Day weekend and that means people are hitting the water. Wildlife officials estimate that about 400 boats will be out in the Masonboro area alone. And more people means a greater chance of something going wrong. The Wildlife Resources Commission works to keep those boaters safe. Full story...
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Local bars, restaurants to adopt recycling

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Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. It's a slogan you've heard before and now it's one that hundreds in New Hanover County will have to follow. Full story...
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Pedestrian fatally hit by 18-wheeler

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A pedestrian is dead after being hit by an 18-wheeler. The accident happened around 3:30 Wednesday morning just before the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Full story...
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Most road construction to stop for Memorial Day weekend

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The state Department of Transportation says it will suspend most road construction over the Memorial Day holiday to help ease traffic delays and improve driving conditions. Full story...
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Easley: N.C. National Guard could handle Category 3 hurricane

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Although he's complained that the North Carolina National Guard is stretched too thin, Governor Easley says he's comfortable that the state could respond to a major hurricane strike. Full story...
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Forecasters tell coastal areas to expect busy hurricane season

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Government forecasts expect a busier than normal hurricane season this year. National Weather Service forecasters say they expect between 13 and 17 tropical storms, with seven to ten of them becoming hurricanes. Full story...
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High gas costs affecting food prices

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Those painful prices at the pump are affecting your wallets in more ways than one. Food and produce prices are also creeping up due to the increases in fuel costs. Last month, food prices rose three-point-nine percent nationwide over last year's numbers. Full story...
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Wright says he won't resign

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State Representative Thomas Wright says he's not leaving office. The New Hanover County Democrat's comment was in response to a call from House Speaker Joe Hackney that he should resign from office. It was about a week ago that state elections officials asked prosecutors to investigate Wright's campaign finances. Full story...
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