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Archive - May 21, 2008

Unemployment numbers are up

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videoThe latest state unemployment numbers are in, and they're up. Right now, North Carolina has a 5.4 percent unemployment rate, and while that's not terribly high, people in our area say it is becoming increasingly difficult to find work. Full story...
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Interview with Sheriff Ingram

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videoIt's officially day number two for Brunswick County's new sheriff. County commissioners approved the Democratic party's decision to have John Ingram finish out the final two and a half years of Ron Hewett's term. Full story...
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Wilmington considering tax increase

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videoWilmington's City Council is working with a tight budget this fiscal year. They're considering a citywide property tax increase. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Older resident having trouble finding work

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videoHarvey Jackson is 70. Despite his good health and willingness to take almost any job he could find, he says employers can't seem to look past his age. Full story...
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State of Our Schools: Dropout Rates

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videoAcross North Carolina, students are dropping out of high school at an alarming rate. It is also a problem many of our local counties face each school year. Full story...
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Updates in Calabash murder

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There is new information tonight in the May 8 murder of James Murdock in Calabash. Full story...
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Hearing held in student body president case

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Autopsy report will not be unsealed in the case of the murdered University of North Carolina student body president. Full story...
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Mayors and police lobby lawmakers to fight gangs

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Dozens of mayors and police officers are visiting Raleigh to push state lawmakers to approve anti-gang legislation they say is urgently needed. Full story...
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Property taxes, Wave Transit discussed at Wilmington City Council meeting

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Resident's voice concerns over possible tax hike, Wave Transit gets additional funding. Full story...
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