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Archive - May 2008

Lawmakers consider changing business taxes

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A Senate committee plans to hold a hearing on several bills to change the way sales taxes are imposed on small businesses. Full story...
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Lawmaker proposes releasing immigrants to be deported

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Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand has offered another bill to reduce the number of inmates in the state's prisons. Full story...
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Delgado trial resumes after long weekend

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After the long weekend break, the Tyrone Delgado trial started up again Tuesday. Tuesday morning, DNA evidence was presented to the jury, followed by a testimony from a DNA expert. Full story...
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Brilliant idea or disaster waiting to happen?

We are less than three years removed from the worst natural disaster in our country's history. Hurricane Katrina left indelible images of some of the worst human suffering we've ever seen.

UNCW Prepares For NCAA Baseball Tournament

videoThe UNC Wilmington baseball team starts play this weekend at the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Hawks open the Cary Regional on Friday against Elon. John Rendleman has more in this report. Full story...

Update on weekend boating accident

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videoA boating accident off Figure Eight Island claimed the life of a Wilmington man. Emergency responders say a large wave capsized the boat in Rich's inlet around 6 p.m. Full story...
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Hurricane Preparedness: Protect yourself from high winds and tornadoes

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videoHurricane preparedness week is underway. Today, we're taking a look at ways to protect yourself from high winds and tornadoes. Full story...
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Crisis Station in Wilmington can no longer accept patients

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videoThe Crisis Station in Wilmington is no longer able to accept new patients. The Department of Health and Human Services slapped the clinic with hefty fines for a variety of serious charges. Full story...
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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Update - repairs start June 1

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Department of Transportation officials said repairs on the bridge will begin on Sunday June 1 after 6 p.m. Full story...
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Wake Forest to drop requirement for SAT or ACT

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Former NC government official in court

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A former state environmental official is expected in court to respond to charges he took money from an ethanol company to expedite environmental permits for a proposed plant. Full story...
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4 NC community colleges to get grants from Duke Energy

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Four community colleges in North Carolina will receive up to $250,000 each in awards from the Duke Energy Community College Grant Program. Full story...
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Topsail Baseball Team Heads to Greensboro for State Finals

Topsail High School will be playing in Greensboro when they face Cherryville for the state 1-A baseball title this weekend. Full story...

Bridge repairs start today

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If you travel across the Cape Fear River between New Hanover and Brunswick Counties, your trip may be getting tougher. Repairs on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge are scheduled to start today. Full story...
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FCC Chairman talks DTV in Port City

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FCC Chairman Kevin Martin will be part of a town hall meeting today to discuss Wilmington's early switch to digital television. Full story...
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