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Archive - Apr 14, 2009

Columbus County job fair hopes to help lower unemployment rate

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videoThe job market in our area is tight, especially in Columbus County, with the highest unemployment rate in our region. A career fair held on Tuesday aimed to help. Full story...
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City officials believe spending taxpayers' money on conference worth the expense

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videoThe nightly cost for each room at a DC hotel was about $300. Dinners at Ruth’s Chris and Georgia Brown’s for nine Wilmington officials, some spouses and guests totaled $1,000. That being said, attending the National League of Cities annual conference was priceless, according to those who attended. Full story...
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Background check business is growing for Wilmington-based company

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videoOne Wilmington business will be hiring more than 100 new employees. Castle Branch moved to Wilmington seven years ago and continues to grow. Full story...
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New Hanover County employees back to work after mandatory furlough

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New Hanover County employees are back to work today after a mandatory furlough day Monday. Full story...
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Mobile home fire in Oak Island claims one life

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The body of 51-year-old Trina Villarreal was found inside her charred mobile home at 7806 East Oak Island Drive around 5:30 this morning. Full story...
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NHC to cut back on school nurses

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The New Hanover County school system is trying to figure out how to cut their budget. One idea is to reduce the hours, and numbers, of school nurses. Full story...
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IRS lists the 2009 Dirty Dozen tax scams

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As the tax deadline draws near, taxpayers should be wary of scams. Tuesday, the IRS issued its 2009 Dirty Dozen list of tax scams. Full story...
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Dr. Findt installed as president at Bladen Community College

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Bladen Community College has new leadership. In a ceremony on Tuesday, Dr. William Findt was officially installed as the college's fourth president. Full story...
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Tarica Pulliam remembered as family is awarded grant

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Members of the New Hanover County Sheriffs Department took time out Tuesday to remember one of their own. Full story...
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Wilmington man dies after crashing car into Kings Grant house

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videoWilliam Jeffrey Polley was driving a minivan down Lord Tennyson Drive Monday night when he failed to make a turn and crashed into Tim Worrell's brick home. He died a short time after reaching the hospital, however. Full story...
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NC think-tank's panel urges lower, broader taxes

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A think tank wants lawmakers to revamp North Carolina's tax system by cutting tax rates while making more people pay taxes on more things. Full story...
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Investigators hope to talk to wounded NC principal

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Investigators are hoping the North Carolina middle school principal who was shot in the face while driving to work will be able to talk to them this week. Full story...
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NC furniture plant plans to close in 2 months

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A furniture manufacturing plant in western North Carolina plans to close in two months, eliminating more than 100 jobs. Full story...
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Duke Power CEO at NC sustainable energy conference

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The North Carolina agency responsible for managing the state's increasing use of alternative energy is hearing from Duke Energy CEO James Rogers. Full story...
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Access to University Landing closed off for residents in nearby apartment

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videoSome residents of a Wilmington apartment complex are not happy about losing easy access to a nearby shopping center. Full story...
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