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Archive - Apr 16, 2009

Marino on Money: April 16

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videoThis week, we discussed the main agencies, which will receive stimulus money. The biggest dollar amounts go to Medicaid, education, and food stamps. Who else will benefit from incentives? Full story...
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Jason Tindal takes over football program at Ashley High

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Ashley high school's athletic director Roy Turner introduced the Eagles' new head football coach this afternoon. Thirty-four-year-old Jason Tindal will take over for Dylan Dimock, who resigned in February. Full story...
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Doctors waiting for reimbursements from state

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videoState health care has a cash flow problem. Health care claims for state employees exceeded the money available in the ‘08 fiscal budget causing delays in reimbursements to doctors over the past two weeks. Full story...
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Skies brightening for real estate market

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videoThe dark cloud that has been hovering over the real estate market may be breaking up. Several real estate agents and mortgage brokers believe it's a great time to buy a home for the first time. Full story...
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Disabled residents unhappy with new Wave Transit services

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videoFor years, Wave Transit has supplied the disabled in our community with specialized transportation services. But that is about to change. Full story...
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New public restrooms open in downtown Wilmington

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The battle for public restrooms in downtown Wilmington has been long fought, and there is finally some relief. Full story...
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Rock Against Rape benefit concert this weekend

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The Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc., in collaboration with Sunrise Broadcasting of Wilmington, presents the 7th Annual Port City Rock Against Rape. Full story...
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As retail sales fall, store vacancies rise

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videoYou might have noticed fewer stores on your last trip to the mall. That is, if you have gone to the mall lately. Mall retailers are closing up shop at a record pace. Full story...
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Canada goose makes nest at Independence Mall

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A Canadian goose chose a makeshift nest outside the mall to lay her eggs. The goose will stand guard to protect her eggs until they hatch in about two weeks.

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Whats Happening: April 17-19

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videoFans of classic cars and chowder are going to love Saturday. Plus, busy parents can search for the perfect caregiver for their child. Full story...
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NC troopers ticket thousands for speeding

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North Carolina state troopers and local police have ticketed thousands of speeders in the past two weeks during spring highway safety campaigns. Full story...
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NC woman accused of taking $147,000 from company

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A North Carolina woman has been arrested and accused of taking more than $147,000 from the corporate headquarters of The Fresh Market. Full story...
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Park service celebrating Wilbur Wright's birthday

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The National Park Service is celebrating the 142nd anniversary of flight pioneer Wilbur Wright's birth with a family fun day at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Full story...
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Perdue highlights NC work force development

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says she's working to get more people working in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC community colleges to receive admissions report

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North Carolina's community college system is trying to figure out whether to change its policy barring the admission of illegal immigrants. Full story...
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