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Archive - Jun 22, 2009

Brunswick County prostitution investigation continues

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says half of those women caught in last week's raid in south Brunswick County may be part of a larger prostitution ring that stretches beyond state lines. Full story...
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County budget approved without a raise in property taxes

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videoThe vote on a property tax rate for New Hanover County residents came down to three-against-two. In the end, those against raising the property tax rate won. Full story...
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Printing instead of clipping coupons

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videoCoupons can be especially helpful on a tight budget, and now they're accessible at the click of a mouse. Full story...
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Power outage in Wilmington Monday, Cape Fear Hospital not affected

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Part of Wilmington was without power for a short time Monday afternoon, including Cape Fear Hospital. Progress Energy told us a tree fell onto a power line in a wooded area off Wrightsville Avenue.

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McIntyre talks local economy in Brunswick County

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Congressman Mike McIntyre stopped by one Brunswick County town to shed some light on the local economy. The Southport and Oak Island Chamber of Commerce held their 34th annual chamber meeting Monday. Full story...
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Cooperative Bank opens Monday as First Bank, but little besides the name is different

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videoFirst Bank took over for the recently failed Cooperative Bank on Monday. Cooperative is the second North Carolina bank to fail in just over two months, but there's no need to worry since customers and employees business won't miss a beat. Full story...
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Brunswick sheriffs looking for man in alleged stabbing

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office needs your help. Deputies are looking for 28-year-old "Eddie" Brock - wanted for allegedly stabbing someone at a party in Supply this past Saturday night. Full story...
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Debate over which taxes to raise and by how much

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State Democratic leaders have decided a $4 billion budget shortfall has to bridged with some kind tax increases. But they are divided about what kind of taxes to raise, and by how much. Full story...
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Perdue visits New Hanover County, answers still sought

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videoGovernor Bev Perdue's visit to New Hanover County Monday was brief. It left some of the educators she was targeting for support with more questions than answers, as the state continues to figure out how to deal with a nearly $ 5 billion budget shortfall.

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A look at HIV cases in the US

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A new website offers the first of its kind county – a level look at HIV cases in the US. According to www.MapHIV.org, the infection is concentrated in about 20 percent of American counties, with the highest numbers of cases in population centers like New York and California. Full story...
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Princess Street closed for month

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Commuters who use Princess Street will need to find a detour for the next month. On Monday, the city began construction on the 1200 block of Princess Street. The project is expected to last until July 24. Full story...
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FDA to take control over tobacco industry

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Major changes were made Monday for the tobacco industry. President Obama signed new legislation giving the Food and Drug Administration sweeping powers over the industry. The bill gives the F.D.A. the authority to regulate the marketing, advertising and manufacturing of tobacco products. Full story...
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Former NC speaker's friends ask end to sentence

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A newspaper says a former Republican governor plans to be among those asking that former North Carolina House speaker Jim Black's prison sentence to commuted or that he be moved closer to home. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues family from sunken boat off NC

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The Coast Guard says a family of four has been rescued from a sinking boat off North Carolina's Bogue Inlet after several radio calls for help were lost. Full story...
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Plant to reopen 2 days after ammonia leak kills 1

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A poultry processing plant plans to restart its operations just two days after an ammonia leak killed one worker and injured four others. Full story...
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