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Archive - Jul 9, 2009

Local family awaiting state's decision on budget

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videoThe state budget situation has created a lot of uncertainty, especially for a local family waiting to hear what lawmakers in Raleigh are going to do. Max Weavil is completely disabled and if programs like Medicaid get cut, the Weavil family may be forced to pay thousands of dollars per month out of pocket for Max's medication and supplies. Full story...
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Ed Kramer remembered, laid to rest on Thursday

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videoSergeant First Class Ed Kramer served his community as a firefighter and gave his life serving his country as a National Guard soldier. On Thursday, hundreds gathered to say their final good-byes to their friend, co-worker, and loved one. Full story...
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Police close Carolina Beach Road after fatal accident

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A fatal car accident on Carolina Beach road stopped traffic for a good part of the day. Police said the accident took place around 11:45 when a blue Ford Taurus traveling south on 421 ran off the side of the road. Full story...
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Annexation bill heads back to committee

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There is a bit of bad news for opponents of forced annexation. A bill that would give North Carolinians the right to vote on whether they want to be annexed into the city limits has been sent back to committee. Full story...
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To vote or not to vote on NHC sales tax referendum

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New Hanover County wants to put a quarter-cent sales tax referendum on the November ballot. It would be the only county-wide item on the ballot. A county-wide vote would cost $180,000 to conduct, so county leaders asked the city of Wilmington to split the cost. However, city officials aren't buying it. Full story...
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Doughnut maker accepts fine at Ohio plant

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Now that's a keeper!

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Kure Beach is the focus of this week's Cape Fear Pride, and incidentally a young fisherman there has a lot to be proud of. Johnny Bailey reeled in a 32-and-a-half pound king mackerel Thursday morning and now sits in first place in a local fishing contest. Full story...
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Topping out ceremony for Brunswick Community Hospital

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Construction on the new Brunswick Community Hospital paused today for an age old tradition. The topping out ceremony celebrates the placement of the last and highest beam, marking the end of the most dangerous phase of construction. Full story...
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Whats Happening: July 10-12

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videoEducational cartoons from your childhood come to life onstage this weekend. Plus, it's a way for the Port City to pay tribute to the King of Pop. Full story...
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New group formed to help owners of old houses

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There's a new support network for people who own historic homes and buildings in our area. Thursday morning, the Historic Wilmington Foundation introduced the New Preservation Resource Network. Full story...
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Former NC State fundraiser talks to federal agents

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A former North Carolina State University fundraiser has discussed her job with federal agents and an official says the school has received a federal grand jury subpoena for information about her work. Full story...
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New chairman chosen for NC Wildlife Commission

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A Wilmington businessman has been elected chairman of the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. The agency said Wednesday that Steve Windham of Winnabow was elected to replace Wes Seegars, who had been chairman since 2006. Full story...
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Repeat DWI offenders could get NC licenses back

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Repeat drunken-drivers in North Carolina who get their license revoked could get their permit back after a clean criminal and traffic record for 10 years in legislation approved by the Senate. Full story...
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Residents of flooded apartments feeling left out in cold

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videoThe trouble continues for displaced residents of Wilmington apartment complexes flooded by Monday night's rain. Residents say management is not helping them at all, and much like their belongings - they've been hung out to dry. Full story...
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Joyce's oak tree finally falls

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After weeks of negotiation, the Joyce family's giant oak tree finally came crashing to the ground. It happened around 4:45 Wednesday afternoon. Family members left the house, because they said they could not bear to watch. Full story...
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