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Archive - Sep 9, 2009

Live blogging president's health care reform speech

9:12 To sum up, the president said a lot of what he's already said. It will be interesting to see if it has an impact.

Towing guidelines more friendly for those parking in Carolina Beach

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videoIn a beach town, where everybody's looking for a place to park, there is no shortage of parking regulations both in the town and in private lots, but some citizens have been concerned about predatory towing practices. Full story...
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Consumer Economic Protection Act signed

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videoGovernor Perdue signed the Consumer Economic Protection Act into law Wednesday. It will extend the time homeowners have to work with lenders before a foreclosure hearing. Full story...
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Spreading wireless signals to area beaches

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videoA Wilmington-based communications company is trying to make it easier for people to get online. Comspeco is setting up antennas to serve as wireless internet locations or "hot spots" in Wilmington and local beach towns. Full story...
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Strickland sells Corvette the day he makes bond

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We now know a little bit more about Allen Strickland's finances. He is the 17 year old from Tabor City, who bought a house and a Corvette with money given to him by State Senator RC Soles.

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Wilmington Police looking for missing woman

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Wilmington Police need your help finding a missing woman. Forty-one-year-old Priscilla Ann Rodgers has not made contact with her family since June, and they fear she may be in danger. Full story...
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$3 million to go toward Wrightsville Beach renourishment

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Wrightsville Beach is getting $3 million for beach renourishment. The New Hanover County commissioners voted Tuesday night to allocate one and half million dollars of the county's room occupancy tax to renourishment.

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Shell fishing along Intracoastal stuck in the mud

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The heavy rains earlier this week have put a damper on the shell fishing industry. The State Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued a temporary ban on shell fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway between the Surf City and Figure Eight Island bridges. Full story...
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West Brunswick senior Alfy Hill chooses Alabama over UNC

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videoOne college football scouting service has West Brunswick senior Alfy Hill rated as the top prospect in the state. Wednesday in Shallotte, Hill announced his collegiate choice. It came down to the University of North Carolina or Alabama.

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NC city council unmoved on potbellied pig as pet

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A North Carolina family who wanted to keep a potbellied pig they said comforts their autistic son has failed to squeeze an exception out of city officials. Full story...
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