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Archive - Jun 5, 2012

Wilmington City Council votes to spend $60,000 from downtown parking fund for marketing

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video The city will spend $60,000, $30,000 of which will come out of this fiscal year's budget. The other $30,000 will come out of next fiscal year's budget in two phases. Full story...
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City approves first of two votes for recommended budget

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video The city also held a public hearing on the recommended budget, where only four people attended, three of which were from city-partner agencies. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. School Board could see windfall from state budget

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The New Hanover County school board got tentative good news about the district's state funding at the board meeting Tuesday, the StarNews reports. Full story...
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Ethics Commission examining fraternization among lobbyists and aides

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The North Carolina State Ethics Commission is examining whether two lobbyists who had relationships with aides of House Speaker Thom Tillis - or the lobbyists' clients - broke state laws. Full story...
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NC ethics commission investigating lobbyists

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The North Carolina State Ethics Commission is examining whether two lobbyists who had relationships with aides of House Speaker Thom Tillis - or the lobbyists' clients - broke state laws. Full story...
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NC dentists at odds over management company rules

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Proposed restrictions on companies that help North Carolina dentists administer their practices have caused several of the firms to spend time and money fighting them. Full story...
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House OKs gambling changes to carry out NC compact

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Changes to North Carolina gambling law to permit live table games at the Cherokee casino may now be just one vote away from Gov. Beverly Perdue's desk. Full story...
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NC group can proceed with new confederate statue

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A judge has ruled that the North Carolina United Daughters of the Confederacy can proceed with plans to create a new confederate soldier statue. Full story...
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Fight over woman gets man stabbed in stomach and hands

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A man was stabbed repeatedly after becoming involved in a dispute over a woman. Full story...
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Firefighters get help from Firehouse Subs

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Firehouse subs is giving back to area fire departments. The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated more than $30,000 worth of equipment today Full story...
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WWII vet gets back lost service medals

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A 90-year-old veteran finally has back his service medals earned in World War II. Rep. Mike McIntyre worked with the national personnel records center and to replace the lost medals for Leroy Pierson of Bladen County. Full story...
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UPDATE: Tourist drowns while helping rescue other swimmers

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video Kevin Scott Roberts, 43, of Mt. Lookout, WV, drowned Monday after being caught by a strong current off Bald Head Island. Roberts was among five people that tried to save three swimmers that were struggling off the east end. Full story...
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ILM shows off new full-body scanner

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video Flying out of Wilmington International Airport may have just gotten a lot safer. Passengers at ILM may have to pass a new test before getting on the plane: a full-body scanner. Full story...
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NCDOT awards $4.6 million contract to preserve Snows Cut Bridge

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The bridge will be rehabilitated using a new resurfacing technique called hydro-demolition. During this resurfacing process, the deteriorated concrete on the bridge deck will be removed in part using high-pressured water, and the bridge will be resurfaced using high-strength concrete. Full story...
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NC Senate panel OKs framework to regulate fracking

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A Senate committee has recommended a framework which the state of North Carolina should follow while legalizing a controversial form of natural gas drilling. Full story...
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