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Archive - Mar 2013

Possible tax hike for businesses downtown

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video Plans to raise taxes in Wilmington's downtown business district to support downtown events and promotions has resurfaced. In 2010, Wilmington Downtown Incorporated planned to pitch the idea to City Council until some stakeholders rejected the idea. Full story...
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NC attorney who defended Jim Bakker dead at age 70

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Harold Bender, a defense attorney whose clients included former PTL evangelist Jim Bakker and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, has died. He was 70. Full story...
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Freight logistics company to expand in Mecklenburg

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A company which provides a variety of freight management services is planning to expand its national operations center in Mecklenburg County. Full story...
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NC House OKs making permit records confidential

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The North Carolina House has voted to bar the public from reviewing the detailed records of concealed weapons and pistol permit holders issued in the name of safety. Full story...
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NC sheriff's office raids video gambling cafes

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Authorities in Cumberland County have raided video gambling sweepstakes cafes still in operation since they were declared illegal by the N.C. Supreme Court. Full story...
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Regional effort trying to move Brunswick County back into Wilmington metro area

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videoWe all know Brunswick County is part of southeastern North Carolina, but the federal government sees the map differently. A new designation means the Census Bureau will factor Brunswick County's population, income and demographics into the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area. Full story...
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No arms? No problem for motivational speaker

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department's U-Turn Power Luncheon at UNCW welcomed back North Carolina native Tawana Williams, who was born without arms and impaired use of her legs. Full story...
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14-year-old arrested for home invasion

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videoLeland Police arrested a 14-year-old male in connection with a home invasion that happened on March 21. The teen is charged with first degree burglary and taken to a juvenile detention facility. Full story...
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