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Archive - May 7, 2013

City Council grants extension for Convention Center hotel developer

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videoWilmington City Council has granted another extension for the company developing a hotel to be built next to the Wilmington Convention Center. Full story...
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Wilmington raises fine for unlicensed taxis and limos

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videoWilmington City Council voted Monday night to increase the violation fee for unlicensed taxis and limousines. Full story...
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Property tax to stay flat in Wilmington budget plan

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videoWilmington residents should expect not to pay more in property taxes next year. At Monday night's City Council meeting, leaders discussed Wilmington's recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - May 7

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videoOn Tuesday NC State knocked off UNCW in college baseball in Raleigh. The Seahawks lost 7-2 against the Wolfpack. Tyler Ptacek will not be coming to UNCW to play basketball for Buzz Peterson & the Seahawks. A Seahawk golfer has been named player of the year in the CAA. We had more than our fair share of high school sports. Plus more! Full story...
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Regional fight continues to move Brunswick County back into Wilmington's MSA

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videoThe regional fight continues in attempt to get Brunswick County back into Wilmington’s metropolitan statistical area, after the Office of Management and Budget announced its move to Myrtle Beach's MSA earlier this year. Full story...
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Council approves $86k for Smith Creek kayak launch

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videoWilmington City Council approved more than $86,000 to provide a local match for a state grant to build a kayak launch on Smith Creek. Full story...
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Pender High students called heroes after saving couple from burning home

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videoTwo Pender High School students are being called heroes after they helped save the lives of an elderly couple from a burning home Sunday morning. Full story...
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House bill relaxes rules for stadium alcohol sales

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A bill relaxing rules for selling beer to seated fans at North Carolina stadiums has passed the state House. Full story...
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NC House votes to bar sex-selective abortions

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House Republicans seeking to further restrict abortions in North Carolina have passed a bill barring the procedures on the basis of the gender of the fetus. Full story...
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NC House gives initial OK to repeal estate tax

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North Carolina's tax on a dead person's financial assets would be repealed in legislation approved by House members who say the estate tax hurts family-owned farms. Full story...
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