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Archive - Jun 18, 2013

Council accepts man's $15,000 donation for July 4 fireworks

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video Wilmington City Council heard an emotional tribute tonight that thousands will eventually enjoy. Council voted to accept a $15,000 donation from a Wilmington businessman to make up for losing a title sponsor for the 4th of July fireworks. Full story...
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Motorcyclist injured in crash

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A motorcyclist was taken to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center for injuries after crashing with a car. Full story...
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Divers look for teen in Henderson County lake

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Divers are searching for a Hendersonville teen presumed drowned in Lake Summit in Henderson County near a railroad bridge where teens often jump into the water. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department responds to residential fire

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Wilmington Fire Department was called to extinguish a residential fire at 2006 Carolina Beach Road, Tuesday evening. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council passes budget

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Wilmington City Council voted unanimously to approve the 2013-2014 budget. The total budget is $141 million, including the $88 million General Fund. Full story...
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State superintendent pushes income tax exemption for public school teachers

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videoThe state's top educator wants to take some of the financial burden off North Carolina teachers. State Superintendent June Atkinson is urging lawmakers to consider exempting public school teachers from personal state income taxes. Full story...
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Racoon in New Hanover Co. tests positive for rabies

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videoA raccoon from New Hanover County has tested positive for rabies. It's the fifth confirmed case of rabies in the county this year. Full story...
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Boy to donate birthday money to replant stolen Venus Flytraps

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videoA Wilmington boy is donating all of his upcoming birthday money to help replant Venus Flytraps recently plundered from a park. Full story...
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Britt's Donuts helps Carolina Beach Boardwalk to national food ranking

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video Britt's Donuts has been a staple at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk since 1939. USA Today recently named Carolina Beach the eighth best boardwalk in the country when it comes to food, and Britt's was the reason why. Full story...
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Medicare: Cost-saving changes coming for diabetics

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Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with rape in Chatham County

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A Wilmington man is in jail in Chatham County accused of raping his estranged wife. The Chatham County Sheriff's Office Jesus Narciso Alvarez-Alba, 31, of Wilmington, had a domestic violence protective order issued against him by his estranged wife. Investigators say early Sunday morning he forced his way into her home in Moncure and raped her. Full story...
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Bridge work to cause detour in Southport starting Sunday night

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Weather permitting, the NC Department of Transportation plans to close a section of NC 211 in Southport Sunday for preservation work on the bridge over the Duke Energy Progress Discharge Canal near the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. Full story...
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Brunswick County budget holds line on tax rate

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As expected, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved its 2013-14 fiscal year budget Monday night. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Biceps

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In this week's Fit Minute, Brian Knox, a personal trainer, shows you how you can pump up your biceps.video Full story...
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Duke Energy names insider to take over for Rogers

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Duke Energy's chief financial officer will take over for retiring CEO Jim Rogers at the end of the month. Lynn Good, 54, has been CFO since 2009. She will also take a seat on the company board. Full story...
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