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Gov. Perdue's sales tax increase is not popular

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video Gov. Bev Perdue says she is eying an increase in the state sales tax to help pay for education. "I am suggesting today, and I am going to fight for today, for our children's future by doing a fraction of a penny for progress for schools and for children to invest in public schools, universities and colleges," Perdue said Tuesday. Full story...
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Adams may face death penalty, investigators check cold cases

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Andrew Bernard Adams made his first appearance today for last week's murder of 24-year-old Latricia Ann Scott. Adams has a criminal record that goes back decades and includes rape and assault. Full story...
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City Council approves Market Street annexation

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Wilmington City Council voted unanimously to pass the annexation of a residential project in the area of Market Street and Marsh Oaks Drive. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Neighborhoods use Facebook to keep watch

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video Neighborhood Watch is nothing new, but technology is changing the way communities get together. In the past year, several Wilmington neighborhood pages have popped up on Facebook, and the trend continues to grow. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Business turns trash into treatment for breast cancer patients

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video Pink dumpsters are not the norm, but one Wilmington company is trying to make that happen. Coastal Ladies Carting is an all-in-one trash company that handles solid and liquid waste and recycling needs. But the pink dumpsters don't stop there. The trash turns into cash for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Full story...
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Crooke charged with being a crook

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Sometime late Sunday night, someone broke into the Bargain Shack store at 5601 Oleander and stole a large metal box containing collectible coins. Police arrested Kellie Crooke for breaking and entering. Full story...
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14-year-old charged with armed robbery

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Wilmington Police have charged a child with armed robbery of a food delivery driver. It happened just after 10 p.m. Monday. Full story...
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Shot victim, friend hold suspect till police arrive

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videoA Wilmington neighborhood is feeling a little bit safer tonight after two men held down an alleged robber until police arrived. One of the men had even been shot in the leg. Full story...
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Wilmington Mormon leader, SC voters discuss Romney and LDS faith

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videoGOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wins in Iowa and New Hampshire have certainly put him on the fast track, but does his faith really matter? We spoke with a local Mormon leader as well as South Carolina voters to get their input. Full story...
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New Hanover suffers first loss of the season; Hoggards wins, Laney loses in MLK Jam

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video School was closed on Monday, but the gym was open at Union High School in Sampson County. The Fourth Annual MLK Basketball Jamfest is an all-day event with several local teams taking part. Full story...
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