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Sheriff mulls possible $1M cut

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Last week the county asked Sheriff Ed McMahon to reduce his budget to try to help make up a $14 million county budget shortfall. Full story...
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Former director of Battleship North Carolina wins state award

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Three distinguished North Carolinians were honored today at the N.C. Governor’s Conference on Hospitality & Tourism for their significant and continuing contributions to the growth and success of North Carolina's tourism industry. The 2010 Winners Circle Awards were presented to Capt. David R. Scheu of Wilmington, Bill Hensley of Charlotte and Spencer Robbins of Banner Elk. Full story...
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New ABC Chief Executive hired

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The New Hanover County Alcohol Beverage Control Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Sykes to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Sykes will begin his duties effective April 1, 2010. Full story...
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BREAKING NEWS FIRST ON 3: Corning plant fire out. No injuries reported

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videoUPDATED 7:00PM: A fire at the Corning Plant on College Road is out - and roadways are reopened. The fire was caused by a malfunction that led to overheating. No injuries reported. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: County budget deficit could affect local parks & gardens

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video New Hanover County Commissioners have asked the Parks Department to go back to the drawing board and trim its budget. Full story...
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Volleyball tournament helps Yahweh Center

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Local law enforcement squared off against the media on the sand Saturday. It was the first ever media vs. law enforcement volleyball tournament. Full story...
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Watermark Marina holds bankruptcy auction

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The marina filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2008. It was upgraded to Chapter 7 in November, meaning it must sell all its assets. Full story...
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Men use drive-thru for robbery

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Wilmington Police are searching for the men who robbed a fast food restaurant over the weekend using the drive-thru window. Full story...
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Southport sign ordinance under discussion tonight

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A group of business owners and city leaders is meeting to discuss the lengthy city ordinance that deals with signs that can and can not be used. Full story...
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Anonymous tip leads to drug bust

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Another anonymous tip led Wilmington vice and narcotics detectives to make another drug bust over the weekend. Full story...
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