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John Locke Foundation: Wilmington maintains No. 5 spot in annual tax burden ranking

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Local taxes and fees in Wilmington topped $2,125 per person in the 2008 budget year, according to a new John Locke Foundation report. That total placed Wilmington at No. 5 in a ranking of the state’s larger cities. Full story...
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ATF, SBI called in to investigate North Topsail Beach Fire

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video The search for a cause continues after fire destroyed two million-dollar oceanfront homes on North Topsail Beach over the weekend. Full story...
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Spring, summer could be busy in housing market

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video Spring typically tends to be a busy time for realtors, but buyers should know that time is running out to take advantage of a federal tax credit that could help them keep some cash in their pocket. Full story...
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UNCW gets money to study coastal issues

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The money will be used to address the challenges facing the North Carolina coast through research, education and outreach. Full story...
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Cerro Gordo FD gets big grant

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This single grant is more than the volunteer fire department typically receives in tax revenue in an entire year. Full story...
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Jump Clean needs a boost

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Jump Clean was recently hired by the Wilmington Housing Authority to clean up the Creekwood Area, but it's going to take at least 30 days for the WHA to pay them. Full story...
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Woman in New Jersey alerts Wilmington Cops to robbery

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A woman called the 911 center from New Jersey to report that she had been talking to her son on the telephone. He was parked near his business in the 1200 block S. 13th Street. Suddenly it sounded as though he was being robbed and the phone disconnected. Officers responded but found no victim in the area. Full story...
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Wilmington Police say they nabbed a felon with gun

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A WPD officer initiated a traffic stop on a black SUV for a stop sign violation. The officer approached the driver’s side door and saw the driver’s face before the man sped away. Full story...
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Brunswick County man charged with cutting a 73-year-old

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Sherman Aundo Daniels, 53 years of age, over the weekend for Assault with Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach area featured in Sunday's Washington Post

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...The thing is, we weren't anywhere remotely cosmopolitan. The chic boutique was just outside Wrightsville Beach, an easygoing North Carolina town better known for sand-filled vacations, bronzed wannabe surfers and Top-Siders than designer stilettos.... Full story...
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