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Major layoffs announced for PPD

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PPD announced they laid off approximately eighty workers from their Wilmington office on Wednesday. Full story...
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Sheriff McMahon works on reorganization within sheriff's office

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Sheriff Ed McMahon eliminated one lieutenant's position and created a new colonel position. The reorganization will provide more attention for several divisions within the sheriff's office and save nearly $80,000. Full story...
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City looking at privacy issues surrounding emails

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The city of Wilmington is reviewing its e-mail policy after the Wilmington Star News discovered nearly 40,000 e-mails to and from city and employees had been marked as "private" within the last year. Full story...
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Local middle school dresses up its policies

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Something new is coming this fall to D.C Virgo Middle School; a dress code. Students will be required to wear khaki, navy blue or black bottoms, collared shirts, and no flip-flops. Full story...
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NHC School Board approves budget, cuts may come

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Despite not knowing how much money it will get from the state, the New Hanover County School Board Tuesday night approved its 2009-2010 budget. Board members unanimously approved the $211 million budget. But because there is not yet a finalized state budget, there may have to be some amendments down the road. Full story...
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NHC detectives searching for two men in separate investigations

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New Hanover County detectives are searching for two men for questioning in two separate investigations. Jorge Adan Urribiera Ruiz is wanted for questioning about a robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Larry Karl Gonzales is wanted for questioning about the murder of Alton Corey Vann. Full story...
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Flooded apartments tenants asked to move, and quickly

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videoThe problems are far from over in the wake of Monday night's flooding. Residents of two apartment complexes off Racine Drive are facing a hard deadline from management to move out - and quickly. Full story...
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Brunswick County sheriff's deputy is suspended after a boating accident

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A Brunswick County sheriff's deputy is suspended after a boating accident over the holiday weekend. It happened while Deputy Charles Murray was off-duty on his personal boat near Holden Beach. Full story...
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Small businesses make sizable impact

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videoSmall businesses provide most of the jobs, services, and entertainment throughout the country, but when it comes to business in our area, small is relative term.

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Rains cause floods around New Centre

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videoThe rain has subsided, but it's still the talk of the town. Flooding caused all sorts of problems in Wilmington Monday night. Full story...
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