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FIRST ON 3: Soles submits another new bill to create new judge position in Brunswick Co.

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video State Sen. R.C. Soles submitted a new bill Tuesday that would create a second superior court district in Brunswick County. Right now it has only one. Full story...
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Jury seated in Oak Island murder trial

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It took two days for attorneys to pick the jurors for Joshua Kayne Caudill's trial. They began with more than 45 people. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: WPD cameras missed downtown tire slashings

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videoWilmington Police have no leads in a string of weekend tire slashings. In hopes of cutting back on mischief, a year ago WPD installed surveillance cameras downtown, but in this case, the cameras didn't catch any suspicious activity. Full story...
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Wilmington prepares to host WE Fest

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The five-day event features 121 bands playing, dance performances, on-site creation, poetry and seven different art exhibits. Full story...
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Balancing budgets

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video With the new fiscal year quickly approaching counties throughout North Carolina are working to balance their budgets. Some are having more success than others. Full story...
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A look at some bills introduced by our legislators

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Bills with local interest include state control of video gaming machines, enhancing the state's film incentives, changes to New Hanover County's ABC board and a subsidy for a non-profit. Full story...
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Civitas Institute: A dish NC taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to swallow

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One particularly frivolous bill was introduced on the House floor by Rep. Sandra Spaulding Hughes (D-New Hanover). If passed, HB 1937 will appropriate $500,000 to Cooking for Change, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Wilmington that helps provide economically disadvantaged adults with skills for careers in the food service industry. Full story...
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VOTE 2010: Civitas Flash Poll shows Goolsby with large lead in State Senate Dist 9 race

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Republican candidate Thom Goolsby leads Democratic opponent Jim Leutze by 18 percentage points in the battle for North Carolina’s 9th Senate District seat according to a new SurveyUSA poll released today by the Civitas Institute. Full story...
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CFCC invites boat builders to enter annual boat show

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This year marks the 11th annual CFCC Boat Show on July 24, 2010. Presented by the CFCC's two boat building programs, the show serves as an annual celebration of the craft of boat building. Held on the banks of the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington, CFCC's boat show attracts thousands of visitors every year. Full story...
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Second fire in one year damages Carolina Beach restaurant

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This is the second fire at the SeaWitch Café in less than a year. A suspicious fire broke out in the restaurant last June. Full story...
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