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Governor to visit Snipes Academy

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Monday, Gov. Bev Perdue will observe teachers using mCLASS, a handheld device that assesses math skills in kindergarten through third graders. Full story...
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Tips from community huge help for police

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videoFive people are behind bars and an assortment of drugs are off the street. Police say they could not have done it without help from the community. It started off as just a complaint, but that complaint led police to crack, heroin and prescription pills. Full story...
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Tar balls on Oak island likely not from Gulf spill

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Coast Guard Commander John Nadeau says it's not unusual to find tar balls that wash up on beaches. He says oil in the water from any source turns into a putty-like substance after the oil collects particles. Full story...
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Health Department says mercury in Myrtle Grove gym floor posed no threat

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Local health officials have completed the testing of mercury vapor levels of the gymnasium floor at Myrtle Grove Middle School and have determined that the levels are below the Minimum Risk Level (MRL) established by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Full story...
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Oil threat affecting vacation plans

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videoThe explosion that caused what could turn out to be the worst oil spill in history is impacting vacationers not just along the Gulf Coast, but here in southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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UPDATE: Traffic improving after four accidents

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New Hanover County Dispatch says there were four accidents late this afternoon: two on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, one on the Isabel Holmes Bridge and a fourth just over the river in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Downtown post office honored for history

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Every year the Historic Wilmington Foundation honors a historic building for Preservation Month. This year the award goes to the US Post Office and Federal Building in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Voters may not have gotten tax message loud and clear

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video County Commission Chair Jason Thompson said on the record he favored sales tax as the way to get revenues, because if you don't want to pay, you don't have to buy. But in separate interviews, he also he also told us a property tax would be necessary to balance the budget. We talked to UNCW psychology professor Andy Jackson to find out why people heard one message, but not the other. Full story...
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Oak Island mayor thinks tax hike plan out of line

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videoOak Island, just like many towns and cities, is trying to balance its budget. One idea proposed by town council is a 2.5-cent property tax increase, but this proposal doesn't fly with the mayor. Full story...
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Teen shot at West Bladen HS is back in hospital, and facing charges

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video The teen shot at West Bladen High School last week is now charged in connection to the shooting. Full story...
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