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Renters swamped with flooding issues

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videoThe Campus Walk Apartments’ drains were still clogged with debris from Monday's rain on Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, many residents are trying to mop up the damage the floods left behind. Full story...
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Fire destroys Hampstead doctor's office

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videoA Hampstead doctor is looking toward the future after his family practice was destroyed by fire over the weekend. Doctor Shyam Garg had patient records on paper and on the computer, many of which were lost in the fire. Full story...
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Birds of a different feather flock together

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videoOur region is home to many species of birds, many of which choose to nest on an island off the lower Cape Fear River. Thousands of birds flock to Ferry Slip Island to nest, and nurture their young. Full story...
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Redistricting New Hanover County middle schools

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New Hanover County School Board members once again have redistricting on the mind. Holly Shelter Middle School is being built in the northern part of the county, and about 2,400 students will have to be moved around.

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Ocean Island Beach holds fundraiser for turtles

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The Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol held a fundraiser on Wednesday at the community center. There was a silent auction, educational programs, even a meet and greet with April the sea turtle. Full story...
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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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