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Budget Cuts

CFCC students react to Wave Transit route cuts

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video Wave Transit held the first of two public hearings Wednesday on service reductions here in the Port City. Wave wants to eliminate 3 routes including one that runs through the heart of downtown. Full story...
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Obama signs order to begin spending cuts

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videoPresident Barack Obama has signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts, officially enacting across-the-board reductions that he opposed but failed to avert. Full story...
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Perdue, defense firms warn of $1 trillion in cuts

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The building drumbeat of companies seeking to protect their Pentagon revenues is building at a North Carolina event opposing more than $1 trillion in budget cuts slashing both domestic and defense programs. Full story...
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NC business groups warn of pending US budget cuts

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Federal budget cuts that will slash spending for schools, transportation and health programs is drawing attention from North Carolina businesses with defense contracts. Full story...
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Fort Bragg losing about 430 civilian positions

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Fort Bragg is losing about 430 civilian positions because of federal budget cuts. Full story...
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NHCS Board to to get rid of more than 200 positions

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The New Hanover County School Board has to get rid of more than 200 positions Full story...
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Pentagon anticipates $78 billion in budget cuts

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates will cut $78 billion from the Pentagon budget in the next five years, money that will come from shrinking the military's ground force, increasing health care premiums for troops and other potentially unpopular cost-saving measures. Full story...
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City Council looks at $5.7 million shortfall

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video The city of Wilmington now has a $5.7 million budget shortfall. Today, Council members discussed ways to fix the hefty shortfall, from cutting jobs to raising property taxes. Full story...
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Commission candidate has idea to balance county budget

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video A candidate for New Hanover County Commission says he has a way to balance the county's sagging budget. We want nothing more than to be fair. We welcome any County Commission candidate to send their budget ideas to us at newsroom@wwaytv3.com, and we'll share them with voters in the coming weeks. Full story...
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Budget slashing the focus of Brunswick County School Board meeting

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videoTuesday night was a busy one for local school boards. The meeting in Brunswick County turned out to be a sea of red brought on by a budget backlash.

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Congressman McIntyre talks health care, budget cuts, and stimulus money

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videoWhen Congress returns to Washington in a couple of weeks, it will likely be consumed by the debate on health care reform. But there are other important issues to be discussed in Washington that will have an impact on things here at home. Full story...
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NHC school budget cuts stop short on transportation

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New Hanover County schools' budget cuts for next year include putting the brakes on some transportation options. The school board adopted the budget for the 2009-2010 school year. It reduces the transportation budget by more than $800,000. Full story...
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Hospice patients and caregivers face budget cuts

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videoHospice caregivers across the country are concerned. The vast majority of hospice patients are Medicare recipients, and the Medicare program is facing budget cuts. The non-profit is going to the White House to make sure it still has the funds it needs to provide quality care. Full story...
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Dark days may be ahead for Pender County schools

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videoUntil area school districts get some answers from the state on possible budget cuts, administrators are preparing for the worst. That is just what they did in Pender County Monday night. Full story...
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Pender County prepares for possible budget cuts

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School leaders in Pender County have been working on a budget plan, preparing the county for an 11 percent reduction in state funding. Full story...
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