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SCAM ALERT: Fake Brunswick deputy calling citizens

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Deputies urge citizens in Brunswick County to not fall for a scam in the area. Full story...
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Faced with less federal money, leaders talk meal taxes

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videoAs federal funding for coastal communities declines, local leaders are working to figure out a way to make up for the lost money. One idea on the table - a meal tax on prepared foods and beverages. Full story...
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SCAM ALERT: Be wary of call claiming you can settle warrant with payment

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it has taken several reports lately about a phone scam trying to get people to pay off an outstanding warrant. Full story...
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Copper theft to blame for power outage affecting 22,000

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videoWilmington Police are investigating a copper theft that caused Monday night's power outage. About 22,000 customers were affected, officials said. Full story...
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Scammers target UNCW students, community

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video UNCW Police say scammers are targeting UNCW student by posing as Wilmington Police. Full story...
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City donates $45,000 worth of cars

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videoThe City of Wilmington is donating more than $45,000 worth of vehicles this year to non-profits and charities. In doing so, however, the city is losing money. Full story...
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Duke Energy will not bill customers for taxes

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Duke Energy says it will not charge customers for corporate income taxes that it does not have to pay. Full story...
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Regulators hear arguments in insurance rate hike

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videoA 35% increase to homeowner's insurance -- that's what some coastal communities could face if proposed new insurance rates pass. Full story...
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Gas prices under $3.00 spotted in Brunswick County

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video For the first time since 2010, gas prices are falling to below $3.00. Full story...
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MARINO ON MONEY: What to buy in October

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videoWith back to school season behind us, and the holidays still ahead, it might be a great time to find deals. Certified Financial Planner Ross Marino has tips on what to buy in October. Full story...
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Two months after announcing cuts, Dosher now hiring

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videoAfter announcing the layoffs of dozens of employees in late August, officials with Dosher Memorial Hospital said they have a new announcement -- they're hiring. Full story...
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AT&T launches U-verse in New Hanover County

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AT&T launched u-verse to portions of the county, including Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. AT&T says one of the advantages to u-verse is that they have internet, tv, and phone services working together. Full story...
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Wilmington restaurant affected by data breach

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videoA Wilmington location is one of more than 200 Jimmy John's restaurants affected by a data security breach, the company says. Full story...
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Insurance commissioner ready for rate hike hearing next month

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videoNorth Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin was in town today for a town hall style meeting to let folks discuss issues with the state's housing market. We asked Goodwin about the upcoming hearing for the insurance industry's request to raise homeowner's rates in North Carolina an average of 25 percent and much more in many coastal communities. Full story...
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Wilmington dad upset with new airline policy for unaccompanied minors

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videoA small change to a major airline's policy is causing some big problems for one Wilmington dad. The father of 13-year-old twins says he's been flying his kids from Wilmington to Detroit with a connection in Charlotte ever since he moved here in January. But he says a new airline policy now makes that trip impossible. Full story...
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