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UPDATE: Murrayville Road cell tower meeting continued

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video Homeowners upset about a possible cell phone tower in their backyard took their concerns to the New Hanover County planning board Thursday night. T-Mobile's plan to build a 150 foot cell tower off of Murrayville Road brought out quite the crowd to Thursday's public hearing. Full story...
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NC orders Duke to redo coal ash monitoring plans

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videoNorth Carolina regulators have ordered Duke Energy to resubmit its proposal for assessing the extent of groundwater contamination leaking from 33 coal ash dumps across the state after deeming the company's current plans "inadequate." Full story...
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NCDOT recommends sponsoring highway clean-up

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A study by the N.C. Board of Transportation is suggesting sponsorship for highway litter removal and rest areas, as well as increasing certain fees as a means of easing the burden on taxpayer funds for services it provides. The recommendations were released on Wednesday after the NCDOT study which was directed by the N.C. General Assembly. Full story...
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'Major' retail shopping center coming to Brunswick County

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video Officials said a major retail shopping center could make its way into the county, with developers looking to make official plans in six to eight months. Full story...
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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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