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Charlotte considers millions on Hornets arena

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The city of Charlotte is considering a plan to spend about $30 million to make improvements at Time Warner Cable Area, home of the NBA's Hornets. Staffers told Charlotte City Council on Monday the money would come from two hospitality taxes. City council is expected to take a first vote on the proposal at a meeting Sept. 8. Full story...
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I-77 toll lane construction to start in 2015

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State highway officials say construction of Interstate 77 toll lanes in the Charlotte area is scheduled to begin either next spring or summer, with new lanes slated to open in four years. The Charlotte Observer reports the proposed toll lanes will be built between Brookshire Freeway in Charlotte and Exit 36 in Mooresville. Full story...
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WWAY SURPRISE SQUAD perks up Pender shoppers

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videoOur Surprise Squad was out and about again today. This time, we're making the day of some unsuspecting people at the Hampstead Food Lion. Full story...
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NC Senate approves county sales tax changes

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The North Carolina Senate has approved a bill changing how counties impose sales taxes beyond what the state collects. The Senate voted Thursday to limit nearly all of the state's 100 counties to a local sales- and use-tax of 2.5 percent, including large urban counties that are currently allowed to raise the sales tax to 2.75 percent. Full story...
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Lottery winner from Horse Shoe is lucky twice

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Where else but the town of Horse Shoe would a person get lucky twice in the N.C. Education Lottery? Self-employed painter Ivan Gilbert is a two-time winner. He won $1 million this week in the $120 Million Cash scratch off game. In May 2012, Gilbert won $100,000 in the Super Lucky 7s game. Full story...
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SURPRISE SQUAD: Woman gets help from WWAY and co-workers

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videoThanks to a generous donation from Perry's Emporium, the Surprise Squad was in Bolivia Wednesday. WWAY helped out several people, surprising them by paying their water bills. When one employee couldn't pay her own water bill, the compassion of her co-workers came through. Full story...
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Bank of America lays off 540 in Charlotte division

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Bank of America is laying off 540 workers in a division that handles troubled mortgages. The Charlotte Observer reports that the cuts announced Wednesday amount to nearly two-thirds of the local workforce in the Legacy Asset Servicing division. Full story...
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Wilmington's Municipal Golf Course renovations a go

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videoWilmington City Council members vote to go forward with the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course restoration. They also decided it was best to do it all at once. So, crews will fix the greens, practice greens and fairway bunkers. Full story...
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McCrory, tax overhaul opponents differ on result

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Gov. Pat McCrory and other North Carolina conservative leaders remain convinced last year's tax overhaul law will result in more money in people's wallets and more jobs, even as critics insist most people will see higher taxes. McCrory used Tuesday's tax filing deadline to celebrate lower income and corporate income tax rates approved by the legislature. Full story...
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Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran talks real estate

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videoFamous for her real estate empire, and of course her role on Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran says Wilmington is a great place to buy a home right now. Full story...
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Cape Lookout generates $20 million for economy

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A report complied for the National Park Service finds that the Cape Lookout National Seashore on the North Carolina coast means more than $20 million for the local economy and supports about 300 jobs. The report said the seashore attracted about 480,000 visitors during 2012. Full story...
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Municipal Golf Course work could cost up to $1 million

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videoIt was supposed to be a $700,000 project. But, the city's spokeswoman, Melissa Talbert, said it will now most likely cost more than $1 million to restore the greens and bunkers, plus do drainage and irrigation improvements because crews must make more repairs than originally thought. Full story...
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Council salaries will go up with city workers' wages

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video Soon, the Wilmington City Council and the Mayor will get raises when city workers do. On Tuesday night, the council approved the new policy. Full story...
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New $100 bills arriving at Wilmington banks

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videoNew $100 bills have people doing a double take, but they are for real, and they're showing up at banks in Wilmington. Full story...
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NC State sells Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville for $150 million

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Trustees of NC State University's Endowment Fund have agreed to sell the 79,000-acre Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville to an Illinois-based agribusiness company for $150 million. Full story...
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