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College cost for N.C. residents likely to increase

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videoThe cost for North Carolina residents to continue their education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will likely increase in both 2015-16 and 2016-17. Full story...
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Report says captain 'daydreaming' when ferry ran aground

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videoThe captain of a Bald Head Island ferry likely was daydreaming at 9:15 a.m. Dec. 17 when the boat ran aground in the Cape Fear River near Battery Island, injuring 13 passengers and one crew member, according to a U.S. Coast Guard Report of Investigation. Full story...
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Sexual assault reports are up at UNCW

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videoIn a recent release from UNCW, reports of sexual assault on campus are up. The numbers of reported occurrences have tripled since 2012. Full story...
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StarNews files lawsuit against Charter Day Schools Inc.

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videoThe StarNews Thursday filed a lawsuit against Charter Day School Inc. alleging that the school group is not following the state's public records law. Full story...
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Sea turtle nest count drops in North Carolina

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videoThe number of sea turtle nests along the North Carolina coast has dropped sharply after four years of increases. The StarNews reports that the number of turtle nests fell 58 percent this year, compared with 2013. Matthew Godfrey with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission said the numbers this year are about 30 percent below average. Full story...
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Man exonerated by DNA after 30 years in prison to live in Bolivia

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videoOne of two men released from prison Wednesday after serving 30 years for a child murder they didn't commit will live with his family in Bolivia. Full story...
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Penalty for removing Venus flytraps could increase

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The Venus flytrap gets added protection in a bill passed by the N.C. General Assembly. Full story...
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Potentially toxic algae found in Cape Fear River

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A potentially toxic blue-green algae that caused the shutdown of the public water system in Toledo, Ohio, has been found in the Cape Fear River at Lock and Dam No. 1, near the water intakes for the Brunswick and New Hanover counties' water systems. Full story...
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Charter school company delays response to records request

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Charter Day School Inc. said Monday it needs more time "to determine the scope of response required" to requests from the StarNews for public information. The nonprofit, which oversees four charter schools in Southeastern North Carolina, had previously agreed to respond to the StarNews' requests on or before Monday, July 28. Full story...
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Funeral services set for Wilmington's 'Troll Lady'

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videoFuneral services are planned July 19 for Minna Kuuskoski, a Wilmington storyteller, artist and puppeteer who was beloved as the Troll Lady. Full story...
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