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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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STARNEWS Reports: Lawsuit calls New Hanover County Commission's voting into question

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A court case could throw some decisions by New Hanover County commissioners into question. A Wilmington development company is challenging the denial of its special-use permit for a project in Porters Neck. 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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Taking a look at the disappearance of two local fishermen; a 25 year-old unsolved mystery

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videoIn a special report the Star News is taking a deeper look into a Carolina Beach disappearance that happened 25 years ago. Two men left to go fishing one morning in Carolina beach and never returned. 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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Publix searches for Wilmington store sites

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videoPublix, a Florida-based supermarket chain, is looking for sites to build a store in the Port City area, said Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo on Thursday. Full story...
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Attorney representing teen in use-of-force case wants access to video of incident

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A Wilmington civil rights attorney is representing a 16-year-old at the center of an incident that has a Wilmington Police Department corporal on leave, and she's asking for immediate access to any video showing what occurred. Full story...
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STARNEWS Reports: New Hanover jury convicts man of first-degree murder in 2013 slaying

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A New Hanover County man was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder, premeditated murder and felony murder in the April 2013 death of Gilbert Lee McClammy Jr. Shannon Jerome Mitchell. Full story...
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STARNEWS Reports: Crash kills 1, hurts 2; N.C. 133 reopened in Brunswick County

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videoOne person was killed in a crash Monday afternoon on River Road between the Olde Brunswick General Store and Orton Road. In addition to the fatality, two other people were injured, Garner said. One was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington and another was taken by ambulance. Full story...
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