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StarNews: UNCW fee increase will add $1.2 million to athletic budget

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The UNCW athletic department will receive a much-needed financial boost in the 2013-14 academic year. Earlier this month, the UNC Board of Governors approved an athletics fee increase that will funnel an additional $1.2 million into the UNCW athletic budget. Full story...
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StarNews publisher will also oversee Jacksonville newspaper

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Bob Gruber, publisher of StarNews Media, will now also oversee the Jacksonville Daily News, JDNews.com and other publications produced by Jacksonville. The StarNews and the Daily News are both owned by Halifax Media Group. Full story...
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StarNews: New Hanover ABC board seeks pay increase

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The New Hanover County Alcohol Beverage Control Board is requesting a significant salary increase for its board members, proposing a doubling of the chairman's monthly compensation to $300 and a $100 increase – to $250 a month – for the board's four other members. Full story...
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StarNews: Woman's guilty plea ends sex-trafficking case

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videoAs the 18-year-old had sex with man after man - 34 in all over a four-day-period - Alexandrea Berte collected the money. Berte, 20, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal criminal charge in connection with her involvement in an interstate sex-trafficking scheme that set up makeshift brothels in Wilmington and Winston-Salem. The charge carries a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine, according to court documents. Full story...
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StarNews: State moves ahead on cold storage facility at port

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videoA new cold storage facility at the Port of Wilmington could help North Carolina catch up to its surrounding states while creating about 110 jobs. Full story...
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StarNews: New Hanover school board approves marine science academy

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videoTo Ashley High School teacher Sandra Cecelski, marine science is about more than "fish and whales and things." And with the creation of a new marine science-focused academy in New Hanover County Schools, she's going to help students dive into the subject. Full story...
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StarNews: 4 groups hope to open charter schools in Southeastern N.C. for 2014-15

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videoFour groups in Southeastern North Carolina say they want to open charter schools in the 2014-15 school year – a move that, if approved, would more than double the number of charter schools in the area. Full story...
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StarNews: Transportation panel backs next step on new bridge crossing

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Consideration of another Cape Fear River crossing is sputtering into gear, and on Wednesday the project was given a healthy shove by the region's Transportation Advisory Committee. Full story...
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StarNews: Pender shooting leads to wreck

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video A man who reportedly fired shots inside his Pender County house about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, was critically injured when he wrecked his motorcycle in an attempt to escape police , officials said. Full story...
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StarNews Preview: New members of New Hanover Commission will face challenges

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video As you get ready to cast your votes for New Hanover County Commission, you'll want a good understanding of what challenges they'll face if elected. Good Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs sat down with Kevin Maurer from the StarNews to get the inside scoop before the story hits newsstands. Full story...
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STARNEWS SUNDAY PREVIEW: Burmese refugees part 2

Last month we told you about a StarNews story about Burmese refugees adjusting to life in Wilmington. This Sunday you can read more about the struggles and life-changing accomplishments two young girls and their father face as the girls begin life at a local school.

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Panetta: Navy SEAL writer should be punished

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video Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is suggesting some kind of punishment for the retired Navy SEAL who wrote a book about the Osama bin Laden military operation. Wilmington StarNews Editor Kevin Maurer co-authored the book "No Easy Day" with the SEAL. Full story...
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Longtime StarNews editor appointed to newsroom's top post

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A longtime StarNews editor has been appointed to the newsroom's top post. Pam Sander, the newspaper's digital/newsroom operations editor, was named executive editor Thursday. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Newspaper ads stir WASTEC controversy

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video Two full page ads in the Sunday edition of the StarNews are getting some special attention today. Full story...
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SEAL who wrote bin Laden raid book with StarNews editor identified

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video The Navy SEAL who wrote about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden under a pseudonym is Matt Bissonnette, who retired from the Navy last summer. Bissonnette is from Virginia Beach, VA. He was first identified by Fox News. Full story...
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