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StarNews: New Hanover High teacher files grievance against principal

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video A teacher has filed a grievance to the New Hanover County Board of Education against New Hanover High School Principal Todd Finn, saying that she feels like she is working in an environment of "abuse and harassment." Full story...
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Navassa shooting leaves man with hip wound

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A shooting in Navassa left one man with a bullet wound to the hip. Brunswick County dispatch received a call around 6:30 Thursday that a person had been shot in the 500 block of Plum Street. Full story...
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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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