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Lunchtime shooting near Houston Moore complex

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videoPolice are on the scene of a report of a man shot several times in the area of 12th and Greenfield streets, according to law enforcement officials. The shooting occurred at 12:16 p.m., and the victim has been taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, according to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department. Full story...
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WHA: Two records requests will cost more than $125,000

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videoThe Wilmington Housing Authority says two recent public records requests will cost the authority more than $125,000. As a result, the agency is asking for more specific requests. Full story...
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Zaxby's reopening; Checkers coming to Walmart; Cook-Out in the junction?

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videoPaul Stephen from the StarNews has his weekly restaurant round-up. Full story...
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Berger consulting with John Edwards' new law firm

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger recently met with lawyers at the Edwards Kirby Law Firm, which has offices in Washington, D.C., and Raleigh. Edwards Kirby was founded in November by former presidential candidate and U.S. Senator John Edwards, who is perhaps best known for the sex scandal that derailed his political career. Full story...
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Assisted living facility fined $64,500

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Shallotte Assisted Living has been fined $64,500 by the state for failing to protect residents from mental and physical abuse, and for failing to maintain rules about controlled substances and personal care and supervision. Full story...
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Coudriet: County vacation policy is a guideline

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videoThe StarNews reported this weekend that New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet is intentionally violating the county's personnel policy to fatten the compensation of several top department managers. This morning we went to the County Commission meeting to see what Coudriet and commissioners had to say. Full story...
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City of Wilmington will spend $50,000 or more to light Kenan Fountain

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videoThe Wilmington City Council directed staff members Monday to hire Musco Lighting of Iowa to change the lighting around the Kenan Memorial Fountain. The company will charge between $50,000 and $60,000 to upgrade the lighting. Full story...
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Philly Cheesesteaks coming to Downtown Wilmington

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Philly transplants should soon find respite in a sandwich shop planned for the recently vacated space at 204 Princess St. Port City Cheese Steak Company, a new restaurant from the same ownership team behind the New Orleans-themed Bourbon St. just around the corner at 35 N. Front St., is shooting for an early December opening, partner Kevin Corbett said. Full story...
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Man killed in shootout jailed earlier this year

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videoOne of the two men killed in a shootout with police late Friday was arrested earlier this year in a Navassa home invasion, according to Brunswick County court records. Full story...
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Area historic sites to get money for repairs, improvements

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State historical attractions in the coastal area are slated to receive thousands of dollars in repair and renovation funds under a statewide capital improvement campaign that has been on hold for several years due to the recession. Full story...
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GANG VIOLENCE FLASHBACK: Growth in criminal gangs worries law enforcement (2010 StarNews article)

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An emerging gang problem over the last five years has prompted local authorities to refocus efforts on gang prevention, helping at-risk youth avoid the pitfalls of criminal activity in an attempt to choke off sources of gang recruitment, said Assistant District Attorney Jon David. Full story...
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Ben Steelman's take on the 'Back Door Kitchen Tour'

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- Some of the most modern kitchens in Wilmington, oddly enough, are tucked into downtown's Historic District. Nine of these kitchens will be open to the public on Oct. 12 for the Residents of Old Wilmington's eighth annual Back Door Kitchen Tour. None of this year's kitchens has been on the tour before. Full story...
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Music of Mozart, Words of Einstein

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The 2013-14 Chamber Music Wilmington (CMW) season should banish any conventional ideas you may harbor about small-ensemble classical music. The season opener on Sunday at UNCW's Beckwith Recital Hall is a program titled "Einstein: Speaking of Mozart." Full story...
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Jones' Fish Camp closes

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Jones’ Fish Camp, which had been serving old-timey staples alongside Calabash-style seafood at 7770 Market St. since late 2009, locked the doors for good late last week. Full story...
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Court: Berger will have to pay own fees, court costs

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger will be responsible for paying his own attorney fees and court costs, the N.C. Superior Court ruled Wednesday. Full story...
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