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Brunswick County to remain in Myrtle Beach metro area

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video Appeals from local officials failed to persuade federal agencies that Brunswick County is tied more closely to Wilmington than to Myrtle Beach. Full story...
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Carolina Beach finds its new town manager

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videoThe Carolina Beach Town Council, at its meeting Tuesday, tapped Michael Cramer, a city manager in Michigan, as its new town manager. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council may spend $30,000 more to light downtown fountain

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About six months after the lighting around Wilmington's Kenan Memorial Fountain was changed, city leaders still aren't happy with the results. Full story...
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Wilmington & New Hanover Co. may pay half million in incentives to Live Oak Bank

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Wilmington and New Hanover County officials are considering ponying up $575,000 worth of incentives for Live Oak Bank. Full story...
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Convicted ex-lawmaker Wright on track for early prison release

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Former Wilmington lawmaker Thomas Wright is expected to only serve his minimum prison sentence because of his participation in work programs, according to the Department of Public Safety. Full story...
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Leland officer suspended for arresting video-recording teen

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A Leland Police Department officer was suspended for 28 days without pay after arresting a teenager who was video-recording another arrest. Full story...
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Port City Foodies: New eats in northern New Hanover Co., Southport

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videoThe weekend is almost here. A time many people like to eat out. Paul Stephen of the Port City Foodies blog on StarNewsOnline.com talks about changes in the local restaurant scene. Full story...
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Lindsay Lohan filming in Wilmington

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videoWhen Lindsay Lohan posted a photo of herself to Instagram earlier this week, she said she was so grateful to be back at work. And she's doing that work right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Timeline set for Berger's appeal

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videoAn official timeline has been set for the rest of former New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's appeal. Berger was removed from the county board May 20 following an amotion hearing and the ousted commissioner filed an appeal of the decision with the New Hanover County Superior Court in mid-June. Full story...
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Chuck Carree, longtime sports writer, to retire

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videoAn era ends Saturday night, both at the StarNews and in Southeastern North Carolina sports. Sportswriter Chuck Carree will head off to cover a Wilmington Hammerheads soccer game at Legion Stadium. He'll file his story, probably well ahead of deadline as usual. Full story...
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StarNews: Former commissioner Berger wanted $60,000 to resign

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Everyone has a price and, after some cajoling, former New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger came up with his: somewhere around $60,000. Full story...
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Trial to start in hospital shooting death

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Opening statements are set to begin Wednesday afternoon in the murder trial of a Chadbourn man accused of gunning down his estranged wife in the parking lot of a Whiteville hospital in August 2011. Full story...
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Brunswick commissioners approve pay raises for county employees

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Brunswick County’s 900 employees will receive a long-awaited pay raise, as the board of commissioners on Monday approved an across-the-board raise for the next fiscal year. Every employee will receive a raise of at least 3 percent. Full story...
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Dead or injured pelicans found again

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Wildlife rescuers are finding more dead or injured pelicans in recent days, deepening a years-old mystery of who is harming the federally-protected animals. Full story...
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Man sentenced to at least 12 years in fatal crash

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An Atkinson man pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in a fatal October rollover accident police say happened when he grabbed the steering wheel during a domestic dispute as his girlfriend was driving. Full story...
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