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City considering setting aside $100,000 for legal expenses tied to hotel deal

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On Tuesday, the Wilmington City Council will consider setting aside $100,000 for legal expenses related to the planned hotel next to the convention center. Full story...
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StarNews: New ABC series to shoot locally

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videoA new ABC drama will film in the Cape Fear region this spring, which will be a busy time for local television crews. Full story...
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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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