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Accidental shooting sends man to hospital

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An accidental shooting in Wilmington sent a young man to the hospital early Sunday morning, police officials said. Full story...
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Berger switches to Libertarian Party

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is no longer a member of the Republican Party. Berger submitted an application to the county Board of Elections Thursday afternoon to switch back to the Libertarian Party, according to county spokesperson Charles Smith. Full story...
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PGA Tour could bring Charlotte tournament to Wilmington

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video Golf courses have long been a draw for the area's tourism industry. Despite the popularity, the PGA Tour has not come to Wilmington since 1970. But that could soon change. Full story...
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Walmart plans to build store in Porters Neck area

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Walmart said Thursday that it plans to anchor Paramount Development Corp.'s proposed shopping center at 8107 Market St. in the Porters Neck area. Full story...
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New Hanover joins calls to reverse shift in Brunswick MSA

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New Hanover County joined with its neighboring counties and county seat Monday night in asking the federal government to reverse a recent change that designated Brunswick County as part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. Full story...
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HBO renews locally filmed 'Eastbound & Down'

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HBO’s “Eastbound and Down” opened offices on Monday at Wilmington’s EUE/Screen Gems Studios, so it looks like Southeastern North Carolina’s favorite foul-mouthed ball player will soon be back in the region. Full story...
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Commissioners vote to begin process to remove Berger from office

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"I'm not crazy" – New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's outraged declaration Monday night set the tone for a lengthy board discussion that ended with a formal move toward Berger's removal from elected office. Full story...
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New Hanover board considering background checks on volunteers

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Poke your head into the classrooms at Ogden Elementary School on any given day, and you’ll find them crawling with volunteers. But they don’t undergo a formal background check – something district officials in New Hanover County Schools want to change. Full story...
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Developer, philanthropist Bruce Cameron dies

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Developer and philanthropist Bruce Barclay Cameron Jr. died Wednesday in Wilmington, friends of the family confirmed. He was 95. Full story...
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City adopts resolution to reverse shift in Brunswick MSA

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The Wilmington City Council wants the federal government to reverse a recent change that designated Brunswick County as part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. commissioners OK resolution to rejoin Wilmington MSA

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Brunswick County wants back into the Wilmington metropolitan statistical area after commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Monday night requesting it be removed from the Myrtle Beach MSA. Full story...
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StarNews: County officials look into statewide bill as way to remove Berger from office

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video New Hanover County is almost out of options to remove Commissioner Brian Berger from office – primarily because Wednesday is the deadline for state legislators to file local bills. Full story...
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StarNews: Wilmington council discusses paying 'living wage' to city employees

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Wilmington's roughly 1,000 city workers that officials say are underpaid could soon see their salaries increase. City Council members spent a considerable amount of time discussing employee compensation during a Monday work session on next year's budget. Full story...
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Barfield has 'God's favor,' needs $500,000 to $1 million for campaign

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"I'm working with consultants in D.C. and they said I will need to raise $500,000 to $1 million. I think that's very realistic," Barfield said. "...The timing is right now and more important for me, I'm working in God's favor. I've had every indication that this campaign is in God's plan and I won't need as much money as others." Full story...
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NEW THIS MORNING: ILM to add direct flight to NYC

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Wilmington International Airport is adding a third nonstop flight to New York City, at least for the summer. Full story...
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