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StarNews: Carolina Beach Town Council appoints 2 new members

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video The Carolina Beach Town Council Tuesday afternoon appointed Tom Bridges and Jody Smith as its two new members.This follows the council appointing existing member Bob Lewis as mayor last week. Full story...
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StarNews: New Hanover school board will consider $284M bond

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video A possible bond referendum for New Hanover County Schools got a price tag and projects Tuesday. Full story...
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Teen pleads in fatal wreck that killed her dad

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video A Robeson County teen pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in a fatal accident in June in which her father was killed. Full story...
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StarNews: Goolsby, Hamilton team up to battle sex trafficking

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video Two state lawmakers from Wilmington say they want to pass new laws to battle the problem of sex trafficking of minors in North Carolina and offer more treatment and less punishment to its young victims. Full story...
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Jones begins term, minus longtime post

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video Rep. Walter Jones soon will begin his first term representing parts of New Hanover and Pender counties in Congress, but he will no longer hold one of his important committee posts. Full story...
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Tunnel will be considered for new Cape Fear crossing

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video A meeting meant to kickstart the building of another crossing of the Cape Fear River between Brunswick County and Wilmington put the option of a tunnel on the table while showcasing local officials’ wariness of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Full story...
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Melissa Gott registers, votes in New Hanover Co.

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Melissa Gott, whose ascent in New Hanover County politics abruptly collapsed under skepticism about whether she owned a permanent residence there, re-registered to vote in the county last week only days after the Board of Elections purged her from the voting rolls. Full story...
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Drowning victim under influence of alcohol and cocaine

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A prominent New York City investor who drowned in a car after attending a party on Figure Eight Island earlier this year was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at the time of his death, a state medical examiner concluded in findings released Tuesday. Full story...
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Redistricting might confuse some voters

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Tens of thousands of voters in New Hanover and Pender counties may be surprised when they see their ballots this year and find that they no longer reside in the 7th Congressional District, where Mike McIntyre, a Lumberton Democrat, has been the congressman for 16 years. Full story...
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CFPUA CEO gets raise, contract extension

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board Wednesday voted unanimously to extend CEO Matt Jordan’s contract, a document that included a roughly 3.73-percent pay raise. Full story...
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Convention Center parking jam leads to review

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The Wilmington Convention Center’s management is proposing parking changes following a recent bottleneck that delayed hundreds trying to exit the parking garage. Full story...
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Stanley Rehder, "The Flytrap Man," dies at 90

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Well into his 80s, Stanley Rehder cruised around Wilmington in a Jeep with the personalized license plate "FLYTRAP." For many in the Cape Fear area, Rehder was "The Flytrap Man," a jovial spokesman and advocate for the region's carnivorous plants. Full story...
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R.C. Soles Jr. to be honored by Brunswick Co. Dems

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Former state Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. will be honored Thursday by the Brunswick County Democratic Party, according to a press release from Ouida Hewett. Full story...
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Insurance company ordered to pay in '09 OIB parasailing deaths

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A time line to complete a $100,000 insurance payment was set Thursday in the case of a 2009 parasailing accident that left two women dead in Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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Belton murder trial ends in mistrial

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A New Hanover County Superior Court judge on Thursday declared a mistrial in the first-degree murder trial of Davis Ray Belton after the jury failed to reached a unanimous verdict, according to an official at the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office. Full story...
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