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Brunswick County budget holds line on tax rate

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As expected, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved its 2013-14 fiscal year budget Monday night. Full story...
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New Hanover County budget puts Wave routes at risk

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videoThe New Hanover County Historic Courthouse was standing-room-only during the New Hanover County Commissioners meeting Monday night. Representatives from groups requesting alterations in the 2013- 2014 fiscal year’s proposed budget filled the room, attempting convince the Board to make room in the county’s budget for their cause. Full story...
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Law enforcement backs NC attorney general on SBI

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North Carolina's Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper is opposing a state Senate budget provision that moves much of an investigative unit from his department to one headed by an appointee of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Property tax to stay flat in Wilmington budget plan

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videoWilmington residents should expect not to pay more in property taxes next year. At Monday night's City Council meeting, leaders discussed Wilmington's recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. Full story...
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CFCC streamlines under first-year president, pressure from Raleigh

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video Cape Fear Community College has already gone through many changes under the leadership of first-year president Ted Spring. Some of those changes have been by choice. Some have been forced upon the school from Raleigh. Full story...
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Firefighter pay increase discussed at retreat

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video From battling dangerous flames to rescuing car crash victims, Wilmington’s firefighters provide a valuable service to our community. Full story...
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McCrory's budget plan draws mixed reviews during Wilmington visit

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videoGov. Pat McCrory today made his first trip to the Port City since taking office in January. His visit comes one day after he announced his budget plan for the next two years, which CFCC says will take a bite out of a signature program. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory discusses jobs in our area, budget plan

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videoGov. Pat McCrory made his first visit to Wilmington since taking office. He discussed job development in the region and the budget plan he announced yesterday, including how it would impact the Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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McCrory stresses reserves in 1st NC budget plan

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videoGov. Pat McCrory's first two-year budget proposal for North Caroilna state government is heavy on setting aside money for emergencies, building repairs and Medicaid and light on creating new programs. Full story...
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Budget, economy, crime hot topics in State of the City address

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video Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo admits that the issues and challenges facing his city are many, but despite those issues Saffo says that progress is being made on multiple fronts. Full story...
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New Hanover Commissioners cancel Feb. 4 meeting

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A lack of agenda items has led New Hanover County Commissioners to cancel their next regular meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 4. That means the commissioners' Agenda Review meeting scheduled for Thursdayis also canceled. Full story...
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McIntyre supports 'balanced budget' plan

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video Rep. Mike McIntyre says he wants the country to stop spending money it does not have. He has co-sponsored the Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution. The amendment would require the federal government spend no more than it takes in. Full story...
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Today's headlines from 'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice'

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video Get the inside scoop on hot issues in Pender County before others get the story from the paper. Full story...
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'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice' Headlines

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video Get the inside scoop on the stories people are talking about in Pender County. Full story...
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NC schools' Atkinson testifies to Congress on cuts

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North Carolina's elected public schools cheerleader is on Capitol Hill describing the effect on education if Congress fails to restructure broad budget cuts coming at the end of the year. Full story...
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