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Wilmington Council says no to buying land along river
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:42am.

Wilmington City Council voted not to buy a plot of land along the Cape Fear River. City Council held a special meeting this afternoon to discuss wether to buy nearly eight acres of land known as the Sawmill Point Marina site.

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Some NC schools look for teachers, lose others
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/19/2011 - 10:38am.

Administrators are scrambling to hire teachers with the new school year less than a week away for most North Carolina students, even as budget-cutting forces layoffs of other workers.

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NC parents in limbo amid pre-kindergarten battle
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 3:23pm.

Thousands of North Carolina parents are wondering whether their 4-year-olds will attend taxpayer-paid pre-kindergarten this year despite a judge's ruling that all needy families should have access.

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Perdue order adds to NC pre-kindergarten battle
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 1:23pm.

Gov. Bev Perdue is stepping into a battle over North Carolina's efforts to prepare all 4-year-olds for school.

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NC Medicaid committee hears options for extra cuts
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 11:27am.

North Carolina's Medicaid agency is preparing to slash services and payments beyond the nearly $360 million cut that state budget writers ordered this year.

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Council candidates speak out about Padgett's spending
Submitted by Asha Dave on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 3:10pm.

video Elections for municipal offices are less than 100 days away, and candidates are working hard to get their names and viewpoints noticed. Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett is running for reelection, but she's making waves after being denied reimbursement for a trip she took to Washington, DC.

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Wilmington City Council member denied reimbursement for travel by audit committee
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 10:10pm.

video Wilmington City Council member Laura Padgett requested to be reimbursed about $700 for a trip she took to Washington D.C. in March, but the city’s audit committee denied her request. Now Padgett is saying she doesn't think the committee handled it properly.

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Hagan says failure to reach agreement on debt would be devastating
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Wed, 07/20/2011 - 7:57pm.

video WWAY spoke to Sen. Kay Hagan Wednesday via satellite. She said a bipartisan agreement on the debt ceiling is needed now.

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Judge orders pre-kindergarten services restored
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/18/2011 - 12:48pm.

A North Carolina judge says the General Assembly's budget cuts and changes to a pre-kindergarten program cheat poor children out of educational opportunities and should be stopped.

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Planned Parenthood sues NC budget
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 10:41am.

Planned Parenthood is going to federal court to fight the new North Carolina budget that cuts it off from receiving federal and state funds for family planning.

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