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Budget

New Hanover commissioners spending money to talk money

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video Economic issues are something New Hanover County commissioners have struggled a lot with lately. So why are they spending more than $35,000 to hire a professional facilitator to run a planning session to talk about their money problems? Full story...
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Pender County in good financial shape despite storm

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video Keeping you safe during the snowstorm and other weather events is not free. Counties have to pay for the equipment, materials, and of course the man power. Often times people don't stop and think what something may cost when they are in a time of need. The fact is that the emergency services used this past week cost money and can affect a county's budget. Full story...
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Detailed New Hanover budget available online

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The New Hanover County Budget Department has made details of the Fiscal Year 2010/2011 budget available on the Internet. Full story...
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NC lawmakers get grim news on school cut options

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North Carolina lawmakers facing hard budget decisions for a third year in a row have received potential spending cuts that include eliminating thousands of jobs, creating larger classes and offering fewer courses. Full story...
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City holds final budget education meeting

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Attendees will hear a presentation about the budget and will have the opportunity to discuss questions and concerns in small group discussions with city staff Full story...
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Wilmington uses online game to get budget feedback

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video Ever wish you could suggest how to spend city money or even take an axe to the budget? Now's your chance to start sharpening that axe. City leaders are working on Wilmington's next budget, and they want your input. Full story...
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Wilmington holds first budget education meeting tonight

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Wilmington residents have a chance tonight to learn about the city's budget in the first of three education meetings. City staff will make presentations about the budget and discuss questions and concerns. Full story...
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City budget passes, sweepstakes moritorium extended

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Wilmington city council passes its budget and extends its moratorium on sweepstakes cafes. Full story...
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Poor turnout for Brunswick budget hearing

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video The deadline for North Carolina Counties to finalize their budgets is quickly approaching. Even with funding questions due to the struggling economy, few people showed up to share their opinions at the Brunswick County public hearing. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: House budget cuts could mean UNCW tuition hike

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video Public schools and higher education in the Cape Fear Region are watching the state budget battle closely. While public schools fair better under the House's budget than what's being discussed in the Senate, the same can't be said for schools like UNCW. Full story...
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City council OK's budget for now

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By a vote of four to two, Wilmington City Council approved the next fiscal year's proposed budget. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders continue budget discussion

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video Mayor Bill Saffo says if the city continues making cuts, it's going to start cutting into the bone, which is public safety. City council member Laura Padgett suggested approving the increase and revisiting the budget in six months instead of 12. Full story...
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Budget battle continues in Oak Island

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video Dozens of Oak Island residents showed up to a special budget workshop today. Many of them hoped to get their frustrations out on how the town has been spending their money. Full story...
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Small turnout for big budget hearing

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Despite a large tax increase in Wilmington's budget proposal, few residents showed up to speak at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Full story...
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Recreation could be cut from unhealthiest county's budget

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Just three months after being named the unhealthiest county in the state, Columbus County may cut funds for recreational facilities. The proposed county budget will be unveiled tonight. Full story...
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