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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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Balancing budget puts commissioners on edge

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County staff proposed cuts and a 1.6-cent property tax increase to balance the budget. But commissioners asked them to come back with a new budget with a property tax increase of only 1.3-cents. That 0.3 cent difference equals about $1 million more in cuts. Full story...
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Inside Wilmington's budget

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video Property taxes alone won't be enough to balance the city's budget Full story...
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Teaching assistants left out of Pender budget

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There will be some noticeable absences when Pender County Schools start up next week. The school district does not yet have a finalized budget, but School Board Chair Tom Roper said TAs currently are not budgeted for. Full story...
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State budget goes back to drawing board

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House and Senate Democrats thought Tuesday was going to be an important day. They expected a vote on the state budget, but it turns out that plan quickly began to crumble. Governor Bev Perdue was apparently not happy with the deal the two Houses had made.

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NHC Board of Education to vote on proposed budget Tuesday

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The New Hanover County Board of Education will vote on its proposed budget Tuesday. Superintendent Al Lerch said this has been the most challenging budget process in his 25 years with county schools. Full story...
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Public hearing for Brunswick County proposed budget

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Brunswick County residents will get the chance to voice their concerns about the county's proposed budget. The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Monday night. Full story...
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City of Wilmington's proposed budget out for next year

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The City of Wilmington's proposed budget for next year is out. It is being touted as a bare bones proposition. Full story...
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