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Wilmington insurance agent charged with embezzlement

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videoAn investigation by state regulators landed a Wilmington insurance agent in jail. Full story...
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Owner accused of trying to torch building for insurance money

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videoA Wilmington building owner is accused of trying to destroy his building in order to receive money from an insurance claim. Full story...
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Insurance commissioner rejects industry request to raise homeowner's rates

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video Homeowners in southeastern North Carolina should expect lower insurance rates starting next summer. It comes after North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin rejected the insurance industry's request to raise homeowner's insurance rates by an average of about 25 percent. Full story...
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Regulators hear arguments in insurance rate hike

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videoA 35% increase to homeowner's insurance -- that's what some coastal communities could face if proposed new insurance rates pass. Full story...
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Wilmington couple charged with lying about being hit by car

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videoA Wilmington man and woman have been arrested for insurance fraud after allegedly lying about their involvement in a traffic crash, the NC Department of Insurance says. Full story...
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Insurance commissioner ready for rate hike hearing next month

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videoNorth Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin was in town today for a town hall style meeting to let folks discuss issues with the state's housing market. We asked Goodwin about the upcoming hearing for the insurance industry's request to raise homeowner's rates in North Carolina an average of 25 percent and much more in many coastal communities. Full story...
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Wilmington couple charged with arson, insurance fraud

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A Wilmington couple has been charged with arson and insurance fraud after a May fire at their home. Full story...
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Hearing on proposed insurance rate increase delayed until October

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videoA hearing scheduled for next month on the insurance industry's request to raise homeowners rates in North Carolina has been delayed until the fall. Full story...
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August hearing set for insurance rate change request

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video Homeowners and insurers will have to wait until hurricane season for a hearing on a proposed change in home insurance rates that would send rates up an average of 25 percent across the state. Full story...
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NC auto insurance rates to hold steady for another year

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While North Carolina's home insurers are asking for consumers to pay more for insurance, auto insurers have gone another year holding steady. Full story...
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