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Council approves $10K for new lighting around Kenan Memorial Fountain

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videoCouncil members also came up with a safety plan for the Kenan Memorial Fountain. The council approved $10,000 for lighting to be installed around the structure. Several accidents have damaged the 90-year-old fountain at Market and Fifth Streets. Full story...
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Barfield reelected, two new members join New Hanover Commission

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videoThe New Hanover County Commission will soon have two new members after Tuesday's election. The three spots up for vote went to Republicans Beth Dawson, Woody White and Democratic incumbent Jonathan Barfield. Full story...
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NC energy panel meeting again in Raleigh

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Members of a panel directed by the Legislature to develop regulations that would allow for expanded North Carolina inland energy exploration are still developing their plan to complete their tasks. Full story...
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Rep. Hamilton, Harmati square off in WHQR political forum

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video From education to transportation to fracking, the NC House District 18 candidates took part in a WHQR Public Radio forum Thursday evening. Full story...
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Melissa Gott nominated by New Hanover Co. GOP to replace Ted Davis

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video New Hanover County may soon have a woman on the board of commissioners. That's if the county GOP has its way. Wednesday night, Melissa Gott was nominated by the party to replace former Commission Chair Ted Davis on the board. Full story...
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Historic Wilmington house temporarily saved from demolition

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video A historic house along Front Street may have been given a temporary reprieve from the wrecking ball, but the future is still uncertain for the condemned classic. Full story...
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North Topsail town manager resigns

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The town manager of North Topsail Beach submitted his resigation Wednesday. Steve Foster has worked for the town since 2010. Full story...
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Carolina Beach council approves funding for aquatic center

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video The Carolina Beach Town Council is diving in to a project to build a state of the art aquatics center. Full story...
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ILM to get federal funding for security improvements

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More than $900,000 in federal funds will go towards security enhancements at Wilmington International Airport. That's according to a news release from Congressman Mike McIntyre's office. Full story...
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Foxx, Perdue speaking to convention's on 1st day

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Gov. Beverly Perdue, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and some elementary school children are among the North Carolina voices taking center stage at the start of the Democratic National Convention. Full story...
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