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"Gentleman's agreement" is sparking controversy in Brunswick County

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videoFor years, Brunswick County's five commissioners have been pocketing $50 a piece just for showing up to their official meetings. Taxpayers are not happy about it. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: A look at what the City of Wilmington spends on subscriptions and dues

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videoWe got a lot of feedback after our recent report about New Hanover County spending almost $200,000 of your money on dues and subscriptions. Tonight, we're shifting our focus to the City of Wilmington. Full story...
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Castle Hayne residents meet again to talk incorporation

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About a hundred people packed the meeting. They all wanted to know about incorporating Castle Hayne. They had plenty of questions. Full story...
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Local citizens group demands agencies' transparency

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A recent report issued by Moody's Economy.com lists the Wilmington, NC metro area as being number two on a list of only 22 national cities; and the only city in North Carolina, slated to head into a double dip recession... Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Perdue campaign fined $30k for flight reporting errors

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Gov. Beverly Perdue's campaign has been fined $30,000 by the North Carolina State Board of Elections for errors stemming from its failure to report more than 40 private air flight going back several years. Full story...
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Bladen County campaigning tactics questioned

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video You've probably seen sample ballots before being handed out by poll workers on election day, already filled out for the candidates they endorse. What you may not have known is that in some places, spots on those sample ballots are for sale to the highest bidder. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council passes annexation policy

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The Wilmington City Council effectively stripped away many limits to extending the city limits. Full story...
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Annexation issues at forefront of council meeting

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videoWilmington City Council is meeting Tuesday night. One of the hottest topics to be covered will be the annexation of areas outside city limits. Full story...
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Representative Dewey Hill in the hospital

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NC Representative Hill is a patient at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He came to the hospital on Friday with minor chest discomfort. He is scheduled to have corrective bypass surgery later this week. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority receives $13.0 million tax credit award

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138 Wilmington families will enjoy living in a newly renovated public housing community to be modernized with proceeds from a $13.0 million tax credit award. The tax credit award represents the maximum award allowed and the largest single tax credit grant awarded in North Carolina this year. Full story...
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Watchdog claims CFPUA overstepped its authority. What do you think?

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"The 8pm alert (Friday) threatened customers with police enforcement for violation of their mandatory water restrictions. Problem is, the CFPUA is claiming police powers they don’t have..." Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners approve sales tax hike

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video More than two months after New Hanover County residents voted yes to a sales tax referendum, County Commissioners met this morning to to make it official. The sales tax will go into effect October 1.
Plus, read the letter Justin LaNasa sent to Jason Thompson demanding commissioners cease and desist... Full story...
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New Hanover Commissioners won't wait long on sales tax increase

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The county Board of Elections will meet July 16 at 8 a.m. at the Government Center to certify the vote. Commissioners have scheduled a public hearing on the quarter-cent increase at the same time in the same room. Full story...
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State wants to regulate drink choices at daycares

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video State lawmakers have their hands full this week coming up with a new budget. And as if that weren't enough, the House also approved a bill that legislates how much juice and milk kids can get in private daycares. 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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