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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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History made as Perdue takes oath of office

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History was made in Raleigh on Saturday. Beverly Perdue took the oath of office, and is now our state's first female governor. Full story...
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Governor's candidates focused on state dropout rate

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North Carolina's major gubernatorial candidates are making reduction of the state's dropout rate a part of their campaign. Full story...
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Lottery gets tepid support among governor's candidates

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North Carolina's biggest lottery booster is less than a year away from leaving office. Full story...
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Moore files for governor's race, challenges Perdue to debate

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State Treasurer Richard Moore has officially entered the race for governor. Full story...
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County has plan for $10 million budget shortfall

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New Hanover County has come up with a way to make up for its part of the $10 million budget shortfall. Full story...
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County missing $7 million

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New Hanover County and Wilmington officials have discovered a major miscalculation in this year's property tax evaluation. Translation: the county is $7 million short. Full story...
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Congress dispute could delay tax returns

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A dispute in congress could mean delays in tax refunds for millions of taxpayers. Full story...
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