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City gets hybrid cars

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The city of Wilmington is going green on the road. The city purchased the first of seven new Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid cars for its fleet. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority drops three top employees

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videoThe Wilmington Housing Authority Board of Directors is cleaning house. Tuesday night the WHA voted to fire the agency's three top employees. According to one of the Housing Authority commissioners people living in the 1,500 rental units managed by the group will not be affected by the changes. Full story...
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New Hanover County commissioners discuss land transfer tax

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Could the land transfer tax end up on a ballot in New Hanover County? Full story...
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Senate confirms new attorney general

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The United States has a new attorney general Friday morning. The Senate confirmed Michael Mukasey late last Thursday. He takes over the justice department from Alberto Gonzales. Full story...
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GOP punishes 5 early voting states by stripping half their delegates

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The Republican Party has decided to punish five states including South Carolina for scheduling early primaries. Full story...
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Two Wilmington City Council seats up for grabs

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It's a short ballot in Wilmington. There are just two City Council seats up for grabs. Full story...
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New Hanover County Commissioners to vote on sewer treatment facility

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New Hanover County commissioners meet Monday night to vote on building a new sewer treatment facility on Highway 421. Full story...
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Pelosi demands resignation of CPSC chief

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for the resignation of the head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Nancy Nord. Full story...
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Bush criticizes Congress for slow progress on spending bills

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President Bush is criticizing the Democratic-led Congress for a stalemate in Washington. Full story...
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N.C. Board schedules hearing on Black's optometry license

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The State Board of Optometry has scheduled a hearing to consider disciplinary action against optometrist and former House Speaker Jim Black. Full story...
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Dole, McIntyre weigh in on SCHIP bill

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While here Sen. Dole weighed in on the SCHIP bill. She said while she wants to reauthorize it and supports expanding funding for the program, she says the bill hurts North Carolina in its current form because the source of the funding comes from a heavy tobacco tax. Full story...
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Wright won't be reappointed to committees

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Wilmington lawmaker Rep. Thomas Wright has lost his chance for reappointment to five different committees on which he had previously served. Full story...
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Marine-based research group needs funding

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A marine-based research group in Wilmington may not be around much longer if it doesn't get the state funding it needs. Full story...
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Pender County election to be double expected cost

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Thanks to a few new items on the ballot, the upcoming election in Pender County is going to cost about twice as much as expected. Full story...
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New Hanover County assistant county manager retiring to become minister

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videoAfter 35 years of public service New Hanover County's assistant county manager is stepping down. Pat Melvin has spent her entire adult life serving in the New Hanover County government. Full story...
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