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NC health insurance sign-ups higher than predicted

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The Obama administration says North Carolina's marketplace for subsidized health insurance continues to enroll buyers for private coverage at a steady clip. Full story...
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Split NC education board OKs new testing levels

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A split North Carolina State Board of Education has agreed to change how students will be labeled based on standardized test scores in a move which means more students will be considered proficient in skills and courses. Full story...
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Three North Carolina child service offices to close

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Three regional North Carolina government offices designed to help the youngest children with developmental delays or mental or physical disabilities are closing, eliminating 170 state employee positions. Full story...
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Over half of NC households lack nest egg

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A nonprofit group says more than half of North Carolina households have little or no savings to cover emergencies or start building a better life. Full story...
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Wilmington releases revised trash collection schedule

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The City of Wilmington will not provide trash pickup service on Thursday, January 30, due to unsafe road conditions and safety concerns for employees. Full story...
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Municipal Golf Course work could cost up to $1 million

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videoIt was supposed to be a $700,000 project. But, the city's spokeswoman, Melissa Talbert, said it will now most likely cost more than $1 million to restore the greens and bunkers, plus do drainage and irrigation improvements because crews must make more repairs than originally thought. Full story...
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NC state workers, governor to remember King

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North Carolina state employees are gathering again in a downtown Raleigh church to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor a state worker for improving their community and race relations. Full story...
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Civil rights group to announce more NC protests

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Civil rights leaders are going to announce their plans for another round of protests over Republican policies in North Carolina. Full story...
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Council votes to overhaul funding for civic development partners

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video Wilmington City Council members say that economic development is key for the future of the city and now they want to make sure they’re doing all they can to get the most bang for the taxpayers buck. Full story...
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Entertainment tax forces commissioners to raise Airlie admission

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video It could cost you more to stop and smell the roses as a new entertainment tax goes into effect in the Tar Heel state. Full story...
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Belville moves forward after commissioner resigns

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video The Belville Board of Commissioners officially has an open seat, but four days after Charles Bost submitted his resignation his fellow commissioners still don’t know why he quit. Full story...
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Council salaries will go up with city workers' wages

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video Soon, the Wilmington City Council and the Mayor will get raises when city workers do. On Tuesday night, the council approved the new policy. Full story...
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Teachers speak out at school board meeting to discuss tenure changes

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videoSome North Carolina teachers will have to make the grade if they want an increase in pay and a four year contract. The state legislature is making changes, which includes eliminating tenure by 2018. Tonight, the New Hanover County School Board met to discuss those changes. Full story...
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