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Wilmington mosque one step closer to reality

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videoA vacant building on 16th and Rankin streets in Wilmington is one step closer to being turned into a new mosque. The property got conditional special use approval at a Wilmington planning commission meeting tonight. Full story...
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New fire stations plan moving forward

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videoThe planning continues for two new fire stations in Wilmington. The Wilmington City council listened to a presentation from the Wilmington Fire Chief Buddy Martinette on station reconfiguration Tuesday night. Full story...
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$55M Wilmington transportation bond heads to November ballot

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videoIt's now up to Wilmington voters to either pass or reject a transportation bond. At Tuesday night's meeting, the Wilmington City Council unanimously agreed to move forward with the $55 million bond and put it on the November ballot. Full story...
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Ashley High School leadership under fire

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videoThe level of dissatisfaction from teachers at Ashley High School in Wilmington is growing. We told you last week about the initial, dismal, results of those teacher satisfaction surveys. Tonight we've learned about a second survey sent out in response to the initial survey and what it shows us the school seems to be concerned about the initial survey results. Full story...
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NC House mini-budget returned to sender by Senate

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The North Carolina Senate ditched a House bill designed to accelerate the budget talks with a rare maneuver that could aggravate negotiations instead. Full story...
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State lawmaker says, "There's no value in" disclosing salaries with names

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videoOne North Carolina lawmaker doesn't want names attached to charter school salaries in the public record. The North Carolina House approved legislation that would block charter school to do that. Rep. Charles Jeter (R-Mecklenburg) sponsored the amendment in the charter school bill. Full story...
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Wilmington eyeing solution to flooding problem

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videoResidents in the Clear Run Creek area of Wilmington live with the problem of flooding every day. Wednesday, the City of Wilmington held a meeting to begin working to fix the problem. Full story...
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Bank of America lays off 540 in Charlotte division

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Bank of America is laying off 540 workers in a division that handles troubled mortgages. The Charlotte Observer reports that the cuts announced Wednesday amount to nearly two-thirds of the local workforce in the Legacy Asset Servicing division. Full story...
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Market St. going to 2 lanes?

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If you've ever driven down that narrow part of Market Street in Wilmington you know it may be a four lane road but it sure doesn’t feel like one. That may be changing though thanks in part to a group of concerned neighbors. Full story...
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VFW Commander-in-Chief speaks out on VA issues during Wilmington visit

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videoAs the investigation into what has happened at VA hospitals across the country continues, veterans in the Cape Fear are speaking out. At Wilmington VFW Post 2573 the Commander-in-Chief of the organization made a stop for dinner Thursday night, and the violations at VA hospitals were on his mind as well. Full story...
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