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Pender County News

Coastal counties object to proposed insurance hike

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Officials in North Carolina's coastal counties say their region is being unfairly targeted by a proposal to increase insurance rates on rental and second homes. Full story...
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Weather provides break from wildfires

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Cooler temperatures and higher humidity today gave firefighters a much needed break. Full story...
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High School Hoops: State Playoffs Round One

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video Except for one postponement round number one of the state playoffs is complete. Round number two is set for Wednesday night. Full story...
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State high school basketball playoff pairings released

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The state playoffs for high school basketball start Monday. The pairings are set. Let the excitement begin. Full story...
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High School Hoops: February 17th

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video Conference tournament action continued on Thursday all around the region in high school basketball. Click full story for Thursday's scores. Click play video in order to watch Thursday's special edition of the Full Court Press with John Rendleman and Brett Blizzard. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: UPS customers denied damage claims after failing to follow packing guidelines

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video Insurance offers peace of mind. But two UPS customers say they've had nothing but headaches ever since they filed insurance claims after their items were damaged during shipping. Instead of getting their money, they were denied. So they contacted our Troubleshooters for help. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DA talks about SBI investigation of Gore, former assistant

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An update to a story you saw FIRST ON 3 Monday night. District Attorney Jon David is speaking out about the former DA at the center of a SBI investigation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Pantano announces 2012 run

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video As WWAY reported FIRST ON 3 Monday afternoon, Ilario Pantano has announced a second run for Congress. The Republican made the announcement Monday morning during a radio appearance on WAAV. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Murder victim's boyfriend speaks out about suspect's suicide

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videoSean Delancey said Dwayne Moore's suicide is not much closure, but he says he will sleep soundly Friday night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Unlike New Hanover, other counties, city transparent with cell records

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videoTransparency is a word we hear a lot from politicians and elected officials, but does it hold true to its meaning when members of the media or the public need information? Full story...
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Area Republicans look to stop forced annexation

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videoFor years the City of Wilmington has used forced annexation as a way to grow. The city has plans to annex more land outside its borders, but bills in the legislature may get in the way. Full story...
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National Letter of Intent Day

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video Playing collegiate sports is a lifelong dream for some students. On Wednesday some dreams came true as student-athletes around the area put their "John Hancock" on national letters of intent. Full story...
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Road contracts include $6.4 million for Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender

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NC Department of Transportation Chief Operating Officer Jim Trogdon announced yesterday that 20 contracts totaling $159 million have been awarded for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina, including one project funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. Full story...
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IRS offers free help for qualifying taxpayers

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Taxpayers around the Wilmington region may want to take advantage of special Saturday hours scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at the Wilmington IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center located at 3340 Jaeckle Drive. Full story...
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Big production, movie's TV premiere could signal good things for Hollywood East

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videoWilmington has played host to more than 300 feature films, TV movies and mini series, beginning with "Firestarter" in 1983. Lately Hollywood East has been trying to revive itself, and a couple of locally-shot projects could show a trend in that direction. Full story...
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