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Pender County News

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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Governor's panel hosts meeting on offshore energy tonight

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If you have an opinion on offshore energy, Gov. Bev Perdue's Scientific Advisory Panel wants to hear it. The panel is holding a public forum tonight at 5:30 at the Hilton Riverside on Water Street in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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School districts announce makeup days

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video This week's winter weather gave students in our viewing area a nice break from school, but now it's time to make the snow days up. Full story...
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Coastal NC home sales perk up

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Wilmington area home sales – those in New Hanover, Pender and northern Brunswick counties, totaled 4,540 in 2010 compared to 4,361 in 2009 - reports the Triangle Business Journal. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Conditions improving as sunshine returns

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Road conditions will continue to improve as sunshine warms road temperatures throughout the region.

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Four County EMC monitoring forecasts, preparing for winter storm

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Four County EMC employees are on standby and ready to restore power as quickly as possible if outages should occur as a result of the winter storm. Because crews are located in the communities they serve, restoration crews are always on-site and can begin work immediately. Full story...
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