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Pender County News

Charlotte Observer: Soles should resign immediately

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Charlotte Observer editorial: "Senator's maneuvers reflect rot in politics. Soles should resign now and N.C. Senate should kill his bills." Full story...
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Are you ready for Election Day?

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After months of campaigning, the big day has finally arrived. But are you ready for Election Day? Do you know where to vote? Do you know if you are even registered properly? Do you even know who you can vote for? Full story...
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Early voting down from 2008 primary

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Across the state, about 170,000 people voted early ahead of tomorrow's election. That's about a third the number who took advantage of one stop voting during the presidential primary two years ago. Full story...
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Government to hear your thoughts on offshore energy explorations

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The public meetings are part of a scoping process through which other Federal, State, and local governments as well as any interested parties have the opportunity to assist MMS in determining the significant issues and alternatives for analysis in the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. Full story...
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NC court rejects appeal of coastal insurance jump

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video A North Carolina appeals court is rejecting a bid to freeze or even reverse homeowners' insurance premiums that soared by nearly 30 percent on the coast while falling in a third of the state's counties farthest from the shore. Full story...
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Appeals Court hears insurance hike challenges

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Surf City and Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties are part of the lawsuits challenging a homeowners insurance increase along the coast approved in 2008. The increase meant as much as a 30-percent rate jump for some coastal homeowners. Full story...
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Heavy rain leads to shellfishing restrictions

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As is often the problem when heavy rains strike our area, we have some shellfishing restrictions to pass along. Full story...
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Cape Fear Commutes to present transportation plan

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If you've ever complained about traffic or a type of traffic pattern in the Cape Fear region, then Cape Fear Commutes wants to hear from you. Full story...
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Scammer who targeted NC vacationers sentenced

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The lure of our area as a vacation destination has earned an Arizona man five years in federal prison. Full story...
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East Regional basketball games postponed

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The weather is impacting the state high school basketball playoffs. Full story...
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Redwine announces Senate run

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Former State Rep. David Redwine announced late last night he will run for the State Senate seat held by R.C. Soles.

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Unemployment rises again in Wilmington area

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The unemployment rate is up again in our five-county metropolitan area. It moved form 10.2 percent in November to 10.6 percent in December according to the Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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Insurance company drops coverage for coastal mobile homes

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videoState Farm is cancelling more of its customers' polcies. It's no longer going to cover some mobile homes in the area. Full story...
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Boseman leads group of politicians seeking new offices

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We now know what Julia Boseman plans to do after she leaves the State Senate. The New Hanover County Democrat tells us she wants to run for district court judge. Full story...
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Second Republican enters State Senate race

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Bill Rabon will have to compete with Pender County native Bettie Fennell for the Republican nomination. Full story...
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