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State and city leaders meet, discuss revenue issues

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video Wilmington city leaders say they need money, and they're losing ways of generating revenue. That was the hot topic of discussion this morning with state legislators. Full story...
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Changing how to buy paper, lab supplies saves NC money

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Gov. Pat McCrory says North Carolina government is on track to save more than $30 million over three years just because it's changed how it buys things like office paper and laboratory supplies. Full story...
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Feds seek public input on coastal NC wind energy study

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The federal government is inviting the public to comment on an environmental assessment that supports wind energy development off North Carolina. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves repairs for Convention Center

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videoThe Wilmington City Council approved spending another $50,000 on the Convention Center. Full story...
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Obama delivers State of the Union address

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President Barack Obama says after years of war and recession, "The shadow of crisis has passed." Full story...
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Commissioners approve final $40M in bonds for CFCC

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Cape Fear Community College will get to spend the final $40 million of bond money voters approved several years ago after a long debate by the New Hanover County Commission today. Full story...
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New Hanover, Pender schools want control of calendar returned

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Two local school systems are lobbying state lawmakers to return the control of local school calendars to local boards of education – a movement backed by the N.C. School Boards Association and strongly opposed by the coastal tourism industry, which suffered when school systems began cutting summer short a decade ago. Full story...
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NC, SC House leaders join Republican group's advisory team

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Two of the highest ranking Republican politicians in the Carolinas are joining the advisory board of a conservative political group that recruits and trains GOP political candidates. Full story...
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'Sleepy Hollow' leaving for Atlanta if renewed

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Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden said if it's renewed for a third season, “Sleepy Hollow” will move production from Wilmington following the demise of the North Carolina film tax credit program. Full story...
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Council considers $92k for Convention Center, Muni

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video Wilmington City Council next week will consider spending more than $92,000 on the Convention Center and the newly-renovated Municipal Golf Course. Full story...
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