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Wilmington firefighters union writes open letter to city council regarding pay

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video It’s one of the most important public services a community can have, but the Wilmington Fire Department says their current pay rate is unsustainable and unacceptable. Full story...
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Castle Branch to bring headquarters, 420 jobs to Wilmington

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video After looking into opportunities in California and Canada, Castle Branch, which does background and drug screenings for employers, says Wilmington is the place it will continue to call home. Full story...
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Duke Energy won't be repaid $10 million for DNC

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Duke Energy will not be repaid a $10 million line of credit it guaranteed the city of Charlotte to host the Democratic National Convention last year. Full story...
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Local leaders advocate for offshore wind

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Senator Kay Hagan and Representatives David Price and Mike McIntyre have joined the call for offshore wind development in North Carolina. Full story...
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Town hall meeting focuses on sequester's effects

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video Concerned Veterans for America held a town hall meeting at the VFW in Wilmington to energize the community to speak out about the sequester. The main discussion today was how federal budget cuts would affect national security. Full story...
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Bill would add Bible study at NC public schools

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videoA new bill could allow students to study the Bible in North Carolina schools. No student would be required to take the class. It would be offered as an elective. Full story...
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Monkey Junction Annexation bill passes in Senate

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A bill that would keep people who live in Monkey Junction from having to pay six months of Wilmington taxes took its first step today. Full story...
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Vote on NC commissions bill reveals divisions

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House Republicans who want to clean out several key North Carolina regulatory commissions have revealed disagreements with Senate GOP counterparts and among members in their own caucus about how to do it. Full story...
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Former Southport manager to fill job temporarily

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The Southport Board of Aldermen hired Robert S. Gandy last night to serve as interim city manager. This is Gandy's second go-around as manager. Full story...
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Republican launches 2014 US Senate run in Wilmington

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We're still more than a year and a half away from the mid-term elections, but a challenger threw his hat in the ring to run for US Senate. Wilmington was the first stop on Greg Brannon's campaign tour this morning. The Tea Party conservative wants to unseat Democrat Kay Hagan. Full story...
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