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Largest ever voluntary annexation on the table

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While many residents in Monkey Junction fought involuntary annexation, the thought of being annexed actually appeals to some people. An area developer wants to be annexed by the city of Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington driver facing several charges after crashing into ambulance

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A Wilmington woman is behind bars tonight after running a stop sign, and crashing into an ambulance. According to police, Lashanna Fennell was driving across 14th Street, and failed to stop at the intersection of Wooster and 14th. She drove into the side of a Bladen County ambulance. Full story...
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Brunswick County budget proposal shrunk by over ten percent

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It looks like Brunswick County is planning on some serious belt tightening next year. Last night, County Manager Marty Lawing proposed a budget to county commissioners that is more than ten percent smaller than last year's. Full story...
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Expansion for Brunswick County Sheriff's Department

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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department has staked a claim in Calabash. The department opened a new sub-station in this southern corner of the county. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue won't say much about Easley controversy

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says she's closely watching the controversy surrounding Mary Easley's job at North Carolina State University but wouldn't say whether the former first lady should resign. Full story...
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Governor signs smoking ban into law

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The country's largest tobacco-producing state is going smoke free.

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NC tax refunds should be caught up soon

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North Carolina's tax office is getting its refund payments out on time again, a month after the filing deadline.

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Text messaging bill sailing through Senate

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A House bill to ban North Carolina motorists from writing text messages and e-mails while driving has had smooth sailing so far in the Senate. Full story...
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Higher gas prices have drivers shopping around

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video AAA says more drivers and higher fuel standards are responsible for the increase in summer gas prices, but don't expect the cost to come close to last year's record high.

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Stage Ten complete with indoor water tank

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videoIt's hoped that a new stage at Screen Gems will bring bigger and better movies to the Wilmington arena. It's called Stage Ten, and for special effects producers it's a dream come true. Full story...
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Cruise ship docks in Wilmington

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A visiting ship has cruised its way into the Port City and it’s bringing a welcome boost to the local economy. American Cruise Line's American Glory docked on Water Street in downtown Wilmington on Monday. Full story...
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Video games not just for couch potatoes

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videoThe Nintendo Wii has become a become a huge hit, and not just with your average teenager; grandma and grandpa are getting use out of it and a local rehabilitation center is even using the game system for physical therapy. Full story...
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Rabies outbreak concerning for many

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videoThe past few months for New Hanover Animal Control officers have been very busy trying to contain an outbreak of rabies cases the county has been fighting since the beginning of the year. Experts believe the virus isn't spreading as fast as the fear. Full story...
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Leland Police to dispose of old prescription medicine

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In an effort to prevent prescription drugs from getting in the wrong hands, the Leland Police will properly dispose of prescription medication. The drop box will also prevent people from flushing their medication down the toilet, which can act as a source of pollution in wastewater. Full story...
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Georgia-Pacific employees to wait on hearing about layoffs

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Employees at the Georgia-Pacific plant in Whiteville will have a few days to wait before learning if layoffs at the plant will affect them. Full story...
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