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2 killed in plane crash near western NC airport

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Two men have died after their single-engine airplane crashed a few miles from an airport in western North Carolina. Full story...
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NC House committees debating spending, tax bills

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The House will consider a nearly $18 billion budget proposal for North Carolina state government next year that would grow if a $940 million tax plan is also approved. Full story...
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Dark days may be ahead for Pender County schools

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videoUntil area school districts get some answers from the state on possible budget cuts, administrators are preparing for the worst. That is just what they did in Pender County Monday night. Full story...
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Laurean faces Onslow County judge

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Cesar Laurean entered a plea of not guilty. His defense attorney said he will seek a change of venue in the trial because of all the media attention in Onslow County. Full story...
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House gives final approval on gas tax

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As taxes could go up, the state's gasoline tax likely will not go down next month. The House Monday night gave final approval to a Senate measure that would turn the current 29.9 cent cap on the gas tax to the minimum. Full story...
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Suspected H1N1 case at New Hanover High School

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The list is getting longer of suspected cases of the H1N1 virus in New Hanover County. A student at New Hanover High School is the latest person believed to have the virus. The student was not in school today and the case has not yet been confirmed to be H1N1. Full story...
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National Wireless Safety Week underway

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videoToday kicks off National Wireless Safety Week, highlighting safer ways to operate cell phones, PDA's and other devices that could send us spinning into a ditch, or worse, into other drivers. Full story...
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D&E Dodge to close tomorrow amidst auto industry troubles

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videoSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has temporarily delayed Chrysler's sale to Fiat. Meantime the clock is ticking for a local auto dealer. Barring a last minute legal miracle, D&E Dodge's days in the Chrysler family are over as of Tuesday. Full story...
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Pender deputy demoted surrounding animal abuse cases

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Sergeant Michael Lewis was demoted after he helped rescue malnourished horses in the Hampstead area. Today, Sheriff Smith cited two other incidents where he claims Lewis took over animal abuse cases without informing animal control. Full story...
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Pender County prepares for possible budget cuts

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School leaders in Pender County have been working on a budget plan, preparing the county for an 11 percent reduction in state funding. Full story...
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NHC high schoolers given dress code

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There will be some sharp-dressed students in New Hanover County high schools next year. Students in public high schools will have to adhere to a new dress code in the fall. Full story...
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N.C. State fires Easley

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On Monday, UNC System President Erskine Bowles announced Mary Easley's termination from her $170,000 a year job, shortly after the school's chancellor resigned. Full story...
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NC Lt. Governor talks small business

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Small business owners in the Greater Wilmington area had the chance to express some of their concerns to the lieutenant governor Monday. Walter Dalton is on a state-wide tour to hear the needs of small businesses. Full story...
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Leland Business Watch program aims to decrease crimes

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videoPolice officers in Leland are trying to take a bite out of crime, especially crimes against area businesses. Shoplifting, breaking and entering, and fraudulent checks are just a few crimes officers are cracking down on. Full story...
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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge inspection brings lane closures, delays

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Drivers may hit some traffic crossing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge later this week. Starting on Wednesday or Thursday, and continuing all next week, lanes will be closed for inspections. Full story...
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