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NC county Web site lets citizens track spending

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Citizens in a North Carolina county now have a Web site that allows them to track government spending, from travel and welfare costs to the county manager's postage bill. Full story...
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NC businesses to present home to military family

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Local businesses leaders in North Carolina will present a new house to the 2008 Military Spouse Magazine Spouse of the Year. Full story...
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NHC School Board approves budget, cuts may come

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Despite not knowing how much money it will get from the state, the New Hanover County School Board Tuesday night approved its 2009-2010 budget. Board members unanimously approved the $211 million budget. But because there is not yet a finalized state budget, there may have to be some amendments down the road. Full story...
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NHC detectives searching for two men in separate investigations

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New Hanover County detectives are searching for two men for questioning in two separate investigations. Jorge Adan Urribiera Ruiz is wanted for questioning about a robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Larry Karl Gonzales is wanted for questioning about the murder of Alton Corey Vann. Full story...
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Flooded apartments tenants asked to move, and quickly

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videoThe problems are far from over in the wake of Monday night's flooding. Residents of two apartment complexes off Racine Drive are facing a hard deadline from management to move out - and quickly. Full story...
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Brunswick County sheriff's deputy is suspended after a boating accident

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A Brunswick County sheriff's deputy is suspended after a boating accident over the holiday weekend. It happened while Deputy Charles Murray was off-duty on his personal boat near Holden Beach. Full story...
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Small businesses make sizable impact

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videoSmall businesses provide most of the jobs, services, and entertainment throughout the country, but when it comes to business in our area, small is relative term.

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Rains cause floods around New Centre

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videoThe rain has subsided, but it's still the talk of the town. Flooding caused all sorts of problems in Wilmington Monday night. Full story...
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Use I.C.E. for emergency contacts

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videoLoved ones aren't always with us in emergency situations like a car accident or sudden illness, but our cell phones usually are. Because of this, a campaign is spreading internationally to get the word out about I.C.E. Full story...
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Insurance rates taking residents by storm

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videoLocal homeowners are feeling the affects of some pretty high insurance rate spikes. The thirty percent increase that went into effect in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties May 1 is taking a hefty chunk out of people's wallets. Full story...
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Ogden blaze causes traffic problems

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A fire near Ogden blocked traffic for part of the morning on Tuesday. Smoke appeared to be coming from the attic and chimney of a home off Middle Sound Loop Road. Full story...
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Gastonia burglary leads to death of South Carolina serial killer

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Residents of Gaffney, South Carolina can rest easier after police shot and killed a man suspected in a serial killing spree. South Carolina law enforcement officials have identified Patrick Burris as the suspect. Full story...
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Hernandez and son had more cocaine than thought

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say they found more drugs than originally thought, in a recent drug trafficking investigation. Last week, we reported Louis Hernandez and his son Oscar were facing charges after being found with 2 kilos of cocaine, valued at nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars. Full story...
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The Coastal Company misses deadline, property owners can't build

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The Coastal Companies, headed by Mark Saunders, missed the deadline to install water, sewer, and roads in several developments, including Seawatch and Ocean Ridge Plantation. As a result of this, many property owners are in a bind because they can't build homes until that infrastructure is complete. Full story...
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Homes flooded after Monday's deluge

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videoMonday’s heavy rain did more than strand drivers and cause a mess along New Centre and Racine. Floodwaters filled many nearby apartments leaving residents to salvage what they could. Full story...
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