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Obama rejects SC gov's bid to use stimulus on debt

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The Obama administration has rejected South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's request to use $700 million in federal stimulus cash to pay down state debt. Full story...
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Perdue has tough choices with NC budget plan

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After writing state budgets as a legislator, Gov. Beverly Perdue now tries her hand at a spending proposal as North Carolina's chief executive. Full story...
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Budget shortfall threatens Brunswick DARE program

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videoThe DARE program has been run by the town of Leland for the past three years. Now, budget concerns may mean an end to it. The town wants to take DARE officer Sherry Lewis off her education route, and switch her on regular police patrol. Full story...
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New Hanover County to announce layoffs Tuesday

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videoThe axe will fall Tuesday for more than two dozen New Hanover County employees. The layoffs are part of the county's effort to make up the 2008-2009-budget deficit. Full story...
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Probation violation a growing trend

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videoOur jails are more crowded than ever. To combat that, judges often give out probation instead of jail time, but with a limited number of probation officers to manage them, the number of people violating the terms of their probation has gone sky high. Full story...
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More celebrities coming out to the 2009 Azalea Festival

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Another big Azalea Festival announcement came Monday. They include Nicholas Braun and Joe Gallison. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department looks at a new pier

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The Wilmington Fire Department could soon begin work on a new pier in the Intracoastal Waterway, but it just needs to find a home. Full story...
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Southport police officer finds himself behind bars

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A Southport police officer will serve thirty days behind bars. Officer James Connolly, who has been with the Southport Police since 2002, was subpoenaed for a trial and did not show up. Full story...
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Wet roads cause slick driving conditions

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The wet roads caused some problems for drivers today. Police said 19-year-old Bianca Justafort of Rocky Point hydroplaned while traveling on Martin Luther King Parkway in Wilmington. Her Jaguar spun around and landed in a ditch. Full story...
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Millions filling out brackets in anticipation of NCAA Tournament

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videoMarch Madness is here once again, and with UNC and Duke at the top, people are scrambling to fill out their brackets. Full story...
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Codington students learn about influential Americans

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Can you name at least five influential people who shaped our country? Well, some students at Codington Elementary School can name three times that amount. For the past nine weeks, Codington's first graders have been learning about famous Americans who helped shape our country. Full story...
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Sewage spill stinks up Wilmington neighborhood

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Residents in one New Hanover County neighborhood learned putting the wrong materials down your toilet and sink can create big problems for the sewer system on Sunday. Full story...
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Free rabies clinic this weekend

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If your pet has not been vaccinated for rabies, New Hanover County residents can take advantage of a free rabies clinic this weekend. Full story...
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NC police search for restaurant robbery shooters

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Police are investigating a robbery and shooting at a Charlotte restaurant where two employees were killed in an attack 18 months ago. Full story...
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Hard Rock Park taking job applications in SC

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Hard Rock Park is accepting applications to fill up to 1,000 jobs in order to reopen by Memorial Day. Full story...
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