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Wilmington Fire cracking down on overcrowded downtown businesses

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Fire officials said some business owners do not pay attention to the occupancy limit. They said cramming too many people in a space means it is harder to get people out in case of an emergency. Full story...
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Titan moratorium discussed at Senate hearing Tuesday

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videoFor the second time in three years, state legislators could make a law to slow or even stop the development of a controversial project in our area. Full story...
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City Council to discuss new parking lot and Wrightsville Beach fire boat

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Tuesday night the City Council will discuss a recommendation to use $750,000 from the city's parking fund to buy land for a parking lot. The council will also take up an agreement with Wrightsville Beach for a new fire boat dock along the Intracoastal Waterway. Full story...
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Police standoff with soldier ends in Fayetteville

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Authorities in Fayetteville say a standoff with an armed Fort Bragg soldier who fired shots at police and barricaded himself in an off-base apartment ended peacefully when the man surrendered. Full story...
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Fire Dept: Stove may have ignited fatal NC fire

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Firefighters say a faulty stove may have started a fire that killed a 3-year-old North Carolina girl earlier this week. Full story...
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NC's largest city wants 150 cops with stimulus

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The largest city in North Carolina says it wants enough federal stimulus money to add 150 new police officers over the next three years. Full story...
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NC school system might drop alternative class

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A North Carolina school system is considering dropping an alternative school program for students who are suspended, because of budget problems. Full story...
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Oprah show to feature NC Research Campus founder

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"The Oprah Winfrey Show" will feature the 85-year-old founder of the N.C. Research Campus when the show does a segment on "extreme life extension." Full story...
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NC conference explores influences on construction

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North Carolina's State Construction Office is sponsoring an annual conference that will explore how financial events of 2009 have influenced the industry. Full story...
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Could rides and games return to Carolina Beach Boardwalk?

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videoIt's been more than ten years since an amusement park lit up the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, but if all goes according to plan, Ferris-wheels and tilt-a-whirls could once again find a home along the shore. Full story...
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Cartrette Technology Center to provide expert training

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videoColumbus County has the highest unemployment rate in our five county area at nearly 14 percent. In hopes of offering focused training for its students to help them land a job, Southeastern Community College has a new building on campus, dedicated to technology studies. Full story...
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Seamstress ready for belles

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videoKay Godwin’s passion for dressmaking is reflected in her work. For the past 18 years, she has been using a needle and thread to make the Azalea Festival memorable for lucky belles. Full story...
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Monitoring your kids' internet surfing

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videoWhen it comes to surfing the internet, it's no secret many kids can run circles around their parents. So how do you know what your children are looking at online? Full story...
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Thieves using web listings to target vacant houses

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The internet has become an invaluable tool for realtors and home sellers, but some recent break-ins in our area raise questions that on line listings may be providing thieves with a blueprint for where to find vacated premises.

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Need for fiber optics means Corning will re-hire some employees

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A spike in demand for fiber optics in China is good news for the Corning plant in Wilmington. China's increased need for fiber optics to build their mobile networks means some local workers will be re-hired. Full story...
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