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Louisiana Pacific laying off

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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation announced Tuesday plans to curtail production at its laminated veneer lumber mill off Highway 421 in Wilmington. Full story...
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ABC store funds not going to help students learn ABC's

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videoThe city of Southport is feeling the effects of the economic downturn, so much so, that the board of aldermen chose to reallocate funding generated from an unlikely source, its local ABC store. Full story...
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City budget retreat looks at tax distribution

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videoThe city of Wilmington accounts for nearly eighty percent of the county sales and property tax revenue. Wilmington officials say it's time some of that money started coming back to help the city. Full story...
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Officials talking trash

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Trash was on the agenda for New Hanover County Commissioners on Monday. They held a solid waste work session to continue discussion of how to best handle the county's trash disposal. Full story...
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Eating at desk a dirty habit

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videoAccording to a University of Arizona study, the average computer keyboard harbors 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat. Full story...
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Taxi fares may be changing due to economy

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videoTaxi drivers want to increase the meter rate by one dollar to help compensate for these tough economic times.City Council will also consider taking away ... Full story...
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School bus hit from behind

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A New Hanover County school bus was involved in a traffic crash this afternoon. The bus was rear-ended by a white sedan, when it stopped to drop kids off at the 400 block of Racine Drive. Full story...
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Taxi drivers take scenic route around permits

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There's a lengthy waiting list to become a taxi driver in the city of Wilmington. Rather than waiting in line, some cabbies are turning to other ways of registering within the city. Full story...
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Need for financial aid on the rise

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Applications for financial aid have spiked 30 percent since last year in North Carolina, as more students seek help amid the economic recession. North Carolina is expected to offer about $300 million in need-based aid this year. Full story...
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Elderly NC man's death in grease trap accidental

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NC college fund seeing more unapproved withdrawals

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Officials from the state's college savings program say people stretched thin by the economy are taking money out of their accounts for things other than tuition. Full story...
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James Johnson pleads to accessory charge

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A man who spent three years in prison before prosecutors dropped a murder charge against him has pleaded no contest to an accessory charge. Full story...
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Comments of the Week: February 7-13

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videoThere has been a lot to talk about in the news this week, and you have been commenting on it via our website. Full story...
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A mother's fight for her son's life pays off

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videoIt is a mother's fight that finally paid off. Kay Zwan, who was desperately trying to save her son's life, can share her family’s good news. Full story...
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Southport home catches fire and raises questions

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videoFire investigators spent most of Sunday trying to figure out what caused a vacant Southport home to go up in flames. Full story...
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