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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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Money Monday: Effectively applying for jobs

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In this week's Money Monday Thom Rakes came by from the UNCW career center and spoke about how to most effectively apply for jobs. Full story...
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State legislators to discuss moratorium on cement plant

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State legislators will discuss a proposal for a moratorium on a local and controversial cement plant permit at a hearing in Raleigh Tuesday morning.

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Plant an Azalea Week

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Cape Fear Garden Club and the Mayor’s of Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach have proclaimed the week of March 22 through March 28, 2009 as “Plant an Azalea Week”. The effort encourages the residents of New Hanover County to plant azaleas at their residences and businesses and in public areas. Full story...
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Confusion continues with CFPUA bills

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority's bills are causing some confusion for customers. Some customers are complaining that they have to pay for 4 months worth of water use in a matter of weeks. Full story...
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NC judge: Beach Plan surcharge decision needs redo

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A North Carolina judge has frozen planned deductible and surcharge increases for coastal homeowners in the state insurance pool called the Beach Plan. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach bridge closures end

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has canceled its planned closures for the drawbridge after the necessary work was completed. Full story...
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Poll: Half of NC adults oppose marriage amendment

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About half of North Carolina adults oppose a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, as the state continues to separate itself from its Southern peers. Full story...
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