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Report: NC sees fastest growth in uninsured

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A state health research agency says North Carolina has the country's highest growth rate of people going without health insurance. Full story...
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Closed section of Ocracoke Island beach expanded

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The section of Ocracoke Island beach closed for pre-nesting of shorebirds has been expanded after five signs marking the closure were vandalized. Full story...
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NC city is a finalist for cycling hall of fame

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A newspaper reports that a North Carolina city is vying with one in California to become then new headquarters of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. Full story...
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NC school system cutting hundreds of jobs

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One of North Carolina's largest school systems is cutting 534 jobs and is preparing for more layoffs if they are needed. Full story...
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Feds watch how NC is spending stimulus money

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Eight federal officials are in Raleigh to watch how North Carolina spends stimulus funds. Full story...
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Bobby Seale to speak at Guilford College

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A co-founder and former chairman of the Black Panther Party will speak on "The Liberation of a People" at Guilford College in Greensboro. Full story...
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Five from WPD honored at City Council meeting; approved parking lot and dock for fire boat

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videoFor law enforcement officers, saving lives is part of the job. But it is not every day they are recognized for their bravery. Some Wilmington police officers, along with a Good Samaritan, were honored at Tuesday night's City Council meeting for a job well done. Full story...
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One of a kind specialist is improving lives of local children

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videoA new medical specialist in our area is changing the lives of families in more ways than one. The Picken family had no idea just how much the diagnoses of diabetes would not only change the life of seven-year-old Madison, but their entire family. Full story...
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Special Olympic athletes go head-to-head in the pool

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One hundred thirty high school and college athletes showed off their stuff by taking a dip in the pool. It was part of the annual Special Olympics competition at the YMCA in Wilmington. Full story...
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Homeowners to get break on beach plan insurance

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videoMost homeowners along the coast get their windstorm and hail insurance through the North Carolina Beach Plan. On Monday a judge ruled that one planned rate increase will be frozen, but another increase could be just around the corner. Full story...
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Preparing ahead can help when children go missing

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videoWhen a child is missing, every moment counts. Taking a few minutes to prepare now, could save precious time in an emergency. Full story...
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New jobs coming to Columbus County

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Atlantic Automotive Enterprises is moving it's facility from Longs, South Carolina, to Tabor City and plans to create 23 new jobs for the Columbus County town. Full story...
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Boater's World shutting down 130 stores

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The troubled economy has been especially hard on the boating industry. Boater’s World announced Tuesday that all 130 of its stores in the US are shutting down. Full story...
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Alcohol and cigarettes could cost more statewide; universities to cut 500 jobs if state budget passes

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videoPart of Governor Perdue's budget plan includes upping taxes on cigarettes and alcohol. The proposed “sin tax” would generate more than 400 million dollars for the weak state budget. Full story...
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DOT using recovery funds in Brunswick County

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The State Department of Transportation will soon be putting recovery funds to work in Brunswick County. A $6.3 million contract was awarded to ST Wooten Corporation of Wilson to extend Smith Avenue in Shallotte from west of Highway 17 Business. Full story...
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