Few turn out for Wilmington City Council public hearing on budget
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 10:40pm.

Wilmington City Council met tonight to talk money. The purpose of the meeting was to allow public input for the upcoming budget. But the public didn't seem too keen to offer input. The meeting was sparsely attended to be polite, and those who did address the council were mainly from other public sector and civic organizations.

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Currituck county commissioners reject hotel and shops building plan
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 10:37pm.

Currituck County commissioners have rejected a request to allow a hotel and shops to be built in a four-wheel-drive area where about 100 wild horses roam.

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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington Chamber of Commerce advocating more taxes
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 10:20pm.

The Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce sent out the following email today, encouraging people to sign a petition to extend a one cent sales tax to fund schools.

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ONLY ON 3: Is Pender County Board of Health breaking the law tonight?
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 6:14pm.

The Pender County Board of Health is meeting again tonight, but without six of its members. That's because they've resigned in protest over the past week. So the question is, if the state statute says the board shall be composed of 11 members, can it legally meet with six of them missing? Marissa Jasek is at the meeting and will have more tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 11.

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Berger admits he's not aware of commissioner meeting rules
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 5:05pm.

New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger told the Star News today that he didn't know not saying anything during a vote would be considered a 'yea' vote.

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Virgo Middle School will close next year
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 4:56pm.

According to a Tweet from the New Hanover County School System, the board voted this afternoon to close D.C. Virgo Middle School next year.

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Ex-Easley aide Poole gets one year in prison
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 2:41pm.

A former aide to ex-North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley must spend a year behind bars for failing to report a $30,000 profit on coastal property that was uncovered during a federal probe involving the two-term governor.

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Nonprofit to test NC adolescents' college interest
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 12:10pm.

A national nonprofit organization wants to test whether telling parents of at-risk North Carolina adolescents more about college will increase interest in higher education.

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Gay marriage row grows as NC Legislature changes
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 12:09pm.

Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in North Carolina are encouraged by developments at the General Assembly, whose Republican leaders are open to the question after Democrats blocked it for years.

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Fired SBI agent files appeal to get his job back
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 11:24am.

The former State Bureau of Investigation agent fired after an investigation into practices at the North Carolina state crime lab is trying to get his job back.

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