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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover property values down significantly; beach towns hit hardest

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video Property values throughout New Hanover County are heading down. The areas seeing the largest drops since the last revaluation in 2007 are the beach towns. Full story...
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Ethanol creating mower problems

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video Cutting the grass is always a chore, but some of you may have found using your lawn mower is even more of a challenge lately. It turns out your grass cutter could have a gas problem. The extra ethanol that has been added to fuel over the past few years has caused some major issues for folks with vehicles and machinery, like lawnmowers. Full story...
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Judge to rule on whether NC school can start classes next week

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A state judge is promising to rule on whether a North Carolina school district due to start classes next week can keep its exception to a state law mandating a 10-week summer vacation. Full story...
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Proposed distric maps near completion

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The North Carolina General Assembly has completed most of its work on proposed district maps for its own seats and for the state's congressional delegation. Full story...
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'Eastbound and Down' filming at Wrightsville Beach this weekend

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Filming is scheduled to begin Friday, July 29th and will be conducted between 6 AM and midnight in the vicinity of the municipal parking lot on South Lumina. Full story...
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NC House overrides Perdue veto on rule-making

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North Carolina legislators have overridden two vetoes issued by Gov. Bev Perdue, meaning some judges will have more power and new rules will govern Medicaid providers. Full story...
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Southwest plane makes emergency landing in NC

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No injuries were reported when a Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Piedmont International Airport in Greensboro. Full story...
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Drifter pleads not guilty in killing of NC couple

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A man accused of killing two elderly hikers in a western North Carolina national forest has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. Full story...
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Democrats offer NC redistricting alternative maps

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Democrats in the North Carolina Legislature are offering alternative maps that redraw election district boundaries for themselves and the state's congressional representatives to counter Republican plans still likely to be approved this week. Full story...
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New ordinance shushes loud noise in Boone

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Fireworks, outdoor music, and animal noises are being banned in Boone at night. Full story...
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