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Birth rates rise as Fort Bragg soldiers return

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Soldiers home from deployment mean more babies at Fort Bragg's Womack Army Medical Center. Full story...
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Man arrested for robbing pharmacy

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man they say robbed a Wilmington pharmacy at gunpoint. Wayne Berry, 34, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Stars: 'One Tree Hill' coming back for season 9

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"One Tree Hill" is coming back for at least part of a ninth season. Stars Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols Tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the CW has ordered 13 new episodes for next season. Full story...
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Pender County inmates to be tracked with GPS ankle monitors

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Some inmates in Pender County will soon be allowed to walk around freely before going to trial. Full story...
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Brunswick County faces big tax rate hike

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videoThe Brunswick County Manager suggested the county go revenue neutral in order to make up for the county's depreciated property value. Although this means property tax bills may stay the same from some, other folks may see a considerable hike. Full story...
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Few turn out for Wilmington City Council public hearing on budget

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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. Full story...
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Currituck county commissioners reject hotel and shops building plan

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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. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington Chamber of Commerce advocating more taxes

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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. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Is Pender County Board of Health breaking the law tonight?

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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. Full story...
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Berger admits he's not aware of commissioner meeting rules

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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. Full story...
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