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City Council to discuss reduced speed limits

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Tuesday night's Wilmington City Council meeting may have you backing off the gas pedal. Council members are looking at lower speed limits on some city streets. Council members could vote in favor of reducing the speed limit in certain areas from 35 to 25 mph. Full story...
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Reports indicate good, bad news for housing market, economy

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As investors and market watchers keep an eye on the unfolding mortgage mess, two economic reports released Tuesday appear to indicate the troubles in the housing market could be impacting the economy overall. Full story...
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N.C. Fair tickets now on sale

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Tickets for the 2007 North Carolina State Fair are on sale online more than a month before the gates open in Raleigh. Full story...
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Hurricane Felix and Henriette strike on the same day

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For the first time since the National Hurricane Center started keeping track in 1949, twin hurricanes have made landfall on the same day. Full story...
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Pender Memorial Hospital to raise rates

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Pender Memorial Hospital could be raising its rates by four percent in the coming year. The hospital's chief financial officer says the increase would raise more than $100,000 to help offset inflation. Full story...
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Air pollution warning issued in much of N.C.

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North Carolina health officials are warning that air pollution across much of the state could be dangerous tomorrow. Full story...
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Drought conditions leave up to 2,000 fish dead in Neuse River

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State environmental officials are blaming the drought for the deaths of up to 2,000 dead catfish found near the mouth of the Neuse River. Full story...
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Edwards gets endorsement of United Steelworkers, United Mine Workers

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John Edwards now has more labor endorsements than any of his Democratic rivals. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: Sunset Beach and the Ingram Planetarium

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videoOur Cape Fear Pride series features Sunset Beach and some of the unique characteristics of the quaint Brunswick County Beach Town. The Ingram Planetarium is one of the few places in the area where visitors can learn about stars, planets and science. Full story...
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Labor Day weekend a success for local businesses

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Many local business owners said this is one of the busiest Labor Day weekends in years. Full story...
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End of summer means less help for some local businesses

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This weekend marks the end of the summer beach season, and by most indications it has been a good one for local businesses.

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Local organization transforms global challenge into opportunity

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videoIn 100-plus countries around the world more than 500 million people eat peanuts each day as their primary source of protein. The process of shelling those nuts was a grueling, meticulous effort. Full story...
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Pender County still dealing with aftermath of Ernesto

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videoWe continue our look back at the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ernesto. It was one year ago Friday that we were in his grip. Little did we know we'd be dealing with the aftermath a year later. Full story...
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Labor Day weekend means heavy traffic, crowded beaches

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videoThe Labor Day weekend is underway. That means heavy traffic around here as people head to the beaches for the long weekend. According to AAA the roads should be a little less crowded this year, because more people are expected to fly. About one-third of all travelers in North Carolina are expected to make a trip to the beaches this weekend. Full story...
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Swimming advisory lifted for Banks Channel

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Test results of the water in Banks Channel came back Friday afternoon with undetectable amounts of bacteria. Thursday tests showed higher than normal levels of an indicator bacteria called enterococci, which is typically found in the intestine of warm-blooded animals. Full story...
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