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New Hanover County News

City approves bonuses and party for employees

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video The issue of bonuses for city employees was expected to be a hot button topic at tonight’s city council meeting, but with no public opposition, council passed the motion unanimously. Full story...
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City Council says Althea Gibson Tennis Complex will not be privatized

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Wilmington City Council Tuesday night made clear it will not privatize the Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empie Park. Instead it will seek a public-private partnership with the Althea Gibson Foundation. Full story...
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Structure fire on 13th Street

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According to New Hanover County dispatch there was a structure fire at 1215 South 13th Street, near the intersection of 13th and Kidder Streets Tuesday night. Full story...
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Six-month moratorium approved for Wilmington's sign ordinance

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Among some big issues on tonight's Wilmington City Council agenda was the city's sign ordinance for businesses. Full story...
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Governor discusses college plan during visit to Laney

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The governor recently launched the "Career and College Promise." It lets high school students get a head start on a college education. Students can earn tuition-free course credits at community colleges, which can go toward a four-year degree. Full story...
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UNCW back to normal after lockdown overnight

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Things were back to normal at UNC Wilmington today hours after police searched for an armed robbery suspect on campus prompting a lockdown. It all started when a man reportedly robbed two women at gunpoint in the parking lot of the Hardee's on South College Road. They say he headed toward the woods on campus, which led campus police to an issue a campuswide alert. Full story...
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Big Talker FM, other Sea-Comm stations, sold to Davis Media

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The buyer for five SEA-COMM MEDIA stations in Wilmington is DAVIS MEDIA, LLC. The deal, widely reported last week with no specific buyer named, has yet to be filed with the FCC and no price was disclosed. Full story...
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Progress Energy raising rates

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Following two years of price reductions, Progress Energy Carolinas customers in North Carolina will pay slightly more for electricity beginning Dec. 1, reflecting increases in the cost of power plant fuel and energy-efficiency programs. Full story...
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Global Nuclear Fuel won't contest NRC fine

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Federal regulators wants to fine a Wilmington-based Global Nuclear Fuel. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a $17,500 civil penalty against Global Nuclear Fuel–Americas LLC for violations of NRC requirements related to a March incident at the fuel manufacturing facility. Full story...
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Smartphones key in smart shopping this Christmas

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video We're still a couple weeks from Thanksgiving, but the holiday shopping season is underway. If you're looking for help, forget the computer. Just pull out your Smartphone. More shoppers are turning to their phones to find the best deals, coupons and gift ideas, and retailers are catching on. Full story...
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