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Wilmington City Council approves budget

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Council members gave final approval to the $85 million budget they've been working through for months. The tough economy sparked reduced spending. City employees will not receive a pay increase and construction and maintenance costs are cut to a bare minimum. The budget does not call for a property tax increase or layoffs. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Owner wants to bring hotel ships to Wilmington

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video The Convention Center has brought folks to Wilmington, but is it enough? Some folks say the lack of lodging is keeping them from choosing the Cape Fear facility. One man says he has a solution. Full story...
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Summer program targets science, math, technology skills

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Some middle school students are getting a helping hand with math, science and technology during their summer break. They are working on those skills through fun, hands-on camp activities at the annual Junior Seahawk Academy this week at UNCW. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fewer deputies at future New Hanover Commission meetings

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Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Jerry Brewer says there will not be as many deputies at future meetings as yesterday. Brewer says there were six deputies this week to make sure the new system worked and to cover an alternative handicap entrance. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Security ramped up at New Hanover Co. Commission Meeting

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video New Hanover County Commissioners met today to discuss everything from the county budget to signs on Carolina Beach Road. One of the more interesting aspects of the meeting though was what it took to get in. There was additional security at the door and in the board room. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Berger victim still waiting on info

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Last week, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger told Angela Lilly he would have more details this week about his car insurance and how to move forward to fix her car. We spoke with Lilly late this afternoon. She says she has still not heard from Berger or his insurance company. Full story...
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Commission plans hearing on decade-old sign law

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Under the ordinance signs can be no longer than six feet high and 150 square feet. The sign ordinance was supposed to go into effect August 6, but commissioners requested a public hearing before the ordinance goes into place. Full story...
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Commissioners pass New Hanover budget, reject ABC chief raise

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New Hanover County Commissioners passed the FY2011-2012 budget today with a few tweaks, including a one percent merit pay increase for county employees. Commissioners also increased the budget for new hanover county schools by $1 million. Full story...
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Record-breaking heat invades our area

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Wilmington hit a record-breaking high temperature of 101 degrees this afternoon. Full story...
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Wilmington crack dealer sentenced to 35 years

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A Wilmington crack dealer will spend decades behind bars. A federal judge sentenced Rushaun Necko Parker to 35 years in prison. Full story...
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