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Insurance commissioner rejects industry request to raise homeowner's rates

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Homeowners in southeastern North Carolina should expect lower or only slightly higher insurance rates starting next summer. It comes after North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin rejected the insurance industry's request to raise homeowner's insurance rates by an average of about 25 percent. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council hears proposals for Water Street parking deck

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video Earlier this year, Wilmington earned the title of "America's Best Riverfront" thanks to the beautiful scenery the city has to offer, but there is one location officials are hoping to improve. Full story...
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Officials meet to discuss terminal groin proposal by Figure 8 Island

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video The North Carolina Coastal Federation met with the Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday to discuss several concerns. The big topic - the proposed terminal groin at Rich's Inlet by Figure Eight Island. Full story...
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Coastal cottages going up at Kure Beach Military recreation area

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A military recreation area on Pleasure Island is replacing aging military base-style housing with modern coastal cottages. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Residents accuse apartment complex of bait and switch

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videoMoving into a new apartment can be stressful, especially when the rooms are not exactly as promised. UNCW senior Tara Odams says she was excited to move into her brand new apartment at the Progress 910. That is until she found out her floor plan had shrunk. Full story...
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Some still concerned as Carolina Beach Boardwalk plans move forward

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videoGet ready to see the Carolina Beach Boardwalk under construction. The town council this week approved a contract for its Boardwalk Revitalization Project. They also hope to extend the Boardwalk north, but some folks are not happy about it. Full story...
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Galleria deannexation bill passes in General Assembly

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videoGoodbye, Wrightsville Beach. Hello, Wilmington. A bill to allow the old Galleria property to transfer municipalities has passed in the General Assembly. Full story...
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Galleria could have new life if Wrightsville Beach lets it go

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videoYou might have seen the deserted Galleria shopping center on your way to Wrightsville Beach. A new developer is trying to bring the Galleria back to life if the Town of Wrightsville Beach will let it go. Full story...
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WHA hires new chief executive officer

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video The next chief executive officer of the Wilmington Housing Authority is Katrina Redmon. The authority's board voted to hire Redmon at a Monday morning special meeting. Full story...
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Oak Island town council makes decision on 'mega' homes

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videoOak Island town council members made a decision on how big, and how many bedrooms "mega” homes can have. Town council members decided to cap single-family homes at 5,000 square feet and seven bedrooms with one parking space required per bedroom. Full story...
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