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A sea of yellow shirts greeted Wilmington City Council members at their meeting last night. Dozens of firefighters turned out, asking the city council to raise their salaries in the new budget. Firefighters, their families and friends walked to Tuesday's City Council meeting, all wearing yellow T-shirts showing solidarity.
The Hampstead Fire Department Board of Directors is asking the Pender County Commissioners to approve a district wide 25 percent tax increase.
The Pender County wildfire is still getting the better of firefighters. The state forestry department has been strategizing tonight about how best to attack the fire now.
Another blaze continues to burn in Pender County. This fire broke out late Wednesday afternoon, scorching hundreds of acres. It's more than 600 acres and counting. The Forest Service says crews are making slow progress because of weather conditions and don't know when it'll be out.
Fire investigators are looking into what caused a late morning fire at a Wilmington recycling facility. The owner of Diversified Biomass and City Council member Jason Thompson thinks a customer wasn't obeying the "no smoking" rule at the facility.
Firefighters continue battling a big blaze in Pender County tonight. This one has chewed more than 600 acres and the cause is curious at best.
Fire officials are lifting a ban on open burning for six counties in southeastern North Carolina. The ban was lifted this afternoon for Duplin, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.
It looks like tax payers are going to shell out the thousands of dollars it cost to put out a Pender County brush fire started by two men.
A Red Springs woman is charged with first-degree murder after authorities say she doused her boyfriend with a flammable liquid while he was sleeping and set him on fire.