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6:58 am
Fri May 30, 2014

House Passes Hydraulic Fracturing Bill

Update:  The Senate approved the House changes late Thursday.  Senate Bill 786 is now on Governor Pat McCrory's desk awaiting a signature. 

North Carolina is one step closer to allowing hydraulic fracturing in the state. 

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4:08 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Fracking Bill Passes 2nd House Reading

Head of hydraulic fracturing pump
Joshua Doubek

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A bill that would allow hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina is racing through Chambers during this short session of the General Assembly. 

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5:24 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Film in Wilmington Part III: Cucalorus Film Festival History and Future Intertwined with Industry

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The question of whether competitive film incentives continue in North Carolina will be answered by the end of the current short session of the General Assembly. 

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5:25 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Thom Goolsby and Partner James Upham Ordered to Cease and Desist Investment Advisory Services

Senator Thom Goolsby (R-New Hanover County)
http://www.ncleg.net

State Senator Thom Goolsby (R-New Hanover County) is no longer permitted to do business in North Carolina as an investment advisor. 

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Local
3:12 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Boating Fatalities Surging in 2014; Officers say Most Deaths Preventable

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

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Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner, and law enforcement agencies are gearing up for what is, historically, a busy time.  

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Local
10:25 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Film in Wilmington Part II: Industry Insiders Expect Competitive Incentives to Continue

Filming at Wilmington's City Hall, July 2012
Billy Hathorn

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North Carolina lawmakers are haggling over how – and whether -- to preserve a now-controversial tax credit for the film industry. 

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Local - May 20
5:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Fair Housing Act Does Not Protect LGBTQ North Carolinians

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 is more commonly known as the Fair Housing Act. It prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, and gender when it comes to the sale, rental or financing of housing.  In 1988, it was amended to protect people with disabilities and families with children. But, the Fair Housing Act still allows for discrimination in cases of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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4:14 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Film in Wilmington Part I: Local Crew Members Eye Atlanta

EUE Screen Gems in Wilmington, NC
VisitNC.com

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If North Carolina lawmakers don’t renew film incentives during the short session – or if they choose to gut them to the point they’re no longer competitive with other states, some industry insiders are predicting an exodus of long-time film professionals from Wilmington. 

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Local - May 13
5:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

WHA Enjoying Local CHOICE Grant Support--Looking to Wilmington's Business Community Next

Wilmington Housing Authority Planner Paul D'Angelo shares "CHOICE" community investment success stories with stakeholders, who met last week at the Hillcrest public housing community.

The Wilmington Housing Authority is poised to apply for the federal grant that would make possible the revitalization of the city’s distressed Southside neighborhood. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to release the grant application in June. And to be a contender for this thirty million-dollar award, Wilmington must demonstrate significant community buy-in. The Authority already enjoys support from the City, the police, and several area nonprofits, but their final frontier is engaging the local business community.

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5:43 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

NPR's Robert Siegel on Interviewing Politicians, "Terribly Discouraging" Former USSR, Mel Brooks

Robert Siegel, Senior Host, All Things Considered
NPR

Robert Siegel talks with Rachel Lewis Hilburn.

Robert Siegel, Senior Host of NPR’s All Things Considered, starts his day with what he regards as indispensable daily reads:  The New York Times and The Washington Post. 

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