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6:19 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Interview: NHC Commission Chair Woody White on School Bond -- Part Two

One new public elementary school is going up near Porters Neck in northern New Hanover County. 

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12:29 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Widening of Alligator Bridge to Decrease Evening Traffic By Next Summer

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is looking into ways to improve traffic during morning peak hours.l
North Carolina Department of Transportation

The Leland causeway construction likely won’t end until November of 2016. But some traffic easement may come by next summer.

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6:24 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

CoastLine: New Hanover County School Bond and the Potential Tax Impact

How will a $160 million general obligation bond issue impact the New Hanover County Public School System, and what impact would its passage have on property owners?    

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4:16 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Interview: County Commission Chair Woody White on his Opposition to the NHC School Bond

New Hanover County voters will decide in November whether to approve a $160 million school bond. 

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1:57 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Leland Drivers Request Live Traffic Updates For Causeway Construction

Officials from the North Carolina Department of Transportation listen to complaints and suggestions from Leland drivers.
Isabelle Shepherd

Due to causeway construction, Leland drivers often don't know what they'll encounter on their commute. Will it be an hour of traffic or smooth sailing? Citizens have taken traffic reporting into their own hands.

Before heading out to work, Leland residents would like a traffic update.  That was one of the public suggestions made to the North Carolina Department of Transportation at their meeting to discuss causeway traffic issues.  As it stands, the NC DOT has a website for such updates, but it only offers still shots, with no live feed. 

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6:37 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Leland Drivers Note Lane Visibility Issues at N.C. Department of Transportation Meeting

The lane line confusion becomes worse in the early morning and evening, when the sun hits the road at an angle. The confusion causes drivers to slow down, creating more traffic.
Anonymous

Construction work on a Leland causeway is creating multiple traffic problems. On U.S. 17-74-76, one such issue is line visibility, with drivers complaining that they see up to three lane lines on the road. 

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1:41 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

UNCW CIE Opens CORAL, An Open Device Lab for Mobile App Testing

UNCW's CIE opens CORAL, an open device lab, with the help of AT&T sponsorship.
Jeff Janowski of UNCW

When creating an app for mobile phones, developers need to test their product on numerous platforms, which can get costly fast.  To ease that burden, UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is launching CORAL, an open device lab.

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9:48 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

DNA Evidence Exonerates Men after 30 Years; Justice Scalia's Death Penalty Example is Innocent

(L) Henry McCollum, (R) Leon Brown, half-brothers exonerated by new DNA evidence produced by the NC Innocence Inquiry Commission

Two innocent men, wrongly convicted thirty years ago, walked out of prison as free men earlier this week.

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1:53 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Wilmington Defines Breweries in Land Development Code

The microbrewery business presents an economic development opportunity for southeastern NC.
City of Wilmington

Microbreweries encourage economic development, tourism, and neighborhood revitalization throughout North Carolina.  Now Wilmington is making it easier for entrepreneurs to tap into the business of craft beers.  

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6:27 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

CoastLine: Police Force -- Finding the Balance Between Safe Communities and Citizens' Rights

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri sparked questions nationwide over the use of excessive force.

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