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11:23 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Candidate Profile: Elizabeth Redenbaugh (D), NC Senate, District 9

Elizabeth Redenbaugh accepting the JFK Profile In Courage Award
Tom Fitzsimmons John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

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The race for North Carolina’s Senate District 9 is changing rapidly. 

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Local
4:06 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Goolsby Announces He Won't Run for Re-election to State Senate

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

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State Senator Thom Goolsby, a Republican from Wilmington, will not seek re-election this year. 

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Local - January 10
2:39 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Wilmington Housing Authority Calls for Major Public Input

Wilmington's Hillcrest Community is a medium-sized public development. WHA

The Wilmington Housing Authority is moving full-speed toward its goal of getting a thirty-million-dollar federal grant to revitalize Hillcrest—and it’s seeking public input. If awarded a competitive Choice Neighborhood Grant, the Authority will be working with the community to improve not only the public housing project, but the city spanning Third to Fifteenth, and Castle to Martin streets.

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Local
5:53 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Proposed Change to Special Use Permit Language in NHC Raises Questions Among Stakeholders

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Proposed changes to New Hanover County’s Special Use Permit are the subject of heated discussion among stakeholders on all sides. 

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Local
5:37 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

McIntyre Won't Run Again for U.S. Rep. of NC's 7th Congressional District

U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre, D-NC

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U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre, a Democrat from Lumberton, North Carolina, is stepping down after his term expires.

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Local - January 8
2:31 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

NHC to Host Public Hearing on Special Use Permits

Tonight, New Hanover County’s planning department is holding a public hearing about some newly-proposed changes to the special use permit. 

At a November work session, the planning department offered a draft that would require applicants to address their long-range impact on the community and environment.  

The latest changes are meant to clarify requirements, but some are saying the new language also stands to modify them. 

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Local - January 7
5:04 am
Tue January 7, 2014

City and Police Team Up to Suss Out Speeding in Wilmington

The City of Wilmington is working with the police to tackle one ongoing problem: speeding in residential areas. City officials are launching a pilot program, based on data they’ve been gathering using hidden radar devices that track vehicular speed within select neighborhoods. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that by the end of this month, the city plans to mail these residents details on speeding patterns along their own streets.

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Local
10:34 am
Mon January 6, 2014

With a Severe Cold Snap on the Way, CFPUA Offers Tips to Prevent Water Pipes from Freezing

above-ground water pipe
Tom W. Sulcer

With temperatures predicted to be well below freezing for several days in the region, water pipes in area homes have a greater chance of freezing and possibly bursting.  

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is offering a few reminders that could prevent the record-breaking cold from becoming an expensive ordeal.

From CFPUA

Preventive measures:

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Local - January 6
5:29 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Brunswick County Elementary Schools Kick Off 2014 with Free Daily Breakfast

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For the first time, all Brunswick County elementary students can enjoy a free, daily breakfast at school. Last semester, kids qualified for either free, reduced or paid meals, depending on their families’ economic situations. Thanks to some state and federal reimbursement, as well as a unanimous School Board decision, the most important meal of the day is now an equal-opportunity affair. While few students took advantage of breakfast when school resumed last Thursday, WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that the school district expects participation to take off this week.

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Local - January 2
5:09 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Medical Center to Team with Coastal Horizons to Provide Integrated Emergency Care

Wilmington may be among the first communities nationwide to pioneer a health care program integrating primary and behavioral care. New Hanover Regional Medical Center is working with Wilmington’s Coastal Horizons Center to develop a plan to divert those patients suffering mental health crises from the hospital ER to the nonprofit treatment center. Among other benefits, WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that this partnership could cut down on overcrowded emergency room traffic.

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