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5:44 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Hamilton: the Fight for Film Incentives Is Not Over

Wilmington Regional Film Commission

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The film community in North Carolina is holding its collective breath while House leaders consider budget amendments.  

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Local - June 12
4:05 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Berger Won't be Charged with Felony--May Get to Keep NHC Commission Seat

New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger--who was charged with a DWI in February--is likely looking at a four-month prison sentence. Following Berger’s arrest in Avery County this week for violating his parole, and possessing numerous weapons and drug paraphernalia, the commissioner made an appearance in court this afternoon—via video from the county jail.

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Local - June 9
5:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

NHC Comprehensive Plan Seeks to Engage Public, Yet Lacks Input From Underserved Community

Dozens of New Hanover County citizens are brainstorming ways to use local land, resources, and economic opportunities in the not-so-distant future. It’s all part of the Comprehensive Plan, a public engagement initiative to plot the development necessary to accommodate this region’s projected population swell. In November, when the planning department initially outlined this plan, they told their commissioners they would constantly be reevaluating their strategy, to ensure that all citizens had a voice. However, a significant sector of the population hasn’t been accounted for.

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Local - June 5
5:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Teachers to Gather at Rally to Weigh Higher Pay Against "Tenure Rights"

North Carolina’s public school teachers could soon be faced with a big choice: pay hikes, or job protection. State senators are proposing a budget that would raise experienced educators’ salaries in exchange for what they’re calling “tenure rights.” And navigating such a choice can be confusing. Which is why the local division of the North Carolina Association of Educators—or NCAE—is hosting what they’re billing as an informational rally in Wilmington, tomorrow.

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Local
4:17 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Film Incentive Supporters Focus Lobbying Efforts on "Film Day" in Raleigh

Filming at Wilmington's City Hall
Billy Hathorn

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Film incentives are the ticket to keeping more than four-thousand full-time jobs in the state.  That was a central theme Wednesday morning in Raleigh during a press conference where state and city leaders, film industry workers, and industry supporters gathered to celebrate Film Day at the General Assembly. 

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Local - June 4
5:00 am
Wed June 4, 2014

North Carolina Launches Hotline to Field Veteran Complaints

VA Medical Facility in Fayetteville, North Carolina

North Carolina is taking veterans' affairs into its own hands. Following national allegations surrounding the mistreatment of veterans, the state Division of Veterans’ Affairs has launched a tip hotline to allow citizens and VA care workers to anonymously report misconduct at federal VA facilities. It went live Monday, and call staff claims that phone line is already ringing off the hook.

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Local
4:29 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Chancellor Gary Miller: "An Educated Society is a Society that Contributes"

UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller
UNCW

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UNCW has announced that Chancellor Gary Miller will be stepping down July 31st to take the top position at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay after current Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden retires. 

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Local
5:12 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

UNCW Chancellor Miller Accepts Top Post at Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay

UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller
UNCW

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UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller is headed to Wisconsin.  

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June 2
5:00 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Amended SUP Subject to NHC County Commission Vote—And Public Hearing

New Hanover County could finally adopt a less stringent special use permit—or SUP—which is what industrial businesses need in order to operate. Tonight, after several months and multiple drafts, the county planning department is bringing its final version—which was unanimously approved by the planning board--before the county commission. But before they vote on it, citizens will be granted a public comment period. And, both champions and opponents of the new draft are anticipating big crowds and vehement participation.

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Local
1:17 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

"Fracking" Bill Heads to Gov. McCrory's Desk for Signature

EPA

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Governor Pat McCrory now has a bill on his desk that lifts the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina. 

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