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12:17 am
Tue November 14, 2006

New Hanover County Reject Nourishment Plan

Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County commissioners rejected a proposal to pick up the tab for dredging the Carolina Beach Inlet and pump the sand onto Carolina Beach.

Board chairman Bobby Greer says this job is usually paid for by the federal government.

Now, they are saying no, we're not going to do it, you pay for it. And I don't think that should be the responsibility of the local government.

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Local Interest
11:29 am
Mon November 13, 2006

Wilmington's Traffic, The Conversation Continues

Wilmington, NC – Data out of the Wilmington Police Department show the number of reported traffic accidents dropped by 13% in the first half of this year compared to the first half of last year.

WHQR's Catherine Welch talks with the head of Wilmington Police Department's traffic unit about why the number of accidents is down.

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Local Interest
11:08 am
Mon November 13, 2006

Wilmington's Traffic Woes

Wilmington, NC – Data out of the Wilmington Police Department show the number of reported traffic accidents dropped by 13% in the first half of this year compared to the first half of last year.


WHQR's Catherine Welch talks with the head of Wilmington Police Department's traffic unit about why the number of accidents is down.

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Local Interest
5:20 am
Mon November 13, 2006

Counties Reeling In South Carolina's Boat Tax

Wilmington, NC – A pair of coastal South Carolina counties is aiming to pass a tax break that could bring back certain boats docked in North Carolina.

Boats are considered personal property in South Carolina and are taxed 10.5% of their assessed value.

Lawmakers concerned about the number of boats docked outside the state passed legislation allowing counties to consider certain boats as real property, allowing them to be taxed at 4% if considered primary residence and 6% if considered a secondary residence.

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Local Interest
11:14 am
Sun November 12, 2006

Lockwood Folly River's Future on the Table

Brunswick County, NC – Brunswick County is worried explosive growth is eroding water quality in Lockwood Folly River, endangering fish stocks and closing large areas to shellfishing.

Now a county-appointed roundtable is soliciting public comment on its newly-released proposals for managing stormwater runoff in the watershed.

Assistant County Manager Steve Stone says the roundtable's work is getting a positive response from developers.

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Local Interest
5:57 am
Fri November 10, 2006

Finding Sand Money for North Topsail

Wilmington, NC – It's back to the drawing board for the town of North Topsail Beach to figure out to pay for beach renourishment.


A $34 million bond referendum to replenish the beach was voted down Tuesday night, leaving town leaders searching for another solution.


Beach erosion is a problem for the northern end of Topsail Island as well as Figure Eight Island, the north end of Ocean Isle Beach and Holden Beach.

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Local Interest
5:52 am
Fri November 10, 2006

Meta Cucalorus

Wilmington, NC – With more than 100 films featured at this year's Cucalorus Film Festival, freelance producer Joel Fernando put together an audio movie that we call Meta Cucalorus.

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Local Interest
3:10 am
Thu November 9, 2006

AirTran for Wilmington?

Source: AirTran

Wilmington, NC – AirTran Airways is considering flying into Wilmington, and is asking residents to let it know if Wilmington should become its next destination.

The discount airline has a list of dozens of possible destinations on its website, including Wilmington, and asking people to click and vote from the list.

The Atlanta-based airline currently flies out of Myrtle Beach, Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte and offers some 700 flights out of 50 locations.

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Local Interest
3:37 am
Wed November 8, 2006

Election Night Round Up

Wilmington, NC – Not all of the precincts were in by early Wednesday morning, but here are the results so far.

North Carolina House 17th District

In the 17th House District Race, with 20 of the 22 precincts reporting Republican Incumbent Bonner Stiller has 63% of the vote compared to Democratic Challenger Allan Dameron's 37% of the vote.

The 17th House District is considered a swing district with an even split between Democrats and Republicans and a sizable block of unaffiliated voters.

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Local Interest
11:26 am
Tue November 7, 2006

Domestic Violence Shelter's Holiday Card

Wilmington, NC – Ede Baldridge writes about memorable people and places in the southeast.

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