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General Assembly adjourns; no action taken on film credit tweak, historic preservation

General Assembly adjourns; no action taken on film credit tweak, historic preservation

Seven weeks after legislators said they planned to do so, this year’s “short session” of the General Assembly adjourned Wednesday night with some issues resolved, others not so much. A…

Coal ash bill ratified in Raleigh; environmental groups say rules weaken laws

Coal ash bill ratified in Raleigh; environmental groups say rules weaken laws

Before this year’s session of the General Assembly adjourned Wednesday evening, a bill regarding coal ash regulations in North Carolina was ratified for presentation to Gov. Pat McCrory. But environmental…

Councilman requests presentation from PD in light of Missouri protests

Councilman requests presentation from PD in light of Missouri protests

City Councilman Earl Sheridan wants the community to know more about the Wilmington Police Department’s policies and procedures in light of the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and other incidents…

City council amends urban mixed-use zoning, stops short on related Galleria request

City council amends urban mixed-use zoning, stops short on related Galleria request

Despite some members’ concerns they were proceeding too quickly, Wilmington City Council has gone forward with an amendment to its urban mixed-use district that would allow the higher density approach…

Lee to be sworn to state Senate seat today

Lee to be sworn to state Senate seat today

Wilmington attorney Michael Lee will be sworn in today as the newest member of the North Carolina Senate. A candidate for the seat in the upcoming elections, Lee has been…

UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted in Wilmington

UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted in Wilmington

UPDATE: The boil water advisory referenced below was lifted Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. TUESDAY UPDATE: A water service outage scheduled to end today at 4 p.m. for an area in…

Film credit program added to Senate calendar

Film credit program added to Senate calendar

Three weeks after the Senate left Raleigh—and left questions unanswered about the state’s film credit—the proposal to convert the state’s expiring film incentive into a grant fund program is on…

Conservation groups praise felony protection for Venus flytraps

Conservation groups praise felony protection for Venus flytraps

A new law that would make Venus flytrap poaching a felony has passed the General Assembly and has been presented to the governor for final approval. The law, which would…

More than 30 fire hydrants to be added in four New Hanover communities

Four New Hanover County communities are getting more than 30 fire hydrants as a result of a partnership between the county’s fire services and the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.…

‘Fix’ in the works to permit Castle Street market

‘Fix’ in the works to permit Castle Street market

Wilmington City Council is resolving to find a solution to a permitting issue that is preventing an outdoor market on Castle Street from being held as often as organizers would…

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