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Finances improve for 4 Cape Fear governments, 3 still in trouble on state watchlist

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. –– Three local governments in Brunswick County and one in Pender County have been removed...

City prepares to write off nearly $250,000 in uncollectible debt including unpaid civil citations

Statute of limitations, deaths, and bankruptcy are just a few of the reasons the city is forced to write off debts that have yet...
Though at first, it was an option, no tax increase is proposed in Leland for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. (Port City Daily/File)

With EMS transferred to Brunswick County, proposed Leland tax increase dropped for 2019-2020

LELAND --- Now that Leland is no longer responsible for funding its EMS system - now being taken over by Brunswick County - no...
Southport Marina offered to buy Southport's old waste treatment plant for $650,000, a deal that could help relieve the city of its low fund balance. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

Land deal could rescue Southport’s low fund balance, depleted after years of financial troubles

SOUTHPORT --- Southport is a financial bind, and it has been for several years. The small coastal city claims it was on its way to...

With a recession in the rearview, economist shares cautious optimism

WILMINGTON --- Unemployment is down, but don't go burying any gold in your backyard --- yet. UNCW regional economist Dr. Adam Jones presented his economic...