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Archive for March, 2010

New Hanover commissioners look at raising taxes to help budget deficit

Monday, March 15th, 2010

By Chris Mazzolini,Chris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

The budget hole in New Hanover County is so deep that officials could close every library, abandon every park, and cancel every other discretionary program and the county would still be short nearly $3 million.

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Hampstead completes deal for public boat ramp

Monday, March 15th, 2010

By K.J. WilliamsCitydesk@starnewsonline.com

The Hampstead public boat ramp land deal is finally ready to launch. Closing documents for the deal were signed at 3:15 p.m. Monday, said Brian Dillin, secretary to the board of the Pecan Grove Plantation Homeowners Association.

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ABC board weighs reopening Castle Hayne liquor store

Monday, March 15th, 2010

By Veronica Gonzalez and Chris MazzoliniStaff writers

The New Hanover County Alcoholic Beverage Control board is studying the feasibility of re-opening the shuttered store at 6015 Castle Hayne Road, which closed in 2007 because it wasn’t making enough money.

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Wilmington woman plans to take trip with lottery winnings

Monday, March 15th, 2010

A Wilmington woman told lottery officials she planned to travel to Cancun or Jamaica with the $250,000 she won last week in the North Carolina Education Lottery’s Mega Millions drawing.

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Counties face inspections conundrum

Monday, March 15th, 2010

By Gareth McGrath,Gareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Making sure buildings are safe and built right is one of the basic and most important functions a government can do for its citizens.But what if there’s little to nothing for inspectors to inspect?

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