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Archive for May, 2012

Foreclosure rates in Wilmington up again

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — A new housing report out today indicates foreclosure rates in the Wilmington area are on the rise. These figures, coming from CoreLogic, show rates in March 2012 at nearly three percent.

While that’s up from this same time last year, the Wilmington rate is actually lower than the national foreclosure rate.

That rate sits at almost three and a half percent.

The report also says the local mortgage delinquency rate is nearing six percent, more than it was at this time last year.

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Lack of funding could mean more commercial fishing restrictions

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Gov. Perdue’s budget included proposal for more positions for marine fisheries to monitor sea turtles, Atlantic sturgeon

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Group urges change in redistricting

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Coalition says legislative staff, not lawmakers, should draw districts

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Beach visitors experience minor effects from Beryl

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — As Tropical Depression Beryl makes its way to Southeastern North Carolina, beachgoers have noticed some changes during their time on the shoreline this afternoon.

There is a yellow flag up for all of Wrightsville Beach right now as a caution for swimmers to try and avoid rip currents. Beachgoers say the wind has picked up a little today and the water is pretty rough.

New Hanover County Emergency Management is not taking any precautionary measures and they expect minimal impact to the coast.

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TV ad targets tax money for ballpark as city consultant prepares for public meeting tonight

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A new TV commercial hopes to tune in Wilmington taxpayers. The commercial aims to attract support from folks not interested in using tax dollars to pay for a new ballpark.

The group behind the new ad hopes to draw in more support from the community that they say should not be held financially responsible for the ballpark.

“This process has not been fair to the taxpayer of Wilmington,” said Chris Farr of Americans for Prosperity, which paid for the ad.

These Wilmington residents say they do not want to pay for a new ballpark, and they’re taking their opinion on the airwaves.

Scott Harry is featured in the 30-second commercial that will play on cable stations across the Cape Fear. He says enough is enough.

“I cannot stand another tax, especially on a luxury we cannot afford, especially in this economic climate,” Harry, founder of the Privately Funded Baseball Alliance, said.

Americans for Prosperity paid $20,000 to run the ad. Members say they fully support the efforts of the Privately Funded Baseball Alliance, because they believe citizens should know where their money is going.

“Not only is this a bad project and a bad deal for taxpayers, but these taxpayers have a right to know every step of the process in a very open and transparent way, and that is not happening here in Wilmington,” AFP’s Dallas Woodhouse said.

Meanwhile the city’s consultant, National Sports Services, continues to work on figuring out if a plan to build the ballpark is a good one for Wilmington. NSS says customer surveys show an overlap between what the city wants and where the citizens stand.

NSS will present those findings along with information on possible sites for the ballpark at a 6:30 p.m. at Wilmington City Hall.

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