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Archive for February, 2013

WEATHER: A weekend flurry chance? Why not.

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The cooler temperatures continue in to the weekend as west and north westerly winds continue to pump in slightly cooler air under a sky mixed with sun and clouds. Normally we see

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News & Notes – N.C. House pages; CFCC student honor; summer camps

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Haley Meier of Laney and Mark Sean Moser of Hoggard assisted state legislators while serving as pages in Raleigh.

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Randy to the Rescue: Burlap Table Runner

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As Randy Aldridge has displayed in the past, burlap can be a versatile fabric.

This week he is turning an inexpensive piece of burlap into a stunning table runner. If your dining table is starving for a new look, check out Randy to the Rescue.

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Monkey Junction Annexation bill passes in Senate

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A bill that would keep people who live in Monkey Junction from having to pay six months of Wilmington taxes took its first step today.

Sen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) says the bill cleared the Senate Finance Committee with a unanimous vote. It now moves to the floor of the Senate for a vote.

Wilmington annexed about 1,000 acres of Monkey Junction in January 2012 after a court ruling found that changes the General Assembly made to annexation laws were unconstitutional. However, the General Assembly later passed a law that requires cities to get approval from a majority of property owners before involuntary annexations can go forward. Monkey Junction residents overwhelmingly opted out of the annexation.

City projections estimate the six months Monkey Junction was in the city generated about $100,000 in tax revenue.

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McCrory concerned about return of payday loans

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Gov. Pat McCrory is concerned about a bill that would allow a form of short-term borrowing to return to North Carolina a decade after the legislature outlawed payday loans.

McCrory spokeswoman Crystal Feldman said Wednesday the governor has objections to a Senate bill that would reinstitute a class of loans of up to $500 for which lenders could charge fees reaching $75. Industry representatives say the government-regulated loans provide a needed credit option for people with nowhere else to go.

Feldman says this and similar legislation don’t align with McCrory’s objective to lessen the financial burden of families. She says high-risk loans put families in danger of incurring debt.

Two key Senate Republicans are among the bill’s primary sponsors. The payday lending industry has hired several lobbyists.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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