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Archive for May, 2013

Oak Island sewer district fees going up again

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

As town leaders in Oak Island put another budget together, residents are hearing a familiar story: sewer district fees are on the rise again.

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Five-car wreck sends four people to hospital

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A five-car pile-up clogged part of North College Road during the afternoon rush.

Investigators on scene say crews took four people to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. A women involved in the crash says one of them was pregnant.

No word on who or what caused the wreck.

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Wilmington ranked among best housing markets

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It looks like Wilmington’s housing market is on the rebound. The Port City is ranked among the best markets in the country over the next five years.

The website “Business Insider” ranks Wilmington number 13 on the list and is expecting growth over the years.

Homeowner Joel Wilson says he’s been waiting for the day he could get a return on his investment.

“Now it’s back where I can sell it for a profit and I take that money and hopefully buy a bigger better house,” he said.

Wilmington home prices are down 25 percent since their peak in 2007. One real estate agent says this makes people want to buy and build.

“A lot of commercial real estate is back with national retailers wanting to be in this area again and signing leases. Waterfront properties are very popular at the moment, too, because it’s affordable again,” realtor Marcello Caliva said.

Caliva says you can’t beat the value.

“Tou have new construction for under $400,000 in a well established development with great amenities and centrally located,” he said.

Wilson, who works is in the construction business, says they cannot find enough tradesmen to build houses. He says Wilmington is a desirable place for people to live and now affordable.

“I think it’s really going to increase the market, sales and people coming to this area,” Wilson said.

Caliva says it would take some houses up to a year to sell. Now they’re on the market for three months or less.

Caliva says the market went up so quickly and so high that it became unrealistic for owners and those home values to stay in place. He says over the past eight months realtors have been overwhelmed with work.

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Hear from Wilm actors who moved to LA for their big break

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Earlier this week, we introduced you to two actors who moved from Wilmington to Hollywood to pursue their dream. Robert Dough and Kathy Sue Holtorf joined us for a Google Hangout to talk about their big move out West and provide advice for aspiring actors

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Have you seen these trailers? Reward of up to $5,000 being offered

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in locating a tractor trailer and lowboy trailer.

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