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HUD gives Ashley Center $56,073

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development has announced a second round of grants

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Poll shows bipartisan support for NC film incentives

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A new poll of North Carolina voters shows support for continuing the state’s film incentives, including broader support among Republicans than Democrats.

The survey conducted by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling earlier this week of 1,076 registered voters found 41 percent of respondents support extending the state’s current tax credit program for film, while 29 percent were opposed. The other 30 percent were not sure.

The poll found Republicans support the program 46-30, while support was lower among Democrats polled at 37-27.

A breakdown of responses by area codes of those surveyed by phone showed some of the lowest support where you might expect the most. Respondents in the 910 area code, which includes southeastern North Carolina, has the second lowest level of support at 34 percent and the highest level of opposition at 40 percent.

PPP says the poll has a margin of error of +/-3.0 precent.


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Duke Energy to host community info session

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Duke Energy is hosting an event next week to speak with the community about coal ash and other issues.

The company will host a drop-in informational event Monday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Coastline Convention Center in downtown Wilmington. It’s invited community members and neighbors to discuss operations at the retired Sutton coal plant on US 421, the new power plant, the company’s ash management plan, community involvement and more.

Earlier in the day, media will get a tour of the the Sutton plant, including the ash basins.


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NC House approves bill that could allow local family to move back home

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

The North Carolina House of Representatives has approved legalizing a medicinal oil made from a marijuana plant to treat epilepsy. The bill now moves on to the Senate for approval.

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Southport water work prompts boil advisory

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

A boil-water advisory could remain in effect until Saturday morning for Southport water customers

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