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Cape Fear Blues Festival kicks off

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videoA weekend full of great music begins Friday night as the Cape Fear Blues Festival gets underway. Full story...
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Visitation for 2-year-old boy run over by car Friday; Likely no charges filed

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videoA funeral service for 2-year-old Carter L. Gilson is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. at Coble Ward-Smith funeral home. Investigators say Carter was run over by 28-year-old Stevie Wallace over the weekend in a private driveway. Full story...
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NC Film Office says production has spent $268 million and created 19,000 jobs in last six months

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As of July 15, more than 40 productions had filed “intent to film” forms indicating that they have filmed or will film in the Tar Heel State. The resulting activity accounts for more than 3,300 production days spread across 35 of the state’s counties. The job opportunities include more than 3,000 crew positions for the North Carolina’s highly skilled film professionals, 500 well-paying talent opportunities and 15,000 background talent positions. Full story...
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Legislature appears intent on protecting charter schools from sharing how they spend tax dollars

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videoThe N.C. House of Representatives today passed a charter school bill that includes a provision to shield individual employee salaries from the public. The bill, which was sent to a conference committee for further revisions, was approved 62-36. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues 10 boaters southeast of Bald Head Island

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The Coast Guard rescued 10 people Thursday after their 22-foot pontoon boat the people were on started taking on water southeast of Bald Head Island. Full story...
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North Brunswick added to BB&T Jamboree

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videoNorth Brunswick High School has been added to the BB&T Jamboree lineup next month at Legion Stadium. This means all three high schools in Brunswick County will be included along with the four high schools from New Hanover County, Whiteville, South Columbus and Wallace-Rose Hill in the high school football showcase. Plus, despite a rainy Thursday night in Wilmington we have an entertaining piece from the Shark Tank! Full story...
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Child killed, charges not filed

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videoA woman questioned in the death of a 2-year-old over the weekend has been arrested again. This time in Pender County for DWI and this is not her first run-in with the law. Full story...
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NC House fails to concur on moped regulations

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The North Carolina House has rejected a Senate version of a bill creating new regulations for mopeds. The House voted 51-54 Thursday against concurring on a bill that would have required insurance and registration with the state for mopeds. Full story...
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Trench collapse kills civilian at Fort Bragg

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Fort Bragg officials say a construction worker was killed when a trench fell in on him as he was installing pipes. Spokesman Adam Luther said the unidentified man was in a trench near the Ammunition Supply Point near the Pope Army Air Field side of the post on Thursday. Full story...
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Two charged in fatal attack on UNC professor

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A professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has died after an attack near campus, and two men face multiple charges in the incident. According to police, 59-year-old Feng Liu was found lying unresponsive Wednesday. Authorities say Liu suffered serious head wounds and was taken to UNC Hospitals. He died Thursday morning. Full story...
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Another trial delay for former NC lawmaker

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The new trial for former North Carolina Rep. Stephen LaRoque has been delayed again. Attorney Elliot Abrams, a member of LaRoque's defense team, said Thursday that the retrial has been moved from October to Feb. 2, 2015. Full story...
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GOP-backed bill includes laundry list of changes

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An omnibus bill backed by Republican leaders in the North Carolina House is seeking to make dozens of changes to state laws. The changes include eliminating a task force that works to reduce child deaths and a provision allowing public charter schools boards to include members representing for-profit education companies. Full story...
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NC Senate passes Medicaid reform legislation

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The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that changes how Medicaid is administered and paid for in the state. Senators approved the measure, 28-17, on Thursday. It would create a new state agency to oversee and manage Medicaid and partially privatize it. The bill would carve out Medicaid regions in the state where both private companies and hospital-led health plans would compete for contracts to serve patients there. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Damaged road fixed after report

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videoWe told you last night about Trucking Lane in Brunswick county that was damaged by Duke Energy. As promised, Duke Energy sent out contractors Thursday to fix the road. Full story...
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NC Senate approves county sales tax changes

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The North Carolina Senate has approved a bill changing how counties impose sales taxes beyond what the state collects. The Senate voted Thursday to limit nearly all of the state's 100 counties to a local sales- and use-tax of 2.5 percent, including large urban counties that are currently allowed to raise the sales tax to 2.75 percent. Full story...
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