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Governor, NC Senate Republicans talk about budget

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Gov. Pat McCrory has met with Senate Republicans to try to look at ways to narrow their differences over budget adjustments that were supposed to be in place three weeks ago. McCrory's office and a top budget negotiator confirmed the governor visited the Senate Republican Caucus on Tuesday morning for about 90 minutes. Full story...
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Political group running another anti-Tillis NC ad

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An independent political group plans to spend more than $1 million over the next two weeks for a television ad critical of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis by trying to link him to conservative financiers. Full story...
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Five highlights on NC child health in new report

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According to a new report, children in North Carolina are healthier and better at math and reading than they were nearly a decade ago. The Kids Count report is created by the Annie E. Casey foundation, a philanthropy and research organization based in Baltimore. Full story...
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Charlotte, Duke, consider airport coal ash plan

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Charlotte officials and Duke Energy are still considering Charlotte Douglas International Airport as a site for millions of tons of coal ash now at Mountain Island Lake. Full story...
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Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum

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The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due. It was Charles Taylor - a mechanic in the brothers' Dayton bicycle shop - who built the engine for the airplane that first took flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on Dec. 17, 1903. Full story...
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CFPUA project could cost residents thousands

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videoNew Hanover County and Cape Fear Public Utility Authority are installing new sewer and water lines in the Heritage Park Area. Connection to the lines is mandatory and residents must hire their own plumber. Folks living in the area are speaking out and they're not happy. Full story...
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Post 10 aims for third state title in a row

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videoWilmington Post 10 won the state title in 2012 and 2013. Can they make history and win the state title for American Legion baseball in 2014? If successful, they'll become the first team in North Carolina to win three consecutive state championships for American Legion baseball. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff: Internal investigation into Hewett death complete

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's office has wrapped up its internal investigation into the death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Sheriff's K-9 dies over the weekend

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to report the passing of K9 Officer “Clyde”. Clyde was part of the bloodhound team along Deputies Josh Smith and Chris Powell, and canine sister “Bonnie." Clyde was handled primarily by Deputy Powell. Full story...
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WPD increasing patrols after recent rash of car break-ins around Greenfield Lake

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videoWilmington Police say several break-ins in the same area around Greenfield Lake means more police patrols there, along with warnings on how people who park there can avoid being the next target. Full story...
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WPD: Man facing several charges after using stolen gun to shoot at teen

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Police arrested a Wilmington man who, witnesses said, was firing a gun at a teenage girl early Monday morning. Full story...
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Deputies bust Bladenboro meth lab, arrest three on drug charges

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Deputies busted a meth lab in Bladenboro yesterday, landing three people behind bars in connection to the drug operation, with additional arrests expected. Full story...
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Controversy over child with illness

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video New Hanover County School system denies request for school reassignment for a child with illness. Full story...
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$160M bond referendum takes the next step towards November ballot

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video A 160-million-dollar bond referendum takes the next step towards the November ballot in New Hanover County. A capital needs study shows New Hanover County Schools are overcrowded and need renovations. This bond would fund those projects, but not all of the commissioners want it to get passed. Full story...
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License check results in five drug arrests

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According to spokeswoman Emily Flax, officers were performing a license checking station at Old Shallotte Road and McMilly Road in Shallotte around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. They said they found 89 bags of heroin along with pills, marijuana, paraphernalia and a gun in one car. Full story...
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