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Martin beats out Brunswick County's Lewis for Chief Justice

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Chief Justice Mark Martin has won election to an eight-year term on North Carolina's Supreme Court. He beat Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis of Southport capturing about 70 percent of the vote, according to returns tabulated by The Associated Press. Full story...
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Chief justice debate missing a candidate

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videoCandidates for state Supreme Court Chief Justice were scheduled to debate Tuesday in Brunswick County, but only one showed. Brunswick County Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis and newly-appointed Chief Justice Mark Martin were slated to debate this evening, but Martin decided not to show up and send a surrogate instead. Full story...
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Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

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A Republican Court of Appeals judge will join the state Supreme Court two months before he's scheduled to be on the ballot to run for the same seat on North Carolina's highest court. Full story...
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Judge Lewis fires back after Martin named next Chief Justice

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videoA battle between two Republicans in the non-partisan race for North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice took an interesting turn today, when Gov. Pat McCrory said he will appoint one of the candidates to the post. Full story...
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Judge holds bond for ministry leader accused of '90s sex crimes with child

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video Nearly two dozen people filled a Brunswick County courtroom today trying to make the case that a minister charged with sex crimes involving a child two decades ago should be let out of jail. Full story...
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Ola Lewis files to run for NC Supreme Court Chief Justice

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videoIt was no secret Brunswick County Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis planned to run for North Carolina Supreme Court this year. She made that announcement last summer. What was not widely known was her intention to run for Chief Justice. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Drug Treatment Program gets $200,000 grant

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The Honorable Ola M. Lewis is pleased to announce the Brunswick County Drug Treatment Program has been awarded a $200,000 grant by the Department of Justice. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Banned football coach says he did nothing wrong

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video Two Brunswick County pee wee football coaches are being forced to take a knee before the season kicks off. Now one of the exiled coaches says he was blind-sided by the judge's decision. For Brian McDowell, football isn't just a game, it's a way of life. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge lowers bond for former staffer facing felonies

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video Wednesday Tammie Pierce and her son Kyle were arrested and charged with a number of felonies for possession of stolen goods. Today, Tammie Pierce walked out of jail after having her bond reduced from $50,000 all the way down to $2,500. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Judge Ola Lewis to run for Supreme Court, appear on Fox News tonight

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videoBrunswick County Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis plans to run for the North Carolina Supreme Court. Lewis tells WWAY NewsChannel 3 she announced her candidacy earlier this month at the NCGOP Convention. Full story...
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