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Few primary challenges for area legislators

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If you head to the polls in southeastern North Carolina this spring for primary elections, there's a good chance you won't see races for the General Assembly on your ballot. There are three senate districts and seven house districts that cover Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties. But of those 10 districts, only three will have a primary May 6. Full story...
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Local leaders discuss future of inlet dredging

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video Where were you when the ship hit the sand? That’s the question Carolina Beach Inlet association is asking state and federal lawmakers, but they say it’s no laughing matter. Full story...
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Town Hall meeting discusses importance of policy in New Hanover County

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video Policy is a six letter word, but according to the North Carolina Justice Center its meaning effects everyone from the mountains to the coast. Full story...
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NC House tentatively OK's concealed weapon bill

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The state House has given its initial approval to Republican legislation that would expand where concealed weapon permit holders can carry or store their pistols, while extending penalties for crimes committed with a gun. Full story...
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Supporters of film industry rally downtown

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With only two days notice, supporters of Wilmington's film industry attracted thousands of people Downtown to rally against possible changes in the state's film incentives. Full story...
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Davis files bill to fund CFCC MarTech program

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videoRepublican Rep. Ted Davis filed a bill in the state House today to protect the more than $688,000 for the program in each of the next two fiscal years. Full story...
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Local lawmaker fights for incentives

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videoState Representative Ted Davis is rallying local leaders together to promote the film industry. In 2010, the state's film tax incentives were increased from 15% to 25%, letting production companies keep more money in their pockets. Full story...
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Davis measuring support for beach smoking ban

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video Rep. Ted Davis is assessing support within legislation for a bill to give New Hanover Co. beach towns the power to enforce smoking bans on the beaches. Full story...
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State lawmakers meet with local leaders

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video State leaders came down to the local level this morning. In a meeting at Wilmington City Hall, state lawmakers met with area leaders. The meeting comes as Republicans get ready to take greater control of state government. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger arrested for DWI, colleagues respond

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was arrested again this morning. This time for driving while impaired. Wilmington Police arrested Berger in downtown Wilmington around 2 a.m. Full story...
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NC House candidates talk fracking and homeowners insurance

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video With the first day of early voting behind us, Thursday night folks in New Hanover County got the chance to meet candidates for NC House Districts 19 and 20. Full story...
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Davis/Swearingen and Catlin/Gale candidate forums TONIGHT on RTV and WHQR at starting at 7 p.m.

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video WHQR 91.3fm Public Radio will host and broadcast two candidate forums with Ted Davis (R) and Emilie Swearingen (D) for NC House District 19 and Rick Catlin (R) and Tom Gale (D) for NC House District 20. The forum is TONIGHT at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The forums will also air live on 91.3fm and on RTV. Full story...
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'Smear campaign' started against Gott to keep her out of Davis's seat

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video New Hanover County Commissioners decided to send nominee Melissa Gott back to the county GOP for more vetting after someone complained that she's not a full time resident of the county. Gott was nominated to take over for Commissioner Ted Davis after he was named to the state senate. Full story...
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New Hanover GOP to nominate replacement for Davis

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The New Hanover County Republican Party meets to nominate someone to fill Ted Davis's old seat on the County Commission. The County Commission will consider the nomination later this week. Full story...
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Davis takes oath for NC House

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While the challenge of election remains for Ted Davis Jr. in his bid to represent NC House District 19, the early resignation of legislator and fellow Republican Danny McComas has allowed Davis to slide in for the short remainder of McComas's term. Full story...
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