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THIS JUST IN: NC House passes amendment that keeps film rolling for now

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videoIt wasn't exactly what State Rep. Ted Davis (R-19th District) wanted. But, film supporters said it's better than nothing. Thursday night, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed, 90 to 26, Davis' amendment that would trade film tax credits for a grant program. Full story...
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NC film industry in doubt after committee kills incentive changes

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video Could this be the beginning of the end for North Carolina's film industry? Rep. Ted Davis (R-19th District) proposed three changes to a budget bill hoping to extend the state's film tax credit program. He thought he had the green light for it this morning, but that's not what happened. Full story...
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Film incentive update heads to House Finance Committee

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A bill to eliminate the end of North Carolina's film incentives overcame its first hurdle in the General Assembly today. HB 1142 passed its first reading as the House of Representatives referred it to the Finance Committee. Full story...
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State lawmakers talk film incentives over BBQ

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videoThe Wilmington business community rubbed elbows with area elected officials at an annual barbecue and we used this opportunity to ask state Representatives about current issues that matter to you. Full story...
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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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