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Monkey Junction Annexation bill passes in Senate

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A bill that would keep people who live in Monkey Junction from having to pay six months of Wilmington taxes took its first step today. Full story...
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Goolsby wants to punish open records, meeting violators with jail

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby says it's time officials who violate state public records and open meetings laws are punished. That's why he's filed a bill that would could send violators to jail. Full story...
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StarNews: Goolsby files bill to combat sex trafficking in N.C.

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videoA bill filed in the state Senate Wednesday by a local senator would require those convicted of human trafficking, or pimps, to register as sex offenders. Full story...
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McCrory talks up priorities in NC State of State

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videoRepublican Gov. Pat McCrory says his new administration will focus on the economy, education and the efficiency of state government services. Full story...
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Goolsby to file bill to exempt Monkey Junction residents from city tax

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) plans to file a bill in the General Assembly that would keep Monkey Junction residents from paying taxes to Wilmington for the six months they were part of the city. Full story...
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Unemployed challenge state leaders to live off $350 a week

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videoSome political activists want some state leaders to put their money where their mouth is. At a rally in Wilmington today the group said the governor and other Republican leaders should try to live on the amount they want the state to pay the unemployed. 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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StarNews: Goolsby, Hamilton team up to battle sex trafficking

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video Two state lawmakers from Wilmington say they want to pass new laws to battle the problem of sex trafficking of minors in North Carolina and offer more treatment and less punishment to its young victims. Full story...
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Goolsby beats Butler for second term in NC Senate

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video In the race for NC Senate District 9, incumbent Republican Thom Goolsby won out over Democrat Deb Butler. Full story...
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New ads continue attacks in state senate race

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video We are less than two weeks away from Election Day. You may have noticed the two candidates for state senate have made their race very personal and turned up the heat with a new wave of political ads hoping to sway voters on their way to the polls. Full story...
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Tensions run high between Butler, Goolsby at candidate forum

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video The candidates for NC Senate District 9, incumbent Republican Thom Goolsby and Democratic challenger Deb Butler, wasted no time trading jabs at a forum Tuesday night hosted by 91.3fm WHQR. Full story...
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Jury finds Berger not guilty in appeal of protective order violation

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video A Brunswick Count jury has found New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger not guilty of violating a protective order. Berger had appealed an earlier ruling that he had violated the order back in November. Full story...
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Goolsby says bill would help clarify NC concealed weapon law

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video No guns in school is a no brainer, but what happens when your school is also a church? Sen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) hopes a new bill will help clarify. Full story...
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Republican lawmakers say Perdue budget, tax hike 'ain't gonna fly'

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video Gov. Bev Perdue's proposed budget includes a big boost for education, but it relies heavily on more money out of your wallet. The $20.9 billion spending plan depends on a sales tax increase. Full story...
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State senators say they have votes to block Monkey Junction annexation

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video State Senators Thom Goolsby and David Rouzer announced today they have enough support to pass a bill that's already passed in the House when they go back to the General Assembly. If it becomes law, it would stop forced annexation in Monkey Junction through the end of the year. But the effort does not stop there. Full story...
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