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Berger released from jail after being arrested for failure to appear

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video Brian Berger has been released from jail after being back behind bars Friday. The New Hanover County Commissioner was arrested Friday morning after he failed to appear in court. Berger is no stranger to running behind schedule, but Friday there was a serious price to pay for his tardiness. Full story...
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Local legislators react to Perdue's decision

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video Gov. Bev Perdue's decision not to run again caused a political ripple throughout the state today. Here in town we caught up with Democratic Rep. Susi Hamilton and Republican Sen. Thom Goolsby to get their reaction. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Poll - If Mayor Saffo ran against Senator Goolsby

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According to a new poll conducted on behalf of Progress North Carolina, a New Hanover senate seat could be very competitive this fall. Full story...
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Leaders discuss business of education over breakfast

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videoLocal and state leaders met for breakfast this morning and to discuss business of education. The New Hanover County School Board held a breakfast meeting to inform leaders about the importance of considering education as a top priority, especially when it comes to planning the 2012 budget. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Can voters recall Brian Berger?

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has had a chaotic and controversial couple of weeks. It all came to a head yesterday when the other county commissioners asked for his resignation. Wednesday night Berger released a statement saying he looks forward to continuing his service as a county commissioner. That has many thinking could or will there be a recall vote? Full story...
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Berger assault charge dropped; Goolsby attorney

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The New Hanover County District Attorney has dropped an assault charge against New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Full story...
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Goolsby upset with trooper allegations

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North Carolina Senator Thom Goolsby released a statement, expressing his frustration with the letter from Hoyt Tessener and the allegations against state troopers Edward Wyrick and Andrew Smith, that has them on administrative duty. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Goolsby says US 17 signs would replace old ones; DOT says probably not

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Sen. Thom Goolsby says his plan to rename US 17 will not spend unnecessary money. Today Goolsby clarified his bill, which calls for $100,000 in DOT money to pay for new signs. The senator says the legislation will only replace signs that are in need of repair. Those signs would then have the name "US Marine Corps Highway." Full story...
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Goolsby wants US 17 renamed to honor Marines at cost of $100k

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Sen. Thom Goolsby has sponsored a bill in the state legislature to designate US 17 as US Marine Corps Highway. The bill calls for $100,000 of Department of Transportation funds be allocated to pay for signage for the road. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 FROM RALEIGH: Perdue unveils $20B budget for next year

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video Gov. Bev Perdue announced this morning how she plan to close a multi-billion-dollar budget gap. Her budget plan eliminates thousands of jobs and keeps most of a temporary states sales tax increase for the next two years. But if anyone came out on top with the governor's budget, it's teachers. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Government e-mails discuss gambling boat in New Hanover County

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video WWAY has found e-mails on the New Hanover County government server to a county commissioner and several state legislators that talk about a gambling boat docking along our coast. Full story...
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Goolsby files involuntary annexation bill

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Legislation proposed in the North Carolina House and Senate would put a moratorium on involuntary annexations in the state. Full story...
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Goolsby takes Senate oath

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Thom Goolsby replaces Democrat Julia Boseman, who decided last year not to seek reelection. Full story...
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Wilmington wishlist faces challenge from Republican legislature

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video Christmas is right around the corner, and many folks are getting their wishlists in order. Wilmington City Council is no different. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. candidates discuss hot topics

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video Time is ticking and elections are just days away. New Hanover County held not just one or two forums but three different forums. Senate, school board and county commission candidates had one last chance to make their pitches to voters. Full story...
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