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Thompson wants more county power over uninsured cars

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Drivers who don't have car insurance may have their car impounded if a New Hanover County Commissioner has his way. Full story...
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Governor Perdue orders flags lowered to half-staff

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Governor Perdue has joined President Obama in ordering all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff immediately and through sunset Friday, January 14, in tribute to those injured and killed in the Tucson tragedy this past weekend. Full story...
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Perdue wants to combine criminal justice agencies

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue wants to consolidate three agencies that employ state troopers, probation officers and juvenile counselors into one Cabinet-level department. Full story...
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Gravely Commissioning organizers promised expense reports today; Still no numbers

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Organizers for the Gravely Commissioning and the 11-day party centered around the event told a local newspaper this week that it would be able to provide expense reports on how it spent at least $50,000 in tax payer money by today. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Senator-elect Goolsby on city's legislative agenda ... "Ain't gonna happen."

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Just like any big business, the City of Wilmington will lobby the state legislature next year when it begins its session. There'll be a big difference though. For the first time in more than 100 years, Republicans will run the show. Full story...
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McIntyre ready to work with Republican House

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video It's been a little more than a week since elections wrapped-up. Now many politicians are settling in and getting ready to go back to work. WWAY caught up with District 7 Congressman Mike McIntyre to see what the democrat thinks about his minority position in the house, now that the Republicans have control. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue says feds now investigating her campaign

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says there is a federal investigation into her 2008 campaign. Full story...
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Governor restricting rules by Cabinet agencies

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Gov. Bev Perdue says her administration is trying to prevent bureaucracy from trumping common sense by restricting new rules issued by North Carolina government agencies. Full story...
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"Gentleman's agreement" is sparking controversy in Brunswick County

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videoFor years, Brunswick County's five commissioners have been pocketing $50 a piece just for showing up to their official meetings. Taxpayers are not happy about it. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: A look at what the City of Wilmington spends on subscriptions and dues

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videoWe got a lot of feedback after our recent report about New Hanover County spending almost $200,000 of your money on dues and subscriptions. Tonight, we're shifting our focus to the City of Wilmington. Full story...
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Castle Hayne residents meet again to talk incorporation

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About a hundred people packed the meeting. They all wanted to know about incorporating Castle Hayne. They had plenty of questions. Full story...
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Local citizens group demands agencies' transparency

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A recent report issued by Moody's Economy.com lists the Wilmington, NC metro area as being number two on a list of only 22 national cities; and the only city in North Carolina, slated to head into a double dip recession... Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Perdue campaign fined $30k for flight reporting errors

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Gov. Beverly Perdue's campaign has been fined $30,000 by the North Carolina State Board of Elections for errors stemming from its failure to report more than 40 private air flight going back several years. Full story...
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Bladen County campaigning tactics questioned

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video You've probably seen sample ballots before being handed out by poll workers on election day, already filled out for the candidates they endorse. What you may not have known is that in some places, spots on those sample ballots are for sale to the highest bidder. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council passes annexation policy

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The Wilmington City Council effectively stripped away many limits to extending the city limits. Full story...
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