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History made as Perdue takes oath of office

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History was made in Raleigh on Saturday. Beverly Perdue took the oath of office, and is now our state's first female governor. Full story...
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Governor's candidates focused on state dropout rate

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North Carolina's major gubernatorial candidates are making reduction of the state's dropout rate a part of their campaign. Full story...
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Lottery gets tepid support among governor's candidates

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North Carolina's biggest lottery booster is less than a year away from leaving office. Full story...
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Moore files for governor's race, challenges Perdue to debate

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State Treasurer Richard Moore has officially entered the race for governor. Full story...
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County has plan for $10 million budget shortfall

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New Hanover County has come up with a way to make up for its part of the $10 million budget shortfall. Full story...
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County missing $7 million

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New Hanover County and Wilmington officials have discovered a major miscalculation in this year's property tax evaluation. Translation: the county is $7 million short. Full story...
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Congress dispute could delay tax returns

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A dispute in congress could mean delays in tax refunds for millions of taxpayers. Full story...
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White House stays largely silent on destroyed CIA tapes

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White House lawyers have advised President Bush's spokeswoman not to answer specific questions about why the CIA destroyed tapes of terror suspects under interrogation. Full story...
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Two new members to join City Council

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Kristi Tomey and Ronald Sparks will be sworn in at Tuesday evening's City Council meeting. Full story...
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City gets hybrid cars

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The city of Wilmington is going green on the road. The city purchased the first of seven new Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid cars for its fleet. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority drops three top employees

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videoThe Wilmington Housing Authority Board of Directors is cleaning house. Tuesday night the WHA voted to fire the agency's three top employees. According to one of the Housing Authority commissioners people living in the 1,500 rental units managed by the group will not be affected by the changes. Full story...
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New Hanover County commissioners discuss land transfer tax

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Could the land transfer tax end up on a ballot in New Hanover County? Full story...
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Senate confirms new attorney general

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The United States has a new attorney general Friday morning. The Senate confirmed Michael Mukasey late last Thursday. He takes over the justice department from Alberto Gonzales. Full story...
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GOP punishes 5 early voting states by stripping half their delegates

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The Republican Party has decided to punish five states including South Carolina for scheduling early primaries. Full story...
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Two Wilmington City Council seats up for grabs

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It's a short ballot in Wilmington. There are just two City Council seats up for grabs. Full story...
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