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Friday is deadline for New Hanover County voter registration

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Attention voters: the deadline for voter registration is this Friday: Sept. 15, 2007. Full story...
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General Assembly passes economic incentives compromise

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The General Assembly has approved an expanded economic incentives package for large manufacturers, particularly two tire companies. Full story...
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Burr to replace Craig on Veterans' panel

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North Carolina Senator Richard Burr will replace Idaho Senator Larry Craig as the Veterans' Affairs Committee's top Republican. Full story...
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Man ordered to clean property harasses workers

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The Winnabow man ordered to clean up his property because it was deemed a junkyard couldn't get it done in time. And now he's under a court order to stay away from the people doing it. Full story...
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City Council votes on speed limit change, drainage

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Wilmington City Council made some important decisions Tuesday night. Council members voted to reduce the speed limit in certain areas of town from 35 to 25 miles per hour. Full story...
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Homeowners could cover cost of maintaining inlet

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The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is meeting now to decide if some local homeowners will help covering the cost of maintaining Mason Inlet. Full story...
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Council to vote on Market Street drainage improvement

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videoWilmington's City Council meets tonight and there's one item on the agenda that has the attention of local business owners along Market Street. Full story...
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White House press secretary Snow to leave in mid-September

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Tony Snow is leaving his job as White House press secretary on September 14th. An administration official says Snow is going to be replaced by his deputy, Dana Perino. Full story...
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Easley vetoes Goodyear bill

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Governor Mike Easley today vetoed a bill to give up to 40 million dollars in incentives to the Goodyear Tire and Rubber plant in Fayetteville. Full story...
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McIntyre delivers federal funding checks

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Do you ever wonder where all your federal tax dollars are going? Tuesday people in Brunswick County found out. Full story...
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Washington looking for Attorney General replacement

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The guessing game is underway in Washington over who will be the next attorney general. One day after Alberto Gonzales said he is stepping down there is no shortage of opinions about what his departure will mean. Full story...
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Elections staff examining legislative contributions

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An elections official says a review of political contributions given to state legislators is being expedited on the request of Mecklenburg County lawmakers. Full story...
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Gonzales to step down after months of defending himself

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Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says leading the Justice Department has been one of his "greatest privileges" -- but now, he's stepping down. Full story...
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Bush faces more dissent over troop withdrawal

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President Bush is facing more dissent in the ranks. A published report claims his top general wants to reverse the troop surge in Iraq. Other republicans have broken ranks with President Bush on Iraq, but no-one like Sen. John Warner. Full story...
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Senator to run for governor

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Gubernatorial candidate Fred Smith was in Wilmington Wednesday, talking about his goals if elected. Full story...
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