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Bush criticizes Congress for slow progress on spending bills

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President Bush is criticizing the Democratic-led Congress for a stalemate in Washington. Full story...
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N.C. Board schedules hearing on Black's optometry license

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The State Board of Optometry has scheduled a hearing to consider disciplinary action against optometrist and former House Speaker Jim Black. Full story...
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Dole, McIntyre weigh in on SCHIP bill

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While here Sen. Dole weighed in on the SCHIP bill. She said while she wants to reauthorize it and supports expanding funding for the program, she says the bill hurts North Carolina in its current form because the source of the funding comes from a heavy tobacco tax. Full story...
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Wright won't be reappointed to committees

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Wilmington lawmaker Rep. Thomas Wright has lost his chance for reappointment to five different committees on which he had previously served. Full story...
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Marine-based research group needs funding

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A marine-based research group in Wilmington may not be around much longer if it doesn't get the state funding it needs. Full story...
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Pender County election to be double expected cost

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Thanks to a few new items on the ballot, the upcoming election in Pender County is going to cost about twice as much as expected. Full story...
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New Hanover County assistant county manager retiring to become minister

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videoAfter 35 years of public service New Hanover County's assistant county manager is stepping down. Pat Melvin has spent her entire adult life serving in the New Hanover County government. Full story...
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City, county to add Cape Fear Utility Authority jobs

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Wilmington City Council meets Tuesday night. One item on the agenda is approving nearly $1 million to help fix the troubled sewer system. City Council will approve the funds to go to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. The organization is a merger between the city and county water and sewer. The money will go to help with start up costs. Full story...
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Students learn about nation's history on Constitution Day

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videoMonday is Constitution Day and students nationwide are learning about our nation's history. Full story...
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Brunswick County gets new congressional office

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Brunswick County's growing population has brought a new congressional office to the area. Full story...
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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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