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Rep. Alice Bordsen will not seek re-election

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A North Carolina state House member says a decade is long enough in the General Assembly and she won't seek re-election. Full story...
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Wilmington Mayor Saffo gives State of City address

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video Mayor Saffo took the time to reflect on last year, examining the issues and high points, while also looking forward to this year and what the future months will bring. He touched on several aspects from a controversial budget plan to crime rates. Full story...
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Rep. Mike McIntyre says he would promote bi-partisanship if he seeks governor's office

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A day after Governor Bev Perdue's announcement that she will not seek re-election, the focus now is on who will take her seat. Full story...
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McCrory prepares for hometown campaign

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Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory will campaign in earnest for North Carolina governor starting next week in the county where he spent much of his childhood. Full story...
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Funding approved for Carolina Beach dredging project

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Congressman Mike McIntyre's office announced today Carolina Beach is one step closer getting much-needed dredging. Full story...
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Occupy Wilmington mourns downfall of democracy

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A funeral procession complete with casket and dirge marched through the streets of downtown Wilmington today. It was not a person the Occupy Wilmington group mourned, but what they call the downfall of democracy. Full story...
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City Council approves Market Street annexation

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Wilmington City Council voted unanimously to pass the annexation of a residential project in the area of Market Street and Marsh Oaks Drive. Full story...
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Perdue signs executive order to change state rules for unemployment benefits extension

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Governor Beverly Perdue has signed an executive order changing state rules so that as many as 25,000 long-term jobless workers could keep getting extended unemployed benefits after the end of the month. Full story...
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Automatic teacher dues billl blocked for now

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A judge for now has blocked a new law from taking effect that stops members of North Carolina's leading teacher lobbying group from having their dues removed automatically from paychecks. Full story...
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Navassa Mayor calls newspaper article "a lie"

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The city of Navassa has faced criticism in recent months for its handling of the city's finances, but now a new issue has come to light. Our partners at the Local News Review published an article Thursday saying Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis signed a contract with Shalimar Construction, in which the city would pay for 14 private sewer taps on private property. Full story...
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