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Commissioners renew support for film program

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videoThe New Hanover County Commission had their first meeting of 2015 this afternoon. Monday they passed a resolution in support of the film industry. Full story...
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Former NC lawmaker attempting to have case dismissed

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A former North Carolina lawmaker convicted on a dozen federal counts is trying to get his case dismissed. WRAL in Raleigh reports attorneys for former Rep. Stephen LaRoque allege prosecutors improperly extended the term of the grand jury that indicted him. Full story...
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NC governor says incentives are top priority early in session

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Gov. Pat McCrory says the legislature needs to act early this year to refresh North Carolina's economic incentives offerings because he lacks tools needed when pitching North Carolina to company executives. McCrory told a new year's business economic forum Monday he wants lawmakers to develop a "strategic incentive program" with changes "in a matter of weeks" if the state wants recent job announcements to continue. The legislative session isn't expected to begin in earnest until Jan. 28. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McCrory looks back on 2014

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videoIt's been almost two years since Gov. Pat McCrory took office, and today we sat down with him exclusively and asked him is North Carolina better than it was two years ago? Full story...
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Cooper responds over NC absence in Obama lawsuit

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Attorney General Roy Cooper is responding to complaints about why North Carolina isn't among the states challenging President Barack Obama over his executive order on immigration. Gov. Pat McCrory joined the lawsuit filed this week and spearheaded by the Texas attorney general accusing Obama of overstepping his constitutional authority. McCrory is a plaintiff, but Cooper is not involved. Full story...
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NC governor enters immigration order lawsuit

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he joined a lawsuit brought by the Texas attorney general challenging President Barack Obama's executive order last month on immigration because the president exceeded his powers laid out in the U.S. Constitution. McCrory made North Carolina one of the 17 states involved in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court over Obama's order designed to keep as many as five million people living illegally in the United States from being deported. Full story...
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Veterans get feisty with the VA in Wilmington

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videoThere was a feisty meeting at the VA clinic Monday night in Wilmington. The VA is holding these meetings to get feedback from veterans about what they are doing right and what they could improve on. Full story...
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Chester City councilman killed in shooting

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The Chester County Sheriff says a city councilman has died after a drive-by shooting. Sheriff Alex Underwood told local media outlets that Chester City Councilman Odell Williams was shot Tuesday night. Underwood says no arrests have been made. He says detectives are working to locate some suspects, whom he would not identify Wednesday. Full story...
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NC panel eyes unannounced fracking inspections

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Hearing officers who studied public comments on fracking in North Carolina are recommending that rules be revised to allow unannounced inspections of hydraulic fracturing operations. The report was prepared by three members of the state Mining and Energy Commission for the full board to consider at meetings starting Thursday. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. wages less than state, national averages

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videoThe New Hanover County Commission approved the second phase of its comprehensive plan tonight. The second part was about existing conditions in New Hanover County and looking toward our future. The plans second phase is one with an eye on population, the economy, and other things like parks and recreation. Full story...
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