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Today's headlines from 'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice'

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video A convicted felon is in jail after police say he set fire to a historical home on Richard Switch Road. Jamie Early Barton is facing a slew of charges and is being held without bond. Full story...
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Commission passes on county GOP's nominee for open seat; selects Thomas Wolfe

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video With a Republican majority, the New Hanover County Commission thumbed its nose at the county GOP today, passing on the party's nominee to fill an open commission seat. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan 'frustrated' in Washington as fiscal cliff nears

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video With the impending fiscal cliff just 19 days away, it is critical for Democrats and Republicans to simply agree. Hope in Washington is fading. President Obama says there is no deal until Republicans give in on a tax increase for the top two percent of earners. Full story...
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McCrory greeted by angry protestors in Asheville

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Governor-elect Pat McCrory was welcomed to Asheville by angry protestors Saturday night. Full story...
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Today's headlines from 'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice'

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video Get a sneak peek at today's headlines from Pender County. Full story...
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City council one step closer to deciding fate of old building

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video City council is one step closer in deciding the fate of the old Taste of Country Restaurant at 236 South Front Street. Full story...
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City council redefines leash law

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video The council approved an amendment requiring dog owners to keep their dogs on a visible and tangible leash when not on private property. Full story...
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Navassa leaders say K-9 case should have been handled better

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video During the Navassa town council meeting, leaders addressed the issue of former officer Kevin Smith and his fight to keep his K-9 partner. The town's attorney, Norwood Blanchard, says the town's efforts to fight for custody of the dog was because of the amount of money the town invested, from vet bills to training. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Chadbourn town councilman asked to resign

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video It was a war of words Tuesday night in the small town of Chadbourn. Councilman Edwin Roberts was at the center of controversy during a town council meeting and some say it's time for him to go. Full story...
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Council approves $10K for new lighting around Kenan Memorial Fountain

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videoCouncil members also came up with a safety plan for the Kenan Memorial Fountain. The council approved $10,000 for lighting to be installed around the structure. Several accidents have damaged the 90-year-old fountain at Market and Fifth Streets. Full story...
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Barfield reelected, two new members join New Hanover Commission

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videoThe New Hanover County Commission will soon have two new members after Tuesday's election. The three spots up for vote went to Republicans Beth Dawson, Woody White and Democratic incumbent Jonathan Barfield. Full story...
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NC energy panel meeting again in Raleigh

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Members of a panel directed by the Legislature to develop regulations that would allow for expanded North Carolina inland energy exploration are still developing their plan to complete their tasks. Full story...
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Rep. Hamilton, Harmati square off in WHQR political forum

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video From education to transportation to fracking, the NC House District 18 candidates took part in a WHQR Public Radio forum Thursday evening. Full story...
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Melissa Gott nominated by New Hanover Co. GOP to replace Ted Davis

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video New Hanover County may soon have a woman on the board of commissioners. That's if the county GOP has its way. Wednesday night, Melissa Gott was nominated by the party to replace former Commission Chair Ted Davis on the board. Full story...
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Historic Wilmington house temporarily saved from demolition

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video A historic house along Front Street may have been given a temporary reprieve from the wrecking ball, but the future is still uncertain for the condemned classic. Full story...
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