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High Point City Council may use Berger removal example to get rid of mayor

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Some members of High Point City Council want Mayor Bernita Sims to resign. They might present a resolution Thursday asking her to step down. If she won’t, can they fire her? Full story...
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Kure Beach honors town attorney for 50 years of service

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video The town of Kure Beach took time to recognize a special contribution from a very special man. Andy Canoutas has been the town attorney for 50 years. He looks back fondly. Full story...
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New poll shows McCrory approval dropping

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video North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has seen his approval rating decline since his inauguration, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The left-leaning firm Public Policy Polling says just 39 percent approve of the job McCrory is doing, while 51 percent disapprove. Full story...
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Attorney for Berger amotion appeal to cost thousands in taxpayer dollars

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video While a court is set to hear the appeal of Brian Berger's amotion, the question arises about how much the county will spend on hiring an attorney for the case. Full story...
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No tax increase in Wilmington budget

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video Wilmington City Council voted in favor of no property tax increase in next year's budget at Tuesday night's meeting. The nearly $88 million dollar budget was designed to maintain core services. It also includes a 2 percent pay raise for all employees and funds a 1.5 percent merit raise for eligible employees. Full story...
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Online option for NC local governments approved

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The Senate has again narrowly passed legislation allowing local governments in some North Carolina counties to use their own web sites to post required legal notices instead of local newspaper advertisements. Full story...
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StarNews: County officials look into statewide bill as way to remove Berger from office

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video New Hanover County is almost out of options to remove Commissioner Brian Berger from office – primarily because Wednesday is the deadline for state legislators to file local bills. Full story...
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Piling up parking tickets could mean consequences

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videoFeeding the meters is a price we have to pay sometimes in order to park in the city limits. And if you don't, you could find a yellow envelope under your car windshield. But some leaders say ticketing is just not enough. Full story...
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Bill clearing boards and commissions faces tough road in NC Senate

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Republican-backed legislation to clear out more than 100 people currently on North Carolina state boards and commissions will now likely slow down because House and Senate leaders disagree on the details. Full story...
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Sex trafficking bill clears NC Senate

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video State legislators passed legislation requiring sex traffickers or pimps to register as sex offenders. The bill, proposed by Sen. Thom Goolsby, passed the Senate in a unanimous vote Monday evening. Full story...
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Obama signs order to begin spending cuts

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videoPresident Barack Obama has signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts, officially enacting across-the-board reductions that he opposed but failed to avert. Full story...
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Onslow County breaks ground on government complex

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Onslow County commissioners have broken ground for a new $22 million government complex outside of Jacksonville. Full story...
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Monkey Junction Annexation bill passes in Senate

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A bill that would keep people who live in Monkey Junction from having to pay six months of Wilmington taxes took its first step today. Full story...
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Successful Roe v. Wade attorney speaks at UNCW

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video It was a case that made history in our nation, Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court's decision legalized abortion 40 years ago and remains the law of the land. The powerhouse attorney who won that case spoke at UNCW Tuesday. Full story...
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StarNews: Goolsby files bill to combat sex trafficking in N.C.

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videoA bill filed in the state Senate Wednesday by a local senator would require those convicted of human trafficking, or pimps, to register as sex offenders. Full story...
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