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NC state workers, governor to remember King

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North Carolina state employees are gathering again in a downtown Raleigh church to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor a state worker for improving their community and race relations. Full story...
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Civil rights group to announce more NC protests

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Civil rights leaders are going to announce their plans for another round of protests over Republican policies in North Carolina. Full story...
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Council votes to overhaul funding for civic development partners

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video Wilmington City Council members say that economic development is key for the future of the city and now they want to make sure they’re doing all they can to get the most bang for the taxpayers buck. Full story...
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Entertainment tax forces commissioners to raise Airlie admission

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video It could cost you more to stop and smell the roses as a new entertainment tax goes into effect in the Tar Heel state. Full story...
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Belville moves forward after commissioner resigns

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video The Belville Board of Commissioners officially has an open seat, but four days after Charles Bost submitted his resignation his fellow commissioners still don’t know why he quit. Full story...
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Council salaries will go up with city workers' wages

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video Soon, the Wilmington City Council and the Mayor will get raises when city workers do. On Tuesday night, the council approved the new policy. Full story...
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Teachers speak out at school board meeting to discuss tenure changes

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videoSome North Carolina teachers will have to make the grade if they want an increase in pay and a four year contract. The state legislature is making changes, which includes eliminating tenure by 2018. Tonight, the New Hanover County School Board met to discuss those changes. Full story...
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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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