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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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Politicians and the public got up close and personal

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videoThe League of Women Voters hosted an up-close-and-personal event this weekend. Elected officials and voters talked face-to-face this weekend in Wilmington’s Northeast Library Assembly Room. County Commissioners, NC House Representatives, and even the Mayor were in the building to answer questions directly. Full story...
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NCDOT Sec. addresses licenses for immigrants, I-140 construction

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video The newly-appointed secretary of the NC Department of Transportation made a stop in Wilmington Friday. Tony Tata joined other dignitaries at a luncheon hosted by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. Before the event got underway, Tata addressed his department's decision to issue driver's licenses to qualifying immigrants, saying it's a matter of public safety. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fireworks erupt among Bladen Co. Commissioners, audience

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video Tempers flared at tonight's Bladen County Commissioners' meeting after commissioner Charles Peterson showed his disapproval of the board's no-vote in naming the emergency services building after former county Deputy Fire Marshall John Hall. Full story...
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Today's headlines from 'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice'

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video Get the inside scoop on the stories making headlines in the Pender-Topsail Post & Voice. Full story...
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CFCC student to march in Inaugural Parade

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video A student from Cape Fear Community college will take part in the inaugural parade in Washington D.C. next week. After his swearing in Monday, President Obama will lead the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. Full story...
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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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