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School board member upset over loss of web domain

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video A New Hanover County School Board member has learned what could happen if you let a domain expire. Elizabeth Redenbaugh discovered she could not re-register her website because someone else owned it. She was surprised to find out who the new owner is. Full story...
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Experts on both sides of gay marriage debate square off in forum

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Experts on both sides of the gay marriage debate in North Carolina are squaring off on the same stage for what may be the last time before a May 8 vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex unions. Full story...
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City, state leaders talk issues over breakfast

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Jobs, jobs, jobs. That was the focus of the annual legislative breakfast with members of Wilmington City Council and our state legislature. Full story...
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Commissioners vote down family planning grant, Barfield regrets decision

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video Providing contraception for women has been a national topic for months, and now it has sparked debate in New Hanover County. Commissioners unanimously voted down a state grant that would fund contraceptive supplies and services in the county. Full story...
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Fayetteville city manager resigns amid pressure

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Fayetteville's city manager is stepping down amid pressure from City Council members unhappy with him opposing the council's vote to end a type of police search where officers do not have a warrant. Full story...
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Charlotte receives funds for unsolved sexual assault cases

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A unit within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has received a federal grant of almost $500,000 to give higher priority to unsolved sex crimes and homicides. Full story...
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NC Auditor report criticizes rural Vanpool program

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The North Carolina auditor's office says a state program that provides transportation service to rural areas was grossly mismanaged. Full story...
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NC House forming task force aimed at unemployment fraud

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The North Carolina House is forming a task force to see what it can do to discourage people from attempting to bilk the state unemployment insurance system of benefits. Full story...
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Vice President Biden to visit N.C. for campaign stump

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Vice President Joe Biden is visiting North Carolina this week to join his wife in stumping for the Obama Administration's push for community colleges. Full story...
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FDA to investigate safety of inhalable caffeine

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The Food and Drug Administration will launch a safety investigation of a new product that allows consumers to inhale caffeine through a lipstick-sized portable device, rather than drinking it. Full story...
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NC telecommunications agency to shut down in April

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A North Carolina state agency that created videos for state government and got public service announcements on television is closing its doors in April because of cash flow problems. Full story...
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Candidate names filed ahead of NC presidential primary, majority in Libertarian party

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More than half of the candidates expected on North Carolina's presidential primary ballots in May come from the Libertarian Party. Full story...
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State GOP leaders report fundraising advantage over Democrats

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Republicans now in charge of the North Carolina Legislature are benefiting from newly-earned political power in their campaign coffers, too. Full story...
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State Rep. Larry Womble released from hospital, moved to rehab

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A colleague of State Rep. Larry Womble says the nine-term Democratic lawmaker has been released from a Winston-Salem hospital, where he was recovering from injuries received in a head-on collision last December. Full story...
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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge joining race for NC governor

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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge is entering the Democratic race for North Carolina governor. Full story...
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