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ONLY ON 3: Government e-mails discuss gambling boat in New Hanover County

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video WWAY has found e-mails on the New Hanover County government server to a county commissioner and several state legislators that talk about a gambling boat docking along our coast. Full story...
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New Hanover County Commissioner Berger hacks off fellow commissioners calling last minute news conference

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video “First this is crap for a notice! 2 hours really?? I have a 1130 NHC meeting so I cannot attend. I would caution you to make sure you are speaking as an individual and not for the (County Commissioners) as I dont believe we took action on any of these issues." -- Jason Thompson to Brian Berger on calling a news conference without giving commissioners ample notice. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Thompson won't run again in 2012

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This will be Jason Thompson's last term in elected office. At least for now. Full story...
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COMMENTARY: First we were "ignorant"; Now Commissioner Thompson says we're "whores"

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When asked about being in the media spotlight of late and the commission being transparent, Thompson told the local newspaper, "They are whoring themselves out for ratings.” Full story...
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Thompson wants more county power over uninsured cars

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Drivers who don't have car insurance may have their car impounded if a New Hanover County Commissioner has his way. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Thompson berates Futch about Skyway comments

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video If there's anything you can say about New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson it's you know where he stands. This week Thompson challenged the mayor of Leland to set the record straight after the mayor falsely accused Thompson of having a conflict of interest in the proposed Cape Fear Skyway project. Full story...
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Commission chair wants answer about ballot mix-up

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video Yesterday's election ballot mix-up has New Hanover County Commission Chair Jason Thompson wanting answers. Thompson says someone has to take responsibility for what went on with the ballots at Freedom Baptist Church and the Northeast Library. Full story...
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Back from vacation, LaNasa continues tax vote battle

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video Justin LaNasa continues fighting the county's new sales tax hike by holding the county to the letter of the law. Though the bickering continues, some county commissioners say they're on track to get the tax enacted by October 1. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: DA to check out commissioners' e-mails

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We spoke with District Attorney Ben David today. He didn't want to comment on camera, but he said he will look into the claims. That's not to say the commissioners did anything wrong, but David says there is a law that county employees cannot use a public server for political use. Full story...
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LaNasa plans to continue tax vote challenge

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LaNasa says he has evidence county commissioners committed voter fraud. Full story...
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UPDATE: Thompson answers Airlie e-mails with tax pitch

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video Pressure to balance the budget is leaning heavily on New Hanover County Commission Chair Jason Thompson. The county is short some $14 million, and so apparently is Thompson's patience. Full story...
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