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Chamber not happy with Commissioners Dawson and Barfield's vote on Special Use Permit changes

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Last night’s vote adds another hurdle to overcome in an already difficult business climate. From year-end 2002 to year-end 2012, New Hanover County lost 1,987 manufacturing jobs, 26% of our manufacturing base. Full story...
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Commerce secretary says film plan gives counties option, some local leaders not so sure

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videoGov. Pat McCrory proposed a new plan for film incentives in his budget plan. Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) says the plan introduced in a budget bill Thursday definitely raises concerns. Meanwhile New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield says the plan creates a local burden. Full story...
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Rouzer, Barfield head for fall showdown for 7th District seat in Congress

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videoRepublican David Rouzer gets another chance to win the North Carolina congressional district he lost two years ago by a razor-thin margin Rouzer won Tuesday's Republican primary against Woody White and Chris Andrade in the 7th Congressional District. Full story...
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Commissioner Berger leaves comment on story about where he's been the last few months

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I will take a Polygraph. WWAY and the Wilmington Star-News "reporters" won't. Anyone who wants to see the message from the Star-News, Ashley Withers, "Lie and tell me what my bosses want for the story or I will, with their direction, make something up." That's the Star-News attitude. Full story...
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Trash talk continues as county looks for landfill solution

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videoSince at least the 1980s New Hanover County Commissioners have debated what to do with the county's trash. After a work session on the issue today, the debate continues. Full story...
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VOTE 2014: 2 Democrats, 3 Republicans run to replace McIntyre in US House

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videoThis fall someone new will win the 7th District seat in the US House of Representatives representing much of southeastern North Carolina. When Mike McIntyre decided not to run again, it opened the door. Full story...
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Barfield gets late challenger, Democratic primary for US House

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videoThere will be a Democratic Party primary in the race to replace Rep. Mike McIntyre in the US House of Representatives. Full story...
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Barfield, White, Rouzer weigh in on Congressional race

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video Jonathan Barfield, Woody White and David Rouzer are three politicians with three different sets of ideas, but they all say they are happy Mike McIntyre has decided to retire at the end of his term. Full story...
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McIntyre retiring from Congress at end of term

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videoRep. Mike McIntyre is retiring after nearly two decades in the US House of Representatives. He said he made the decision after talking with his family during the holidays. 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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Woody White considering run for Congress

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videoNew Hanover County Commission Chair Woody White is considering a run for a much higher office. White is expected to enter the race for the 7th District Congressional seat next year, but White told WWAY last night he will not make a formal announcement until January after GOP sources said the former state senator could make an announcement as soon as today. Full story...
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Commissioners to negotiate solid waste deal with Waste Industries

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video After years of debate the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners has decided to take out the trash, and send it to Sampson County. Full story...
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County funds cannot bail out federal programs

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videoPeople are feeling the effects of the government shutdown nation-wide, including right here in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Berger calls out Republican commissioners

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners yesterday gave Brian Berger a special mandate to show up on time or else. Last night Berger had his first chance to meet that rule, but he showed up 20 minutes after a town hall meeting in Wrightsville Beach ended. But he had more to say than why he was late. Full story...
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Berger shows up for meeting 20 minutes after it ends

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video There was a noticeably empty seat at the town hall meeting in Wrightsville Beach Monday night. That chair was supposed to be occupied by recently reinstated Commissioner Brian Berger. Full story...
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