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Pender County News

ONLY ON 3: Soles, Boseman end historic careers in legislature

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video The two have made history. Julia Boseman is the first openly gay senator. With 42 years in the House and Senate, R.C. Soles has served longer than any other legislator ever. The two say despite some bumps in the road, it's been a memorable run, and they hope to remain active in their communities. Full story...
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Coastal homeowners could qualify for insurance premium discounts

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video The state Department of Insurance is offering premium discounts on wind and hail policies. People who take or have taken steps to protect their homes against wind and hail may qualify. Full story...
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Voting underway in run-offs

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The only statewide race is the Democratic nomination for US Senate. Bladen, New Hanover and Pender counties also have run-offs on the ballot. Tune in to WWAY NewsChannel 3 tonight for results. Full story...
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Early voting numbers vary by county

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Early voting for the June 22 run-off elections is doing better than expected in a few counties, but for some the turn out is disappointing. Full story...
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State settles Ag-Mart case

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Workers at Ag-Mart's North Carolina farms say their children suffered severe birth defects as a result of pesticide misuse. One woman, who was pregnant when she worked for Ag-Mart, had a son born with no arms and no legs. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pesticide Board to consider settlement with Ag-Mart

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Workers at Ag-Mart's North Carolina farms say their children suffered severe birth defects as a result of pesticide misuse. One woman, who was pregnant when she worked for Ag-Mart, had a son born with no arms and no legs. Full story...
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Top Republican asks top Dems to block Soles

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The top Republican in the state Senate wants the governor and the Senate's top Democrat to block bills filed recently by Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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Rip currents could be problem this weekend

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If you plan on going to the beach this Memorial Day weekend, watch out for rip currents. There is a high risk of rip currents for New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick County beaches. Full story...
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A look at some bills introduced by our legislators

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Bills with local interest include state control of video gaming machines, enhancing the state's film incentives, changes to New Hanover County's ABC board and a subsidy for a non-profit. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA candidates talk about the Soles bill to split the district

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video "Soles has a history of abusing his office and abusing his power," says Joe Sinsheimer, a consultant for the Democratic Party. "And it's incumbent upon Senator Basnight to take a stand and publicly rebuke Senator Soles for this kind of self-serving and embarrassing legislation." Full story...
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