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GOP: Proper for officials to refuse to marry gays

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Twenty-eight Republicans in the North Carolina Senate are urging state courts administrators not to punish employees who refuse to marry gay couples based on religious objections. Full story...
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Old Topsail school starts new chapter

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videoThe old Topsail High School is back open as the new home of Pender County's Eastern Annex Building. Full story...
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Crowded field of 7 vies for 4 open New Hanover School Board seats

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videoThree incumbents and four challengers are vying for four seats on the New Hanover County School Board. It's historical perspective against new ideas. Full story...
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Long lines as early voting starts

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videoFrom now until Nov. 1, registered voters can cast their ballot at any early voting site in their county. It all started this morning. Full story...
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School leader explains need for $160 million bond

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videoNew Hanover County voters have the choice to pass a $160 million school bond this election season. The money would fund 14 projects across the county, including a new elementary school, renovations to existing schools and technology updates. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The many hats of Jim Leutze

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videour Extraordinary Person of the Week has penned a new book with his perspective on where North Carolina once was and is now. His experience in the Tar Heel State is vast and has him thinking we're headed in the wrong direction. This week we introduce you to the many hats of Jim Leutze. Full story...
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McCrory on UNC scandal: 'It's academic fraud'

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videoGov. Pat McCrory was in Wilmington Wednesday talking about the Chapel Hill scandal, along with a number of other high profile topics. McCrory attended a Coastal Resources Commission meeting to learn more about issues facing the Carolina coast. When talk turned to the topic of scandal at UNC, the governor did not mince words. Full story...
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Pender sheriff candidate's DWI case continued to after Election Day

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videoPender County Sheriff candidate Scott Lawson was back in court on charges of DWI and reckless driving, but a judge continued the case until after Election Day. Full story...
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Chief justice debate missing a candidate

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videoCandidates for state Supreme Court Chief Justice were scheduled to debate Tuesday in Brunswick County, but only one showed. Brunswick County Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis and newly-appointed Chief Justice Mark Martin were slated to debate this evening, but Martin decided not to show up and send a surrogate instead. Full story...
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Three candidates vying to replace McIntyre in Congress

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videoIt's the first time the job has been open since 1997, and three men are vying for the position Rep. Mike McIntyre leaves behind. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan visits Wilmington, speaks about Medicare, debates and Ebola

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videoSenator Kay Hagan made a stop in the Port City to speak to seniors about the future of Medicare and Social Security. Full story...
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McMahon, Vaughn square off in race for New Hanover Sheriff

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video Sheriff Ed McMahon and challenger Jason Vaughn discuss the state of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Bald Head Island HR director out

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video The public voice of Bald Head Island is out after village leaders decided to move in a new direction. Full story...
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State: Charter Day School salary submission incomplete

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videoState regulators say a local charter school company failed to meet the requirements for information it asked for two months ago. Full story...
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Judge: GOP can intervene in gay marriage cases

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A federal judge has allowed Republican lawmakers to intervene in a pair of challenges to North Carolina's now-defunct gay marriage ban, potentially enabling them to appeal to the US Supreme Court. Full story...
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