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NC House Republicans have choice of 6 for speaker

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Republican candidates to succeed Thom Tillis as North Carolina House speaker are walking the fine line between praising his four years leading the chamber and critiquing his tenure to promote their independence. There are six announced candidates heading into Saturday's meeting of the House Republican Caucus in Asheboro. The lawmaker they choose will almost certainly become speaker when the full House meets in January for the formal elections. That's because the GOP holds 74 of the chamber's 120 seats. Full story...
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Zapple confirmed as winner in New Hanover Co. Commission after recount

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The results of the November election of New Hanover County Commission stands following a recount Thursday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Veterans upset about military ballots made public

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videoThe security of absentee ballots from members of the military and other voters sent to the New Hanover County Board of Elections may have been compromised via a public e-mail server, WWAY has learned. Full story...
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Court: Some NC legislator emails must be released

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A federal court says North Carolina legislators aren't required to give up emails and papers exchanged with other lawmakers and staff to those suing over the state's election-overhaul law. But U.S. Magistrate Judge Joi Peake said their correspondence with third parties is largely fair game. Full story...
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New Hanover elections protest denied

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videoThings got heated at today's New Hanover County Board of Elections meeting, when the board denied an Election Day protest. Full story...
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NC lawmakers examine rules for Uber, Lyft, Airbnb

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North Carolina lawmakers have heard presentations on digital services that allow people to sell car rides through a smart phone app or rent out rooms to travelers. Car services such as Uber and Lyft and short-term rental sites including Airbnb represent a new business model that legislators are studying ahead of the session that begins in January. Full story...
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Court allows gay marriage in South Carolina

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A federal court has cleared the way for gay couples to be married in South Carolina. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday denied state Attorney General Alan Wilson's request to block the marriages while it hears his appeal. Full story...
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Hickey requests recount in New Hanover Commission race

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videoThe race for New Hanover County Commission is not over yet. The Board of Elections says Republican Derrick Hickey has requested a recount in the election. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission approves land purchase for new school

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners have approved letting the school district spend more than $1.6 million to buy land for a new school. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. elections director jailed for assault on female

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videoNew Hanover County's elections director will spend the rest of the weekend in jail after being arrested Saturday night. Full story...
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