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Venus flytrap poaching now a felony

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videoStealing a rare carnivorous plant native to our area is now a more serious crime. Full story...
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More NC ads from Hagan and allies, Koch group

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More ads are filling North Carolina's airwaves in the US Senate race, considered one of the most expensive in the country. Full story...
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Brian Berger released from jail

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is out of jail for the first time in more than three months. According to the New Hanover County Jail, Berger was released to a Jail Diversion program around 1 p.m. Full story...
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NC agency reviewing Medicaid expansion options

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North Carolina's health secretary says her agency is collecting information for Gov. Pat McCrory to offer him possible options for expanding Medicaid coverage under the federal health care overhaul. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory announces 25-year transportation vision; says it may help film

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video Gov. Pat McCrory made a stop in the Port City today to announce a 25-year vision for the state's transportation. Full story...
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Teen's death sparks pickup debate

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videoState troopers continue investigating the vehicle from the crash that killed one teenager and injured seven others. Now, we're asking legislators what they think about North Carolina's law concerning passengers riding in the beds of trucks. Full story...
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Police talk use of force on council agenda

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videoWilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous talked use of force in front of city council tonight. The conversation was inspired by events in Ferguson, MO, where riots broke out after an unarmed black teenager was shot by a white police officer. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board must pay back raises

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videoBrunswick County School Board members must repay two years' worth of raises. In a news release this afternoon, the district said the sole authority to adjust local school board salary and expenses rests with the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. Full story...
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Governor to unveil transportation vision in Wilmington

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videoGov. Pat McCrory will unveil his vision for transportation tomorrow during a statewide tour that starts in Wilmington. Full story...
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Christie stumps for Tillis in Wilmington; duo avoids protestors

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video New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stopped in Wilmington this morning to campaign for North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis in his race for the US Senate against incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan. Full story...
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Moral Monday gives voters a voice

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videoFolks from many races and religions were out in downtown Wilmington in support of Moral Monday. A rally that billed itself initially as one about voting rights turned into a rally about equality of all types. Full story...
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Bald Head Island residents call for manager to go

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video Bald Head Island residents pointed fingers at village management during a village meeting today. After nine public safety officers were disciplined recently, including five who were fired, for personnel matters, residents say they want to see change in leadership. Full story...
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McCrory won't call lawmakers back for special session

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video In what could be the final nail in the coffin for North Carolina's film industry, Gov. Pat McCrory says he will not call for the General Assembly to return to Raleigh for a special session. Full story...
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Changes at the top on Bald Head Island?

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videoSources tell WWAY that residents will ask for Bald Head Island Village Manager Calvin Peck to be fired at Friday’s meeting, and this won't be the first time. Residents and former employees said they are fed up with the way Peck has been running Bald Head Island and plan to ask for Peck to go. Full story...
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Group: NC restrictions deny hundreds of votes

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An election reform group says two specific portions of North Carolina's new voting law prevented hundreds of people from having their ballots counted during the May primary. Democracy North Carolina held a news conference Wednesday to remind people about the voting restrictions and to urge people to register to vote before the Oct. 10 deadline for the November election. Full story...
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