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House defeats bill that could have lured Continental Tire to Brunswick Co.

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videoThe NC House defeated on Tuesday a bill that would have provided incentives to lure Continental Tire to Brunswick County, leaving the fate of the project up in the air. Full story...
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Romney headlining Tillis fundraiser in Charlotte

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Mitt Romney is appearing at a fundraiser in Charlotte for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis. Tillis campaign spokesman Daniel Keylin said in an email that Romney was headlining the private event in Charlotte on Tuesday night. Full story...
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NC judge weighs legality of school vouchers plan

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A North Carolina judge is hearing arguments on whether it's constitutional for tax money to be used to pay for tuition at private or religious schools. Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood hears arguments on the issue on Tuesday. Full story...
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Judge Lewis fires back after Martin named next Chief Justice

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videoA battle between two Republicans in the non-partisan race for North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice took an interesting turn today, when Gov. Pat McCrory said he will appoint one of the candidates to the post. Full story...
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Council wants more feedback on Castle Street Peddler Flea Market

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video Some local businesses say the City of Wilmington cost them some valuable foot traffic after shutting down the Peddler Flea Market on Castle Street. The city shut the market down last month when it realized the market violated city ordinance. Now neighboring businesses are worried about their losing their own profits. Full story...
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WPD credits ABC Review Policy for drop in downtown crime

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video Downtown crime continues to decrease. Wilmington's police chief says over the past few years they have seen a 68 percent decline. Full story...
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NC General Assembly coming back again next week

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North Carolina legislators failed to complete their primary work session for the year because House members couldn't agree quickly to work through bills that address economic incentives, local sales taxes and funding teacher assistants. Full story...
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Annual regulatory changes OK'd by NC legislature

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The annual Republican list of changes to North Carolina regulations for business and the environment is headed to Gov. Pat McCrory for his approval. Full story...
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Burr concerned about radical Islamic group's threat to US

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videoUS Senator Richard Burr made some stops in the port city today. The two-term senator said 10 years ago, when he was on the House Intelligence Committee, there were about three things we would worry about before he went to bed at night. Full story...
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McCrory defends handling Duke shares, sale

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videoNorth Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory attributes the omission of Duke Energy shares he previously owned from his annual disclosure form to a misinterpretation by his attorney. Full story...
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Together 48 years, couple fights NC marriage ban

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Same-sex marriage is one step closer to being legal in North Carolina. And for one elderly couple, time is of the essence. Full story...
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Educators, supporters protest along busy Wilmington road

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videoWilmington area teachers and their supporters took a stand for education today. Decked out in red, they stood along South College Road near UNCW at lunchtime to make a statement about what they call the disrespectful actions of the General Assembly toward students and educators. Full story...
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New Hanover GOP picks Lee to fill Goolsby's Senate seat

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videoElection Day is still more than two months away, but Michael Lee should soon be New Hanover County's new state senator. Full story...
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Paper or plastic? In Carolina Beach, you could no longer have an option

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videoCarolina Beach is taking the lead on an environmental effort to "rise above plastic." Town council will discuss a possible ordinance against plastic bags tonight. After decades of public education, the Cape Fear Surf Rider Foundation says it's time for action. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. moves forward with comprehensive planning

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videoNew Hanover County is announcing the first phase of its Comprehensive Plan to citizens today. It is focused on crafting policies that will shape new hanover county over the next 25 years. Full story...
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