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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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Media outlets plan NC Senate debate without Hagan

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A television news outlet and North Carolina's two largest newspapers will hold a debate next month in the U.S. Senate race even if Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan doesn't participate. Time Warner Cable News North Carolina says it will air a live debate Oct. 21. The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer of Raleigh also are producing the debate. The cable channel says Republican Thom Tillis and Libertarian Sean Haugh have agreed to participate if they meet criteria. Full story...
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Judge rules Berger violated probation

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video Three months since his latest arrest, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger finally learned his fate today. Full story...
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Pair of judicial candidates switch party ahead of election

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video Judicial races in North Carolina are non-partisan, but a pair of candidates in one local race for judge have switched parties ahead of November's election. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Brunswick Co. School Board can't give itself a raise

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video It looks like the Brunswick County School Board cannot give itself a raise after all. Full story...
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Hagan, Tillis spar in first debate

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videoOn the debate stage there were no shortage of fireworks as Sen. Kay Hagan and NC House Speaker Thom Tillis went head to head. The first of three debates in the race for Hagan's US Senate seat saw the incumbent Democrat and her Republican challenger come out prepared. Both candidates wanted to talk about numbers. Full story...
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