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Register, insure mopeds OK'd by NC Senate panel

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The state Senate is sticking for now with new moped regulations that would require both North Carolina scooter operators to have insurance as well as those vehicles registered with the state. Full story...
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Medical examiner: Crisco died of heart problems

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The state medical examiner's office says the death of former NC Commerce Secretary and congressional candidate Keith Crisco was due to heart problems. Full story...
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Governor's selection of poet laureate draws fire

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North Carolina writers are unhappy that the governor chose the next poet laureate on his own without going through the typical vetting process of receiving recommendations from a committee. Full story...
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Pender County hires second interim manager in six days

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videoFor the second time in less than a week, the Pender County Commission has hired an interim county manager. Commissioner today agreed to hire Bob Murphy until a permanent manager is hired. Full story...
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NC pastors call for support on marriage ban

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Pastors from across the state will rally to call on Gov. Pat McCrory to defend traditional marriage before a Court of Appeals judge is set to rule on the issue. Full story...
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More questions than answers in Hewett's jailhouse death

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video Officials are keeping a tight grasp on information as the investigation into the death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett continues. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Ron Hewett was tased before death in jail

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WWAY has learned former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett was tased before he died yesterday, according to a source close to the situation. Full story...
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Ronald Hewett lived, died a local legend

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Ronald Hewett was not just a sheriff in Brunswick County. He was an icon. Full story...
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NC budget meeting cancelled until next week

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Another public meeting to keep trying to work out differences between the House and Senate on North Carolina's new budget has been scrapped. House negotiators cancelled a meeting Friday morning after Senate members said Thursday they would not attend. Full story...
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Closing arguments set in hearing on NC voting laws

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Final arguments are underway at a hearing over whether sweeping changes to North Carolina's voting laws will be put on hold until after the November election. Full story...
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McCrory says he'd veto Senate pay plan

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he'd veto any North Carolina budget plan on his desk that raises teacher pay dramatically like the Senate wants because it would mean huge cuts elsewhere to pay for it. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Padgett wishes other council members spent more of travel budget

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videoWilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett's spending habits are making headlines again. Padgett overspent on her travel budget for the fiscal year that just ended. She's the only council member to do so, and it's not the first time. Full story...
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NC senators walk out, return to budget meeting

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videoSo much for compromise. Senate members walked out of budget negotiations Wednesday after making some headway the day before. Full story...
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Oak Island beaches to continue welcoming dogs

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video A huge turnout at Tuesday night's meeting led the Oak Island Town Council to make a decision about banning dogs on the beach. Full story...
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$55M Wilmington transportation bond heads to November ballot

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videoIt's now up to Wilmington voters to either pass or reject a transportation bond. At Tuesday night's meeting, the Wilmington City Council unanimously agreed to move forward with the $55 million bond and put it on the November ballot. Full story...
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