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Camp Lejeune cancels 4th of July fireworks

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Base leaders at Camp Lejeune have decided to cancel this year's 4th of July event for the public to minimize the fiscal impact on vital programs affected by sequestration. Full story...
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NC House tentatively OK's concealed weapon bill

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The state House has given its initial approval to Republican legislation that would expand where concealed weapon permit holders can carry or store their pistols, while extending penalties for crimes committed with a gun. Full story...
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Late Sen. Ed Jones recalled by NC General Assembly

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Former legislative colleagues from both political parties are remembering state Sen. Ed Jones as a man of dignity who inspired loyalty and cared about education. Full story...
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House bill would restrict species from commercial fishing, raise recreational license fees

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video Commercial fishing is a $180 million industry in North Carolina. Now a bill in the state House could filet a chunk of commercial fishing And turn it over to recreational anglers. Full story...
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NC Baptist chief Harris looking at US Senate bid

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The pastor of a large Charlotte church who is also president of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention says he's prayerfully considering a 2014 bid for the US Senate seat held by Democrat Kay Hagan. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mayor responds to Bring It! Downtown spending problem

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video Wilmington City Council met for the first time today since a WWAY investigation uncovered big questions about the way a marketing group set up to bring people to downtown Wilmington spent public dollars. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council discusses public access TV channel

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video Wilmington City Council members continue to discuss bringing back a public access channel to our area. Both the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County provide local programming, but neither of them include a public access channel. Full story...
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Senate bill would remove class size cap, cut teacher aides

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videoA school budget bill in the General Assembly could make things even tougher on classroom teachers, and that could mean an impact on your child's education. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission schedules special meeting on Berger amotion

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The New Hanover County Commission has scheduled a special meeting later this month to consider a petition of amotion against Commissioner Brian Berger. Full story...
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Turnpike projects, including Cape Fear Skyway, added to McCrory's road overhaul

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Some North Carolina lawmakers say approving Gov. Pat McCrory's transportation overhaul will be a bit harder after a House committee added several turnpike projects to the bill. Full story...
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