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Redevelopment of Water St. deck crawls along

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videoAfter nearly half a century, the Water Street Parking Deck in downtown Wilmington needs an upgrade, and soon, but plans to remove the deck and redevelop the land are slow moving. Today Wilmington City Council members met again to try to get closer to a decision. Full story...
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Commissioner Berger hasn't attended full board meeting since November

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been noticeably missing from the public eye for the past several months, skipping out on his commissioner duties and not making many appearances at local events. Full story...
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Campaigns heat up in final days

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videoBig political names are in town doing their part to sway voters in the days leading up to the primaries. The race for US Congress in our area is heating up, and the candidates are getting their hands dirty. Full story...
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DA: Sheriff 'unprofessional' in accusations toward challenger

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videoOnslow County Sheriff Ed Brown is under fire after making what the district attorney called "unprofessional accusations" toward his opponent. Full story...
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McCrory attends Asheville festival amid protests

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has appeared at an Asheville music festival despite initial indications that he would skip the event. Full story...
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New chief looking to grow state ports

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videoThe North Carolina Ports Authority has a new executive director. On his second day on the job, Paul Cozza, who comes to the Port City from the Boston area, says he is excited to get started. Full story...
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Panel says NC should spread pension decisions

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A commission is recommending that North Carolina lawmakers change how the state's $86 billion pension system for teachers and state workers handles investments. Full story...
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Rally for film industry slated for May 4

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videoAs the General Assembly heads back to session next month, supporters of North Carolina's film industry hope to make a statement with a rally supporting the state's tax incentives for TV and movie projects. Full story...
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Legislative panel wants Common Core stopped in NC

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videoLegislators want to replace new public school academic standards used by North Carolina and more than 40 other states after hearing parents and other groups complain that the Common Core program is controlling curriculum and classrooms. Full story...
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One-Stop Voting starts Thursday

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videoVoters planning to cast a ballot in this year's primary elections do not have to wait until Election Day. Early voting starts tomorrow across North Carolina. Full story...
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Spell check: Campaign ad needs an education

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videoAn ad for a North Carolina Senate candidate is turning into a teachable moment. In his most recent campaign ads, Republican Michael Lee had one very important word spelled wrong. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Watch McMahon & Causey square off in fiery debate for New Hanover Co. Sheriff nomination

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videoIt's been five years since Sid Causey recommended Ed McMahon to succeed him as New Hanover County Sheriff. And to say over that time the relationship has deteriorated between the current and former sheriff, would be an understatement. Both men admitted that during a live, televised debate on WWAY NewsChannel 3 tonight. Full story...
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Castle Branch ahead of schedule on new building, incentives goals

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videoCastle Branch says it is ahead of schedule on its headquarters expansion in Wilmington and reaching goals needed for incentives approved last year by the state, New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington. Full story...
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McCrory taps Michael Lee for NC Ports Authority Board chair

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has selected a Wilmington attorney and state Senate candidate as the new chair of the NC Ports Authority Board of Directors. Michael Lee replaces Danny McComas, also of Wilmington, who resigned the post late last month. Full story...
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Trash talk continues as county looks for landfill solution

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videoSince at least the 1980s New Hanover County Commissioners have debated what to do with the county's trash. After a work session on the issue today, the debate continues. Full story...
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