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Rabon's proposal could sink Skyway project

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video The Cape Fear Skyway was supposed to ease congestion between New Hanover and Brunswick counties. But it might never happen after a proposal from state Sen. Bill Rabon. Years of planning and people getting their hopes up might have been for nothing. Full story...
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NC lottery ad changes going to House panel

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Bipartisan legislation to place more advertising restrictions on North Carolina's lottery and scale back its marketing connections to education is to be considered in the state House. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves funding to improve Riverfront Park

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videoTonight Wilmington City Council decided to spend more than a half-million dollars to fix up Riverfront Park. The master plan will extend from Market Street through where the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is docked. Full story...
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Council to consider $530k for Riverfront Park, $7k for DBA

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video Wilmington City Council will decide tonight whether to spend more than $500,000 to fix up Riverfront Park. The money is spread out over two agenda items with some of the money coming from a proposed grant. Full story...
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Church takes stand in gun control debate

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videoAfter starting a gun control petition earlier this year, St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte is educating the community. Church leaders say they view gun control as a pro-life initiative and a moral issue, because it threatens a person's dignity to life. This has them called to action. Full story...
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NC House Republicans lay out voter ID bill process

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videoNorth Carolina House leaders say the process to create a bill requiring photo identification for citizens to vote will be slow so lawmakers can receive public input about what such a mandate should look like. Full story...
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Onslow Co. lawmaker says higher boat fees could pay for dredging

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videoA state senator is suggesting that money from higher boat registration fees should be used to pay for dredging North Carolina's coastal inlets. Full story...
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House Republican to discuss voter ID plans

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North Carolina House Republicans want to talk about how they'll go about creating legislation that would require citizens to show photo identification before voting in person. Full story...
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Bill clearing boards and commissions faces tough road in NC Senate

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Republican-backed legislation to clear out more than 100 people currently on North Carolina state boards and commissions will now likely slow down because House and Senate leaders disagree on the details. Full story...
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Sex trafficking bill clears NC Senate

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video State legislators passed legislation requiring sex traffickers or pimps to register as sex offenders. The bill, proposed by Sen. Thom Goolsby, passed the Senate in a unanimous vote Monday evening. Full story...
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