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Trials delayed in Perdue campaign flight probe

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The trials of two people linked to Gov. Bev Perdue's 2008 gubernatorial campaign have been delayed while rulings on motions they filed to have their cases dismissed are appealed. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Organizers respond to criticism of ballpark petition language

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The battle over plans for a ballpark in Wilmington continue to heat up. Yesterday, a group against using tax money to build a stadium in the Port City submitted a petition with about 4,000 signatures. If the Board of Elections verifies enough of the signatures, the City Council would have to accept the language of the petition as an ordinance or put it up for a public vote. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger speaks out after home is foreclosed, sold at auction

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video In the wake of his home being foreclosed and sold at auction, New Hanover county Commissioner Brian Berger is speaking out about his personal and public issues. Full story...
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Wilmington woman close to Edwards family reacts to acquittal

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video With John Edwards' trial finally wrapped up, one Wilmington woman who worked closely with the former senator and his family speaks out about the acquittal. Full story...
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Edwards says he's responsible for his 'sins'

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Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards thanked jurors and his family after a mistrial was declared in his campaign corruption trial and says he is responsible for his sins. Full story...
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City leaders say petition against publicly-funded ballpark 'a big mistake'

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video The City of Wilmington received a petition today with more than 4,000 signatures. If verified, it will force the city to either adopt an initiative blocking tax money for a ballpark or let voters decide. The move has city leaders fired up. Full story...
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NC Senate responds to chicken nuggets school case

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North Carolina lawmakers are reacting to a recent chicken-nuggets lunchroom controversy that raged on conservative talk shows and web sites by banning school officials from looking at the nutritional balance of home-packed meals. Full story...
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NC lawmakers promise more fracking protections

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North Carolina lawmakers are adding new protections for neighbors and landowners in a proposed law to legalize a form of underground gas drilling. Full story...
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Jurors in Edwards case finish 8th day of talks

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The judge in the John Edwards campaign corruption trial has sent the jury home after eight days of deliberations and told the four alternate jurors they do not need to come back to the courthouse. Full story...
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Former Lynchburg leader has advice as Wilmington persues his city's baseball team

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video As Wilmington moves on in discussions to build a ballpark, a former councilman in the city who's team we may get sat down with us to share his thoughts on this big decision. If city council approves the plan, the Lynchburg Hillcats will find a new home here in Wilmington. Full story...
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NC Pre-K limits get attention days before appeal

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State lawmakers are backing away from language that prompted a lawsuit over whether every needy child must be given pre-kindergarten education. Full story...
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John Edwards jury ends 7th day of deliberations

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The jury in John Edwards' campaign corruption trial has finished its seventh day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Full story...
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House gives final approval to anti-annexation bills

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The state House of Representatives has given final approval to two bills blocking forced annexation in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC House panel backs next year's budget changes

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House budget-writers have recommended changes to the spending plan for North Carolina state government next year that ease school district funding reductions and give public employees and teachers a small bonus four years after their last pay increase. Full story...
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NC group: Panel, not lawmakers, to draw districts

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A bi-partisan group says it is time to stop allowing politicians to draw new congressional and legislative districts every decade so they stay in power. Full story...
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