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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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Films spent $278 million here, earned $69 million last year

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Film, television and commercial productions spent more than $275 million in North Carolina and employed about 14,000 people in the past fiscal year, according to NC Department of Revenue records. Full story...
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New members of NC elections board set to meet

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Five new members to the North Carolina Board of Elections, including former New Hanover County Republican Party Chair Rhonda Amoroso, are scheduled to take office and elect a chairman. Full story...
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Gender-based abortion limit considered by NC House

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Republicans at the North Carolina legislature are resuming efforts to limit abortions with a bill that seeks to punish doctors when the child's sex is the primary factor in having the procedure. Full story...
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Sales tax bill aims to wash away funding deficit

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video Area beaches attract millions of dollars in tourism to North Carolina every year, but federal funding for beach nourishment has been slowly eroding just like many of our beaches. Now one local lawmaker has an idea to try to stem the tide financially. Full story...
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