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HAPPENING TODAY: McIntyre to visit area beaches, talk renourishment

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Congressman Mike McIntyre will visit several area beach communities Thursday to talk renourishment. Full story...
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NC weighs separate oversight for charter schools

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want to take oversight of taxpayer-funded charter schools away from the state school board that runs other public schools. Full story...
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NC House OKs making permit records confidential

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The North Carolina House has voted to bar the public from reviewing the detailed records of concealed weapons and pistol permit holders issued in the name of safety. Full story...
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Regional effort trying to move Brunswick County back into Wilmington metro area

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videoWe all know Brunswick County is part of southeastern North Carolina, but the federal government sees the map differently. A new designation means the Census Bureau will factor Brunswick County's population, income and demographics into the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area. Full story...
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Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court spark debate in Wilmington

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video Should gay couples be allowed to marry and and be afforded the same benefits as a man and a woman? Some of our country's brightest legal minds are left to answer that question as the battle hit the United States Supreme Court this afternoon. Full story...
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NC panel OKs optional motorcycle helmet for adults

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videoThere's enough support in a North Carolina House committee to limit the state's motorcycle helmet requirement to just those people under age 21. Full story...
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NC Senate panel backs Goolsby's execution rule changes

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video An effort by Senate Republicans that they say will kick-start the resumption of executions in North Carolina and get rid of the Racial Justice Act has been approved by a legislative committee. Full story...
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NC House wants kids to focus on handwriting

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want to require that school children learn how to write and multiply even in today's modern world. Full story...
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Tata: NC DOT backs deleting 3 toll-road mandates, including Skyway

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Gov. Pat McCrory's administration supports a bill to eliminate a mandate on North Carolina transportation officials to build toll-road projects in Gaston County, the northern Outer Banks and near Wilmington. Full story...
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GOP leaders speak on Berger censure

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videoHe was once a rising star in the New Hanover County Republican Party, but now party leaders say Brian Berger has become a black eye of sorts and are taking steps to distance themselves from the embattled county commissioner. Full story...
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