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Jurors end 4th day of talks at John Edwards trial

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The jury has ended a fourth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict at the campaign finance trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards. Full story...
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NAACP state chief back at Legislative Building

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The leader of a North Carolina civil rights group arrested last year for disrupting a House session says he and others are back at the Legislative Building to ensure lawmakers work to benefit all citizens and not a privileged few. Full story...
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NC amendment banning same-sex marriage in effect

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North Carolina's constitutional amendment slamming the door on same-sex marriages is now in effect. But the debates on its full meaning continue. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Commissioner Berger's house in foreclosure, to be auctioned off

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's house is being foreclosed according to a notice posted this week in the Lumina News. It will also be auctioned off at the New Hanover County Courthouse on May 29 at 10 a.m. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Mayor Saffo won't support baseball proposal

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In an exclusive interview this morning on The Big Talker FM with Chad Adams, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says he and other city council members cannot support the baseball stadium proposal pitched to them two weeks ago. Coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30, we'll talk with the StarNews's Shannan Bowen about a recent survey the paper did on public support of a new baseball stadium. Full story...
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Belville mayor will drop charges against commissioner

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Belville Mayor Jack Batson said Tuesday he will drop the charges against Commissioner Joe Breault after Breault apologized at last night's Town Council meeting Full story...
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NC geologist: Fracking estimates were optimistic

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A state geologist says estimates of a 40-year supply of natural gas in North Carolina are "wildly optimistic" and that fracking likely won't uncover enough energy to fuel a large-scale economic boom. Full story...
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Jury at Edwards trial deliberates for 3rd day

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The jury at the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards has resumed deliberating his fate for a third day. The jurors ended their talks Monday shortly after requesting access to a second set of exhibits they wanted for a closer look, including a handwritten note from Rachel "Bunny" Mellon. Full story...
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Pender County Board of Commissioners hold public hearing on cemetery relocation

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It's a small piece of land, but it is stirring strong feelings. The Atkinson Cemetery in Pender County is the final resting place for about 50 souls; some for more than 100 years. Now the owners want to relocate graves, effectively clearing the property. Full story...
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Annexation bills pass final Senate votes

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Two bills aimed at stopping forced annexation in North Carolina cleared another hurdle tonight in Raleigh. The Senate passed both bills on their third reading. The bills now head back to the House of Representatives for final approval. Full story...
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McCrory campaign takes ire over NC ad to FCC

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Republican Pat McCrory's North Carolina gubernatorial campaign has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission asking it to force television stations to stop airing a commercial about his connections to a Charlotte-based business. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners talk budget, look to renovate office building, discuss WASTEC

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video New Hanover County Commissioners talked budget today. Commission Chair Ted Davis says the board is trying to put together a budget that will use the revenue neutral tax rate this year and next year. Full story...
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Run-off for primary races slated for July 17

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The May 8 primary decided all the match-ups for local political races in our area in November's general election, but for a handful of statewide races where a winner was not decided, a second primary will be held July 17. Full story...
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McCrory wants NC governor's race ad off the air

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Pat McCrory's gubernatorial campaign is demanding television stations stop running a commercial bankrolled by the Democratic Governors Association, arguing it made false claims about his activities linked to a Charlotte-based business. Full story...
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Saffo: Senate votes against annexation 'unfortunate, unfair'

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video After the state Senate voted to stop forced annexation, we wanted to hear from Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo about the city's plan. Today we finally tracked him down. Full story...
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