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McIntyre announces $310,032 in federal funds for Surf City Volunteer Fire Department

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Congressman Mike McIntyre announced Wednesday that the Surf City Volunteer Fire Department has received $310,032 in federal funds for operations and safety improvements. Full story...
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McCrory stresses reserves in 1st NC budget plan

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videoGov. Pat McCrory's first two-year budget proposal for North Caroilna state government is heavy on setting aside money for emergencies, building repairs and Medicaid and light on creating new programs. Full story...
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Charles Warren files federal suit against former county colleagues

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video Former Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren has filed a federal lawsuit against several county leaders after he says he was publicly humiliated. County Commissioners met in a regular session last night to discuss many topics, but they did not discuss the lawsuit. WWAY has obtained a copy of the suit filed in US District Court. Full story...
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NC's Bill of Rights copy takes rare bow in public

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North Carolina's copy of the Bill of Rights - once stolen but only recently recovered - has made a brief public appearance at the old Capitol building where historians say a Union soldier likely took it as the Civil War ended. Full story...
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NC county commissioners open meeting with prayer

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Rowan County commissioners have opened their latest public meeting with a prayer, one week after the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina filed a lawsuit over the practice. Full story...
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Arrested contributor gave $230,000 to NC campaigns

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A campaign finance reform group says an Oklahoma man facing racketeering charges in Florida over illegal gambling parlors gave more than $230,000 to North Carolina political campaigns over the past two years. Full story...
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STARNEWS SUNDAY PREVIEW: Without involuntary annexation, city looks at other options

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video Recent legislation in North Carolina has effectively killed involuntary annexation by cities. So how can Wilmington now add communities and continue to grow? WWAY's Cacky Catlett sat down with StarNews reporter Julian March to talk about his story in Sunday's paper. Full story...
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Dalton picked as NC community college president

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Former North Carolina Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton is poised to have a new job May 1 as president of his community college back home. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach says no to Joe's Crab Shack

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videoJoe's Crab Shack possibly coming to Wrightsville Beach has been a hot topic for a couple of months in the town. Tonight, the Board of Aldermen met at Town Hall while Joe's Crab Shack pitched its plans to build near Johnnie Mercer's Pier. The result: Joe's Crab Shack will not open a location at the pier. Full story...
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Goolsby discusses bill to repeal Racial Justice Act

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby vowed to end the de facto moratorium on the death penalty in North Carolina. Goolsby said District Attorneys statewide have called on him to try to repeal the Racial Justice Act. His proposal would completely repeal the law. Full story...
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