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Rabon sponsors bill to raise speed limit to 75

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videoSen. Bill Rabon filed a bill yesterday in the state legislature that would raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roads. The bill would allow the DOT to set a maximum speed limit of 75 miles an hour on certain interstates. Full story...
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Former Carolina Beach mayor a no-show for criticism of town insurance costs

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video Carolina Beach's former mayor is making waves criticizing town council getting health and dental insurance paid for with tax money. The question, though, is why Ray Rothrock did not try to speak up when he was in office. Full story...
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NC bill seeks to legalize sweepstakes cafes, games

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A bill to legalize and tax sweepstakes cafes in North Carolina has been filed by legislators whose campaigns accepted cash from gaming operators. Full story...
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Groups challenge Racial Justice Act repeal

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Opposition groups and some North Carolina lawmakers are voicing their disapproval of a bill they say will kick-start executions in the state. Full story...
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McCrory offers plan to privatize NC Medicaid risk

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videoGov. Pat McCrory's administration wants to privatize North Carolina's $13 billion Medicaid program to hold down the spiraling costs of delivering health care for the elderly and disabled. Full story...
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Pender Commissioners don't approve animal shelter security cameras

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video Pender County leaders say they have been working for months to get security cameras installed at the animal shelter. They say most of the buildings that are county-owned have these types of camera. Full story...
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City leaders think downtown groups should consolidate

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video It's budget season for local governments. One potential way Wilmington City Council is discussing to save money is cutting down on the number of publicly-funded downtown advocacy groups. Full story...
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NC Sen. Curtis files legislation to stop co-ed dorm rooms at UNC

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The bill states that the University of North Carolina shall prohibit the assignment of members of the opposite sex to the same room, suite or apartment, unless they are siblings or legally married. Full story...
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Caswell Beach commissioner dies

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videoA Caswell Beach town commissioner has died. Town Administrator Chad Hicks says John W. Bartholomew's wife informed him this morning that Commissioner Bartholomew died late yesterday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Carolina Beach mayor thinks council members should pay for own insurance

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On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Town of Carolina Beach is having a Budget Work Session at 11:00 am. Question to be answered is: Why are we taxpayers paying your Health and Dental Insurance? Full story...
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