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Goolsby to file bill to exempt Monkey Junction residents from city tax

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) plans to file a bill in the General Assembly that would keep Monkey Junction residents from paying taxes to Wilmington for the six months they were part of the city. Full story...
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McCrory to sign first bill as NC governor

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Republican Pat McCrory is signing his first bill as North Carolina governor. Full story...
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Politicians and the public got up close and personal

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videoThe League of Women Voters hosted an up-close-and-personal event this weekend. Elected officials and voters talked face-to-face this weekend in Wilmington’s Northeast Library Assembly Room. County Commissioners, NC House Representatives, and even the Mayor were in the building to answer questions directly. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Southport city manager resigns

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videoThe city manager of Southport took the Board of Aldermen by surprise today when he resigned. Pat Thomas notified the board and the mayor by writing a letter. Full story...
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NCDOT Sec. addresses licenses for immigrants, I-140 construction

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video The newly-appointed secretary of the NC Department of Transportation made a stop in Wilmington Friday. Tony Tata joined other dignitaries at a luncheon hosted by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. Before the event got underway, Tata addressed his department's decision to issue driver's licenses to qualifying immigrants, saying it's a matter of public safety. Full story...
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Southport looks at rules for movie production

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videoThe City of Southport is enjoying its movie success. Southport Aldermen want make sure they have rules in place to manage the movies. Full story...
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3 govs seek reconsideration of offshore oil, gas

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The Republican governors of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina are appealing to the Obama administration's choice for interior secretary to open up waters off their states' coasts to gas and oil exploration. Full story...
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Obama pushes for higher minimum wage on plant tour

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videoPresident Barack Obama is pushing for a higher minimum wage because he says Americans who work full time should not be in poverty. Full story...
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Richardson asks lawmakers to help renovate stadium

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videoCarolina Panthers' owner Jerry Richardson is asking state lawmakers to help finance a stadium upgrade. Richardson told lawmakers in Raleigh on Wednesday that he would like $62 million in state aid along with state approval for $144 million in higher local taxes. Full story...
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NC bill could mean prison time for topless women

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North Carolina lawmakers are moving closer to a change in state law that could send women to prison for going topless in public. Full story...
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