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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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Jurors in Edwards trial will resume talks Monday

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Jurors deliberating in John Edwards' campaign corruption trial are going home for the weekend and will resume their discussions Monday. Full story...
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Democrats' group paying for anti-McCrory ad in NC

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The Democratic Governors Association is bankrolling a television ad in North Carolina markets critical of Republican gubernatorial nominee Pat McCrory and his involvement in a Charlotte-based lending and real estate business. Full story...
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Senate votes deal big blow to forced annexation

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video Forced annexation took a hit today in the North Carolina Senate. One bill repealed the annexation of Monkey Junction. Another puts annexation in the hands of voters. Full story...
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NC speaker OKs payments to resigning staffers

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House Speaker Thom Tillis is defending payments to two high-level staff members who resigned because of inappropriate relationships with lobbyists. Full story...
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Final arguments made in John Edwards trial

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Defense attorneys for John Edwards are saying in their closing arguments that the former presidential candidate committed sins but did not commit any crimes. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 seek pardons from Perdue

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video Ten North Carolina youths sent to prison in the 1970s who became known as the Wilmington 10 are seeking pardons of innocence from Gov. Bev Perdue before she leaves office this year. Full story...
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Charlotte seeks AG ruling on amendment, benefits

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Charlotte city leaders are asking the state attorney general to decide whether it's OK to offer same-sex partner benefits in light of the constitutional amendment that defines marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. Full story...
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