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John Edwards's attorneys question wife of ex-aide

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Attorneys for John Edwards are trying to get the wife of his close confidant to admit that she and her husband have problems with their memories. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Robert Zapple

It's time for New Hanover County to get back to work. That's why Rob Zapple says he wants a seat on the New Hanover County Commission. As a small business owner and community leader who sits on the board of several non-profits, he's ready to bring new ideas to the board, solve problems and bring projects to life.

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Candidate Interview: Robert Murray

After serving in the Army for 20 years, Robert Murray is now ready to serve the citizens of New Hanover County. A self-proclaimed blue-collar worker, Murray feels someone with his ideals is needed on the New Hanover County Commission. This 4th generation New Hanover County resident is ready to be the voice of what he calls, "the common man."

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Candidate Interview: Tom Heitman

Tom Heitman is a parent and a Real Estate Broker. His three children are in public schools. Tom says he is very interested in children’s education and he is concerned about the direction the system is going with budget cuts and not focusing on core subjects.

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Candidate Interview: Steve Bilzi

Steve Bilzi is a Republican candidate for new Hanover County Board of Education. Steve is a parent and a former school board member and teacher. He currently is a computer tech consultant. Steve served eight years on the New Hanover Board of Education and was chairman, he says he knows what the job takes at the local, state and national levels.

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Candidate Interview: Lisa Estep

Lisa Estep is a Republican candidate for new Hanover County Board of Education. Lisa is a parent and an accountant. Lisa says her five children have been in the New Hanover County school system for fifteen years and she has seen and learned a lot in that time. Lisa says she thinks she is a good fit for the School Board.

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Candidate Interview: Jeannette Nichols

Jeannette Nichols is a Republican running for re-election to the New Hanover County Board of Education. Nichols is a parent and grandparent and a former classroom teacher. She has been on the Board of Education since 2000 and has been Vice-Chair since 2002. She wants to continue supporting children

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Appeals Court splits decision in Judge Lewis libel case

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video The North Carolina Court of Appeals says a citizen's blog post two years ago defamed a Brunswick County judge, while another post did not. Full story...
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Republican candidates for New Hanover County Board of Education share views

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video We continue our profiles of the candidates leading up to next week's primary election. Meet the five Republican candidates running for a chance to earn a seat on the New Hanover Board of Education. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Frank Williams

Republican Frank Williams is running for the Brunswick County Commission's 5th District seat, which has been held by long-time Commissioner Bill Sue. Williams was born and raised in Brunswick County and graduated from North Brunswick High School. He has served the Republican Party as a precinct chair and 7th Congressional District Chair. Williams has also been a small business owner for more than 10 years. He says he is ready to make a great county even better.

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Candidate Interview: Don Yousey

Republican Don Yousey is running for the Brunswick County Commission's 5th District seat, which has been held by long-time Commissioner Bill Sue. Yousey was the Brunswick County Health Director for 14 years. He says if elected he will bring the same leadership to the commission that he did to the Health Department. Originally from upstate New York, Yousey spent more than 25 years in the Air Force. He says he decided to run for County Commission because he has some concerns about the way business has been going lately in Brunswick County.

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ONLY ON 3: US House candidates battle over immigration ideals

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video Pantano says Rouzer supports a form of amnesty and has betrayed the conservative cause. Rouzer says he does not support amnesty and calls Pantano a protectionist. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Low early voting turnout costing taxpayers more than $7 per vote

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video It's your voice your vote and in most cases your money. Voting may not only be important to your rights but to your wallet, too. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Jonathan Barfield

Jonathan Barfield is a second-generation New Hanover County commissioner. His father served on the board for 12 years. Barfield hopes to follow in his father's footsteps, which would start by being elected to a second term in office. Barfield serves on numerous boards and committees to help stay involved in the community. He sat down with us to share this thoughts on a proposed baseball stadium as well as the need for more jobs in Wilmington.

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Aide's wife says Edwards knew about money

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The wife of a key former aide to John Edwards says the presidential candidate told her it was legal to deposit money from a wealthy donor in order to take care of Edwards' mistress. Full story...
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