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Republican kicks off 2014 Senate run in Wilmington tomorrow

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videoThe next election for US Senate in North Carolina is still more than 20 months away, but a challenger officially joins that race tomorrow in Wilmington. Full story...
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TV station reporter is McCrory's new com chief

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A North Carolina television station's top political reporter will become Gov. Pat McCrory's next communications director. Full story...
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Goolsby wants to punish open records, meeting violators with jail

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby says it's time officials who violate state public records and open meetings laws are punished. That's why he's filed a bill that would could send violators to jail. Full story...
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Possum Drop bill heading to NC governor's desk

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A bill to let a western North Carolina community continue use a live possum in its New Year's Eve celebration is going to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk. Full story...
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Southport aldermen discuss open city manager position

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videoThe Southport Board of Aldermen held a special session Wednesday night to discuss potential replacements for City Manager Pat Thomas, and it appears they have already swung and missed on one candidate. Full story...
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StarNews: Goolsby files bill to combat sex trafficking in N.C.

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videoA bill filed in the state Senate Wednesday by a local senator would require those convicted of human trafficking, or pimps, to register as sex offenders. Full story...
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Soles is getting Order of the Long Leaf Pine

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Two weeks after cancelling the ceremony to receive the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, it appears former Sen. R.C. Soles will in fact get the award. Full story...
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NC museum to display Ann McCrory's inaugural gown

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North Carolina first lady Ann McCrory is turning over her inaugural gown to the NC Museum of History, which will include it in an exhibition about governors and their spouses. Full story...
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City Council, County Commission agree to work together

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video They’re two of the most influential governing bodies in our area and after some bad blood in the past it appears that the New Hanover County Commissioners and the Wilmington City Council are finally seeing things eye to eye. Full story...
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Leland businesses worried about possible sign restrictions

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video Business owners in Leland are worried potential restrictions on signs in town could cost them money. Thursday town council will discuss limiting signs to a maximum height of six to eight feet depending on the business's zoning area. Full story...
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