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Film supporters rally again in Raleigh

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videoNorth Carolina's film industry made another appeal in Raleigh today. Workers fighting for nothing less the industry's very existance, according to advocates, who are concerned that the legislature will let film tax credits go away. Full story...
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House OKs bill allowing more electronic filings

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Most political campaigns - including those for the legislature - would be required to file campaign finance reports electronically with North Carolina's elections board starting in 2017 in a bill that cleared the House. Full story...
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Belville not happy with push for Leland liquor sales

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videoThere's a battle over booze brewing between two Brunswick County towns. A bill in a General Assembly committee, if passed, would let Leland residents decide if they want liquor stores in town. Their neighbors in Belville are not happy about it. Full story...
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McCrory issues 3rd veto as NC governor

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has quickly vetoed a bill with several small unemployment insurance changes because he didn't like how legislators altered the terms of a board he appoints to consider the appeals of benefits. Full story...
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Berger to take mental health evaluation

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videoA judge granted a motion to have New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger undergo a mental health evaluation as his probation violation case was continued today. Full story...
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NC House approves bill to register mopeds

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The North Caroilna House is backing new regulations for mopeds, requiring that the vehicles must be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles just like motorcycles. Full story...
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Trademark board rules against Redskins name

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videoThe US Patent Office has ruled the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. Full story...
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Galleria shopping center in lawmakers' hands

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videoThe future of the old Galleria shopping center is now up to the General Assembly. Both the Wilmington City Council and Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen approved an inter-local agreement to annex the property Tuesday night. Full story...
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Funding for 4th of July fireworks still tough sell for Wilmington

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videoWilmington's 4th of July fireworks mean big crowds and big business downtown, but the city is again struggling to find funds to cover the cost. The show brings an estimated 40,000 people downtown each year. Full story...
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Student political, religious groups aided in NC bill

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Political and religious groups on North Carolina's public higher education campuses would be in charge of their internal affairs in legislation making its way through the General Assembly. Full story...
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NC college students lobby for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

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Some college students participated in a mock graduation at the General Assembly, asking North Carolina lawmakers to extend in-state tuition rates to students who are not in the country legally. Full story...
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Senate bill pushes to close NC coal ash ponds

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videoThe North Carolina Senate is trying to push through legislation that will close all coal ash ponds in the state. The bill would also allow for clean-up of certain coal ash sites, including the Sutton Plant site right here in southeastern North Carolina. Environmental activists wonder if the bill goes far enough. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders continue debate on Riverfront Park plans

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videoWilmington City Council is looking to give Riverfront Park a facelift. The city plans to start construction in January, but before that leaders must agree on a design. Full story...
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Film crews react to grant plan

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videoFilm incentives have been the talk of the town for years, but with the most recent change, concern for the future has set in. Full story...
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THIS JUST IN: NC House passes amendment that keeps film rolling for now

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videoIt wasn't exactly what State Rep. Ted Davis (R-19th District) wanted. But, film supporters said it's better than nothing. Thursday night, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed, 90 to 26, Davis' amendment that would trade film tax credits for a grant program. Full story...
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