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Wilmington City Council discusses next year's budget

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Wilmington City Council is ironing out next year's budget. Council members took a look back at the last fiscal year, while planning for the 2012-2013 budget this morning. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Emma Saunders

Democratic candidate for New Hanover County School Board, Emma Saunders, says her classroom experience allows her to be the best candidate for the job.

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Candidate Deb Butler demands equal time on 'The Big Talker FM'

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On Wednesday April 25, 2012, The Big Talker FM received a formal request from North Carolina Democrat party attorney, John R. Wallace of Wallace & Nordan L.L.P. in Raleigh, NC, via hand delivery and e-mail, for equal time for Deb Butler, the Democratic candidate for the District 9 North Carolina Senate seat. Full story...
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NC judges given more time for redistricting documents

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A three-judge panel has given Republican legislative leaders and their attorneys time to seek relief from a ruling requiring them to produce more redistricting documents for Democratic officials and allies challenging North Carolina's new district maps. Full story...
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Meet the Democratic candidates for New Hanover County School Board

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video Nine candidates are vying for three open seats on the new hanover county school board. Among them is an incumbent running in a different party this time around. Full story...
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Governor hopefuls Etheridge, Faison reach out to Wilmington voters

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video As the race to the polls continues, a couple of candidates for governor came to Wilmington today to talk with voters. Democrats Bob Etheridge and Bill Faison made stops in the Port City to campaign. Full story...
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Gingrich thanks campaign supporters in new video

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Newt Gingrich is thanking supporters a day before he officially suspends his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Full story...
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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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