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Goolsby bill seeks open government rule violation as crime

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videoA lawmaker's effort to make it a criminal misdemeanor for an official to violate North Carolina's public records and open meetings laws faces an uphill climb in the state Senate after committee members and local government lobbyists objected. Full story...
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McIntyre finance reporting is targeted

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videoThe NC Republican Party says US Rep. Mike McIntyre violated campaign finance reporting laws by failing to file reports on time and not disclosing individual donor contributions, according to a complaint letter. Full story...
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Rezoning plan has some in Carolina Beach upset

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videoCarolina Beach town leaders are bracing themselves for tomorrow night's council meeting. Council members will vote on rezoning a plot of land currently zoned residential. That has some residents upset. Full story...
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Wilmington, New Hanover Co. talk cooperation

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video New Hanover County and Wilmington leaders came together this morning for a power breakfast at the Wilmington Convention Center. The goal of the event was expanding cooperation between the two governing bodies and when it comes to the region's economic development strategy.

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NC among states penalized for being too lax on drunken driving

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Less than a year after President Barack Obama approved a piece of sweeping highway legislation, the U.S. Department of Transportation has penalized 33 states, North Carolina among them, for failing to comply with mandates aimed at curbing drunken driving. Full story...
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North Topsail Beach hires new town manager

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The Town of North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen appointed Stuart Turille as its new Town Manager at its regular meeting last night. Turille most recently served as Town Administrator for St. Pauls, where he managed five departments and was responsible for successfully obtaining approximately $2 million in grants for the town within five years. Full story...
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City leaders unsure about releasing info in botched WPD sting

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videoThere are still a lot of questions about who did what during a Wilmington Police prostitution sting last year that led to changes in the department yesterday. There could be more answers if Wilmington's top cop would ask a question of city council. Full story...
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The Rant: WPD, city leaders need to break 'code of silence'

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videoA day after Wilmington's police chief addressed mistakes that hastened changes in his department, there are still a lot of unanswered questions. But WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo says there's a way to answer some. He explains in tonight's edition of The Rant. Full story...
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Rabon's proposal could sink Skyway project

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video The Cape Fear Skyway was supposed to ease congestion between New Hanover and Brunswick counties. But it might never happen after a proposal from state Sen. Bill Rabon. Years of planning and people getting their hopes up might have been for nothing. Full story...
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NC lottery ad changes going to House panel

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Bipartisan legislation to place more advertising restrictions on North Carolina's lottery and scale back its marketing connections to education is to be considered in the state House. Full story...
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