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Council to consider $530k for Riverfront Park, $7k for DBA

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video Wilmington City Council will decide tonight whether to spend more than $500,000 to fix up Riverfront Park. The money is spread out over two agenda items with some of the money coming from a proposed grant. Full story...
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Church takes stand in gun control debate

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videoAfter starting a gun control petition earlier this year, St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte is educating the community. Church leaders say they view gun control as a pro-life initiative and a moral issue, because it threatens a person's dignity to life. This has them called to action. Full story...
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NC House Republicans lay out voter ID bill process

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videoNorth Carolina House leaders say the process to create a bill requiring photo identification for citizens to vote will be slow so lawmakers can receive public input about what such a mandate should look like. Full story...
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Onslow Co. lawmaker says higher boat fees could pay for dredging

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videoA state senator is suggesting that money from higher boat registration fees should be used to pay for dredging North Carolina's coastal inlets. Full story...
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House Republican to discuss voter ID plans

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North Carolina House Republicans want to talk about how they'll go about creating legislation that would require citizens to show photo identification before voting in person. Full story...
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Bill clearing boards and commissions faces tough road in NC Senate

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Republican-backed legislation to clear out more than 100 people currently on North Carolina state boards and commissions will now likely slow down because House and Senate leaders disagree on the details. Full story...
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Sex trafficking bill clears NC Senate

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video State legislators passed legislation requiring sex traffickers or pimps to register as sex offenders. The bill, proposed by Sen. Thom Goolsby, passed the Senate in a unanimous vote Monday evening. Full story...
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North Carolina voters react to voter ID issues

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videoThe Civitas Institute surveyed North Carolina voters regarding their positions on issues involving voting and election integrity. One poll questions asked, "Would you favor or oppose a law that requires voters to show government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, before being allowed to cast a vote in an election?" Full story...
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Poll: Most in NC support gun control, voter ID, immigrants

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A new Elon University poll looks at how North Carolinians feel about issues like gun control, voter identification and immigration, as well as their opinion on Gov. Pat McCrory and the General Assembly. Full story...
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Obama signs order to begin spending cuts

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videoPresident Barack Obama has signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts, officially enacting across-the-board reductions that he opposed but failed to avert. Full story...
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