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City, state leaders talk issues over breakfast

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Jobs, jobs, jobs. That was the focus of the annual legislative breakfast with members of Wilmington City Council and our state legislature. Full story...
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Romney pushes GOP presidential race toward a close

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Mitt Romney says he's "almost there" in his six-year pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination, having defeated Rick Santorum in the Illinois GOP primary. Full story...
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Perdue continues drumbeat on education money

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Gov. Bev Perdue's verbal drumbeat in support of raising additional revenues for the public schools next year is heading to one of the big technology companies located in North Carolina. Full story...
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Councilwoman Laura Padgett undergoes dual-transplant surgery

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Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett is undergoing a dual-organ transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center as of Tuesday evening, a city spokeswoman said. Full story...
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Panel discussion focuses on ballpark pitch

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video Time to play ball? The clock is ticking for city leaders to make a decision on the proposed baseball stadium in Wilmington. This morning, some big league names from the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball came to the Port City to discuss a game plan. Full story...
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NAACP cautions NC counties on voter ID legislation

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North Carolina's largest civil rightsorganization is cautioning county governments not to try and enact local versions of a voter identification bill vetoed last year by Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Etheridge wants to continue career of service as governor

It's been two years since Bob Etheridge lost his bid for an eighth term in the US House of Representatives. Now the former Congressman, state legislator and Superintendent for Public Instruction has his sights set on elected office again as he hopes to win the Democratic nomination for governor.

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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington council considers electric car charging stations in parking deck

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video Electric cars used to seem like something of the future, but the future is now, and more folks around the nation and locally are buying hybrid and electric cars. The City of Wilmington and Progress Energy are teaming up to encourage more folks to get plugged in. Full story...
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North Carolina gets passing grade on corruption risk

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video The grades are in for the year-long State Integrity investigation looking at the risk of corruption across the United States. Several of the 50 states received an F. Not one scored an A. The Tar Heel State fell in the middle. Full story...
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Feds seek to limit information before Edwards jury

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Prosecutors have asked a federal judge in North Carolina to bar those in the upcoming trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards from mentioning his poor health because of concern it could create sympathy among jurors. Full story...
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Perdue wants more education funds from lawmakers

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue says Republicans leading the Legislature need to repair spending cuts in public education or North Carolina's school children will face the consequences of even fewer classroom instructors. Full story...
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Hagan urges black farmers to file claims in case

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Sen. Kay Hagan is urging black farmers in North Carolina to file claims in a landmark $1.25 billion settlement with the federal government before time runs out. Full story...
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NC regulators: Fracking is safe with right rules

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North Carolina's environmental agency says a high-pressure drilling technique to free underground natural gas deposits can be safe if lawmakers adopt the right precautions. Full story...
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John Edwards campaign must repay $2M to Treasury

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The Federal Election Commission is upholding a ruling that requires the campaign of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards to repay the US Treasury more than $2.1 million in public matching funds. Full story...
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Head of NC unemployment agency quits

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The embattled head of North Carolina's unemployment insurance agency says she's resigning from her job. Full story...
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