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St. Luke's celebrates 150th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

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videoOn January 1, 1863, an order that would come to define Abraham Lincoln's presidency went into effect. Leaders of Wilmington's African-American community say his decision to sign the Emancipation Proclamation still resonates. Full story...
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Bill to avert fiscal cliff heads to House

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video Legislation to avert across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts to domestic programs is headed to the House. Full story...
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Statements from Senators Burr & Hagan on fiscal cliff vote

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video Both Senator Burr and Senator Hagan issued statements overnight regarding the Senate's fiscal cliff vote last night... Full story...
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Gov. Perdue issues Pardon of Innocence for Wilmington 10

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video Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has issued pardons to the Wilmington 10, a group wrongly convicted in a notorious Civil Rights-era prosecution. Full story...
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Schools beefing up security

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video In response to the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, New Hanover County schools are beefing up security. Full story...
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Putin signs anti-US adoptions bill

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videoPresident Vladimir Putin has signed a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children. The bill is part of the country's increasingly confrontational stance with the West and has angered some Russians who argue it victimizes children to make a political point. Full story...
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ALE director wants to be field agent again

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videoThe director of the NC Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement has asked for a demotion ahead of the incoming Republican administration. Full story...
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Outgoing Perdue defends how she governed NC

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video Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says she's doesn't regret her decisions declining to seek re-election and pushing for higher taxes to restore education cuts. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 delivers more signatures of support to governor's office

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video Members of the Wilmington 10 made a special delivery this morning to Gov. Bev Perdue's office. The group along with their supporters delivered 130,000 petition signatures to the state capitol today. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 makes 'closing argument' for pardons

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video The surviving members of the Wilmington 10 are making one final push for pardons before Gov. Bev Perdue leaves office next week. Full story...
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