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City Council, County Commission agree to work together

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video They’re two of the most influential governing bodies in our area and after some bad blood in the past it appears that the New Hanover County Commissioners and the Wilmington City Council are finally seeing things eye to eye. Full story...
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Leland businesses worried about possible sign restrictions

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video Business owners in Leland are worried potential restrictions on signs in town could cost them money. Thursday town council will discuss limiting signs to a maximum height of six to eight feet depending on the business's zoning area. Full story...
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McCrory signs unemployment bill into law

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Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law changes to North Carolina's unemployment insurance system that supporters say will put the plan on firmer footing. Full story...
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Raising NC tanning-bed age discussed in House

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videoSome North Carolina legislators say young people should be barred from getting bronzed with tanning beds because their risks for cancer are too great. Full story...
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New Hanover ABC to buy 12+ acres for new headquarters

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videoThe New Hanover County Alcohol Beverage Control Board plans to spend more than $1 million to buy a piece of land for its new headquarters. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 SPECIAL REPORT: Sovereign citizens a challenge to law

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's deputies say the sovereign citizens movement is a growing trend they have to deal with. Imagine a world where laws don't apply to you, and you're not responsible for any taxes. So-called sovereign citizens live like that. Full story...
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McCrory talks up priorities in NC State of State

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videoRepublican Gov. Pat McCrory says his new administration will focus on the economy, education and the efficiency of state government services. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Southport manager's resignation letter suggests mayor & aldermen micro-managed city

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video In the letter, Thomas says his expectations running Southport in a council/manager type government don't match up with Mayor Robert Howard's vision and the board. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council discusses legislative priorities

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videoWilmington City Council members met with state legislators this morning. They ran through their 2013 legislative agenda and had the opportunity to tell state leaders what's most important to the Port City. Full story...
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New Hanover commission approves more money for ABC Board members

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners voted today to pay members of the Alcohol Beverage Control Board more for their work. The chairman will now get $300 a month, and each member will get $250 a month. Full story...
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