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Judge denies Warren's injunction

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video Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren had his injunction denied today by Superior Court Judge Jack Hooks. The decision will allow other county commissioners to hold a hearing on whether to remove warren from the DSS Board. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Faison says key to governor's race is getting NC back to work

The filing period for candidates in North Carolina is still 12 days away, but the campaign season is already in full swing. For sure the hot race in North Carolina is the open race for the governor's mansion. Today one of the candidates for the state's highest office was in Wilmington. Rep. Bill Faison stopped by our studio to talk about why he is running for governor.

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Caterpillar expanding Clayton plant, adding nearly 200 jobs

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says Caterpillar Inc. will expand its manufacturing plant in Clayton, adding almost 200 jobs over five years and investing $33 million. Full story...
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Bowles weighing bid for NC governor

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Erskine Bowles served as chief of staff in Bill Clinton's White House, led the University of North Carolina system and co-chaired a national bipartisan commission that recommended tough choices to close the budget deficit. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Election filings show Pantano Campaign has only $8,900 in cash

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videoThe latest filing with the Federal Election Commission shows Republican Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano's campaign has only $8,912.24 cash on hand. His primary opponent, State Sen. David Rouzer, has more than $221,000 cash on hand. Full story...
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Lawmakers hold meeting on NC sterilization program

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Two North Carolina lawmakers will take questions about whether the state should compensate thousands of people it surgically stopped from having children, and if so who should collect and how much. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger guilty of breaking protective order

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video Guilty. That's the verdict in a trial this morning for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. A judge found Berger did violate a protective order filed by his ex-girlfriend. Full story...
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Rep. Alice Bordsen will not seek re-election

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A North Carolina state House member says a decade is long enough in the General Assembly and she won't seek re-election. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Poll of GOP Primary voters like Pantano over Rouzer almost 2 to 1; Rouzer responds

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Ilario Pantano's campaign released the results of a new poll today that show the Republican candidate for the 7th Congressional District leads State Senator David Rouzer 48.3% to 21.1% among GOP Primary voters. More than 30% though are still undecided. Full story...
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Wilmington ballpark plan could mean tax hike

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video City Council will consider negotiating with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves to explore a public/private partnership. That could mean an increase in taxes. Full story...
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Shuler says he won't run for NC governor in 2012

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Another Democratic elected official has said no to running for North Carolina governor - this time US Rep. Heath Shuler. Full story...
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Charlotte Mayor Foxx passing on NC governor run

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Charlotte's Democratic mayor says he isn't running for North Carolina governor. Full story...
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Burr one of two votes against Congressional insider trading bill

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North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr was one of two votes Monday against a bill that would make it clear that insider trading laws apply to lawmakers. Full story...
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McCrory revs campaign without Perdue as opponent

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Republican Pat McCrory is ready to unfurl his bid for North Carolina governor, even though he doesn't know for sure whom his Democratic opponent will be. Full story...
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Wilmington Mayor Saffo gives State of City address

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video Mayor Saffo took the time to reflect on last year, examining the issues and high points, while also looking forward to this year and what the future months will bring. He touched on several aspects from a controversial budget plan to crime rates. Full story...
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