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New Hanover commissioner approve more jail staff, ABC CEO bonus

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video The New Hanover County Detention Center will soon have more deputies staffed to help with growing safety issues. Commissioners also approved a bonus for the ABC Board CEO. Full story...
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GOP worried about NC pre-K expansion finances

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Republican legislative leaders are upset with how outgoing Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue's administration is spending money to expand pre-kindergarten for thousands of additional children through next summer. Full story...
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McCrory working to turn fixer slogan into practice

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Pat McCrory talked throughout the campaign about how North Carolina was broken and how he wanted to be governor so he could fix the state. The voters chose him last week, and now the first Republican governor in 20 years has a lot riding on his ability to follow through with his pledge to repair the state. Full story...
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Libertarian NC governor candidate says she's done

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Three-time Libertarian governor candidate Barbara Howe says she will not make another run at the office. Full story...
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NC rushes on deadline for online insurance market

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North Carolina officials are rushing ahead of a looming deadline on how to create a new one-stop online shop to help people buy affordable health insurance. Full story...
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McCrory unveils transition team in Raleigh visit

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videoNorth Carolina Gov.-elect Pat McCrory has filled his transition team with former elected officials and Charlotte allies to help ramp-up his administration before he takes the oath of office in January. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: McIntyre-Rouzer margin shrinks slightly

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video The vote margin separating Rep. Mike McIntyre and challenger David Rouzer in their race for Congress has shrunk slightly. The difference between their totals is now a 394-vote advantage for McIntyre. That's 0.12 percent of the 334,202 votes counted in the contest so far. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Senior Resource Center becomes stand-alone entity

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New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet is reorganizing the county's Parks, Gardens and Senior Resource Center department. Full story...
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Final count for McIntyre, Rouzer will take time

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video Just when you thought the elections were over, they're not. The Congressional race between Democrat Rep. Mike McIntyre and Republican challenger David Rouzer is still too close to call. Although McIntyre gave a victory speech last night, Rouzer said this race is not yet over. Full story...
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Council approves $10K for new lighting around Kenan Memorial Fountain

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videoCouncil members also came up with a safety plan for the Kenan Memorial Fountain. The council approved $10,000 for lighting to be installed around the structure. Several accidents have damaged the 90-year-old fountain at Market and Fifth Streets. Full story...
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