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Charlotte votes on rules making DNC protests harder

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Charlotte leaders are looking at rules to restrict political demonstrations ahead of this year's Democratic National Convention. Full story...
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Rep. Giffords to resign from Congress this week

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago. Full story...
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Gingrich storms to SC victory, scrambling GOP race

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset victory in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, dealing a sharp setback to former front-runner Mitt Romney and suddenly scrambling the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland reveals Jayne reprimand to start year on right foot

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video At last night's Leland Town Council meeting, Town Manager David Hollis revealed that Police Chief Tim Jayne has been on probation for months. In fact the reprimand came the very same night we first reported on the issues inside the Leland Police Department. Full story...
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Judges refuse to delay NC primary

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A three-judge panel has refused to delay North Carolina's May 8 primary while a court considers a lawsuit over Republican-drawn boundaries for legislative and congressional districts. Full story...
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Occupy Wilmington mourns downfall of democracy

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A funeral procession complete with casket and dirge marched through the streets of downtown Wilmington today. It was not a person the Occupy Wilmington group mourned, but what they call the downfall of democracy. Full story...
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Judges to weigh request to delay NC primary

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Three judges will decide whether those who sued over Republican-drawn boundaries for legislative and congressional districts are likely enough to win their case that North Carolina's primary should be delayed for two months. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Thompson to Berger: Put up or shut up

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video As we told you yesterday, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger sent another scathing e-mail this week to fellow county leaders. Now some his colleagues are firing back. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland Town Council reveals Chief Jayne placed on probation in Sept., forced to pay restitution

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video During a meeting Thursday night, the Leland Town Council announced that Police Chief Tim Jayne has been on probation for months and ordered to pay restitution for use of a town vehicle. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington supporters hit road to support Ron Paul

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video A group of Wilmington residents are taking a unique approach to hitting the campaign trail. Martin Goter and John Gray are leaders of a local group literally going the extra mile supporting Republican candidate Ron Paul in his race for the White House. Full story...
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Perry drops out of presidential race, endorses Gingrich

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Republican Rick Perry says he's dropping out of the GOP presidential race and endorsing Newt Gingrich. Full story...
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Exclusive: Gingrich lacks moral character to be president, ex-wife says

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Newt Gingrich lacks the moral character to serve as President, his second ex-wife Marianne told ABC News, saying his campaign positions on the sanctity of marriage and the importance of family values do not square with what she saw during their 18 years of marriage. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger still struggling with removal from boards

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is still having a hard time getting over the fact that he was not reappointed to various community boards this year. Full story...
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Campaign to reject NC gay marriage vote begins

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Opponents of a North Carolina voter referendum on banning gay marriage say they hope to have one million conversations with people before the May primary about the far-reaching effects of changing the state constitution. Full story...
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Atkinson running again for NC schools chief

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State schools Superintendent June Atkinson says she's running for another four years as chief administrator of North Carolina's public schools. Full story...
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