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Wilmington men organize citizen ordinance, petition to stop tax funded ballpark

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video The proposed ballpark has gotten its fair share of attention lately. Two Wilmington men are trying to stop it from going any further and taking the issue into the hands of the people. They have started a petition to hopefully change how the city can pay for the ballpark. Full story...
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Edwards campaign owes taxpayers but still spending

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Federal elections officials say John Edwards owes taxpayers $2.1 million in public matching funds improperly received after the former North Carolina senator dropped his 2008 run for the White House, yet disclosure reports show his failed campaign is still spending. Full story...
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NC offshore energy panel: Drilling prospects iffy

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A science panel advising Gov. Bev Perdue on offshore energy development says oil and gas drilling is unlikely in waters within North Carolina's authority, but the coast has some of the best East Coast locations for wind power. Full story...
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Santorum jumps into second place in delegate race

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Winning yesterday's Republican presidential caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota has propelled Rick Santorum into second place in the race for delegates. Full story...
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NC Republicans: No recorded votes at next session

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Republican leaders in the North Carolina House and Senate say there are no plans to vote on legislation during a scheduled meeting of the General Assembly next week. Full story...
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The Rant: Take me out to the ballgame?

Take me out to the ballgame? That's the question for Wilmington City Council as it discusses building a baseball stadium. But not everyone is on board with the idea.

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Candidate names filed ahead of NC presidential primary, majority in Libertarian party

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More than half of the candidates expected on North Carolina's presidential primary ballots in May come from the Libertarian Party. Full story...
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Sue Myrick won't seek re-election to Congress

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US Rep. Sue Myrick of Charlotte says she won't run again for re-election to North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. Full story...
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Kure Beach mayor explains profanity-laced tirade at fellow commissioners

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video An area mayor known for saying it how it is says he'll continue to speak his mind despite a recent outburst. Dean Lambeth is known as Kure Beach's straight-shooting mayor, but some have questioned a recent outburst during a town retreat. Full story...
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State GOP leaders report fundraising advantage over Democrats

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Republicans now in charge of the North Carolina Legislature are benefiting from newly-earned political power in their campaign coffers, too. Full story...
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NC Democratic Rep. Weiss won't seek re-election

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Another North Carolina state House member who was a leader during the chamber's Democratic control won't run for re-election. Full story...
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State Rep. Larry Womble released from hospital, moved to rehab

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A colleague of State Rep. Larry Womble says the nine-term Democratic lawmaker has been released from a Winston-Salem hospital, where he was recovering from injuries received in a head-on collision last December. Full story...
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Brunswick County Commission considers hospital sale, sets date for Warren hearing

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The Brunswick County Commission held its regular meeting Monday night, one item on the agenda was the deal for the old community hospital. Full story...
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Etheridge makes clear views on NC taxes, amendment

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North Carolina governor candidate Bob Etheridge says he supports a temporary sales tax increase for education and opposes passage of a constitutional amendment that would limit marriage and other relationships. Full story...
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NC judges don't dismiss map lawsuits entirely

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A three-judge panel says a pair of lawsuits challenging North Carolina's new boundaries for congressional and legislative seats can move forward. Full story...
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