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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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Brunswick Co. DSS having trouble finding an attorney

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It was business as usual for the most part at the Brunswick County Commission meeting Tuesday night. The agenda followed the standard budget and report items. Work continues extending water and sewer services. This meeting lacked the fireworks of a previous meeting when Commissioner Charles Warren was asked to leave and then was escorted out. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue's sales tax increase is not popular

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video Gov. Bev Perdue says she is eying an increase in the state sales tax to help pay for education. "I am suggesting today, and I am going to fight for today, for our children's future by doing a fraction of a penny for progress for schools and for children to invest in public schools, universities and colleges," Perdue said Tuesday. Full story...
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Obama to speak at BofA stadium during DNC

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President Barack Obama will speak at Bank of America stadium during the 2012 Democratic National Convention in September, planning members of the convention said Tuesday. Full story...
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Perdue wants higher sales tax for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue says her budget proposal for next year will include a temporary sales tax increase to restore education cuts made by the Republican-led General Assembly when they let a similar tax expire last July. Full story...
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Black farmers file for settlement claims in Durham

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Hundreds of black farmers in North Carolina who say they were unfairly denied loans and other assistance for years from the Agriculture Department are taking steps to claim their share of a $1 billion settlement. Full story...
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