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Republicans nominate Hickey for New Hanover Commission

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videoAfter coming close to winning the seat outright during the November election, Derrick Hickey has been given a second chance at filling the void on the New Hanover County Commission. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan 'frustrated' in Washington as fiscal cliff nears

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video With the impending fiscal cliff just 19 days away, it is critical for Democrats and Republicans to simply agree. Hope in Washington is fading. President Obama says there is no deal until Republicans give in on a tax increase for the top two percent of earners. Full story...
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NC board certifies 3 winners of close races

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video The North Carolina State Board of Elections has made the winners of three close races official. Full story...
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CALM Act music to TV viewers' ears

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videoIf you've ever been annoyed by a blaring TV commercial, you have a reason to calm down. A law goes into effect today to balance the volume on those loud ads. Full story...
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Calabash mayor says she's still in power

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video Tuesday night Calabash Commissioners voted to strip Mayor Mary Louise Knight of her powers. Today, Knight says the whole thing is crazy, and she's still legally acting as mayor. Full story...
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Rabon to co-chair powerful state senate committee

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video Sen. Bill Rabon has been selected to co-chair the powerful Senate Finance Committee. Rabon, a Republican from Brunswick County, will share the role with fellow Republican Sen. Bob Rucho of Mecklenburg County. Full story...
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Perdue appoints appeals court judge to Supreme Court

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North Carolina's governor is replacing the only black female on the state's Supreme Court with one of the two black women serving on the appeals court below. Full story...
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New carpet costs Calabash mayor official powers

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videoA Brunswick County mayor no longer has any official powers. Last night members of the Calabash Town Commission voted to strip the mayor of her duties for what they say is a spending ordinance violation. She says she did nothing wrong. Full story...
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NC Democratic Party chairman won't seek 2nd term

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The chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party won't seek another term leading the party after a year of internal turmoil related to a sexual harassment claim at headquarters involving two former employees. Full story...
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NC Senate's majority leader to become budget chair

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown will join the trio of top budget writers in the North Carolina Senate for the next two years once the Legislature reconvenes next month. Full story...
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