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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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Commissioners outline future for New Hanover County

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video The voters have spoken and the ballots are in, Beth Dawson and Woody White will be joining the ranks of the New Hanover county commission. Full story...
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Estep, Covil talk NHCS redistricting

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video The two soon-to-be members of the New Hanover County school board share their views on redistricting. Full story...
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Candidates keep up tight NC lt. governor race

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videoThe very tight campaign to become North Carolina's next lieutenant governor is continuing, with both sides gearing up for a recount battle that could go on for weeks. Full story...
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McCrory expects good relations with lawmakers

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North Carolina Gov.-elect Pat McCrory says he's confident he'll be able to work well with fellow Republicans at the General Assembly who expanded their majorities on election night. McCrory says he also wants to reach out to Democrats. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach approves state's first beach smoking ban

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videoWrightsville Beach is the first beach town in North Carolina to ban smoking on the sand. Voters took to the polls and approved the ban that will likely go into full effect next spring by a margin of 65 percent for compared to just 35 percent against. Full story...
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