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Undecided SC Republicans: Iowa outcome will not be factor in primary vote

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video The outcome of the Iowa caucuses is supposed to be a big predictor of how the rest of the country will vote. With South Carolina being the first southern state to vote, we crossed the border to see if tomorrow's results will have any affect on how Palmetto State Republicans vote. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Commissioner Warren files report, 'threatened' by viral video

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video Even through the holidays the ongoing saga involving a Brunswick County Commissioner continues. This week Commissioner Charles Warren filed a report with the Sheriff's Office. The incident report Warren filed yesterday says the commissioner felt threatened. In the report he says the attack came in the form of a YouTube video in his e-mail. Full story...
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Proposed bill would ban cheery SC greeting mandate

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Two South Carolina legislators say state employees shouldn't have to answer the phone with Gov. Nikki Haley's mandated cheery greeting unless it's truly a great day in South Carolina. Full story...
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Staffer: Rep. Coble released from hospital

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US Rep. Howard Coble is home from a Greensboro hospital after recuperating from the effects of a respiratory ailment. Full story...
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NC Baptist leader wants civil debate on marriage

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The newly-elected president of North Carolina's largest religious denomination says he's hoping for a civil debate over a proposal to ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution. Full story...
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Rep. Coble hopes to leave hospital soon

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US Rep. Howard Coble hopes to be out of a Greensboro hospital soon, after recuperating from the effects of a respiratory ailment. Full story...
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Saffo says threat from Sen. Berger doesn't overrule city's rights

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videoWith Christmas quickly approaching, many leaders in Raleigh are packing up and heading home to spend time with their family and friends. But not everyone is full of the holiday spirit. North Carolina State Senate majority leader Phil Berger sent a letter to some city leaders, including Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, that's not so jolly. Full story...
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John Edwards asks to delay trial, citing illness

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Former presidential candidate John Edwards is seeking to delay his criminal trial over campaign finances. He says he has been diagnosed with a medical condition that will make it difficult for him to attend. Full story...
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Dewey Hill won't seek reelection

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Rep. Dewey Hill, who represents Brunswick and Columbus Counties, will finish his tenth term next year, but will not run again. After spending 20 years in Raleigh, Hill says it's time for someone else to bring some new ideas to the table. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sen. Berger tells Mayor Saffo to back off fighting annexation law, or else

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Sen. Phil Berger has informed the mayors of several cities and the North Carolina League of Municipalities that should the cities continue to fight this new law in court, the General Assembly – which holds the sole Constitutional Authority over municipal boundaries – will simply create permanent municipal lines to stop these cities from imposing forced annexation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Short YouTube clip pokes fun at Charles Warren

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A short YouTube clip was e-mailed to many people around Brunswick County Thursday poking fun at DSS Chairman Charles Warren. Full story...
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NC Elections Board dismisses McCrory complaint

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections has unanimously dismissed a complaint against the 2008 gubernatorial campaign of Republican Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Berger escorted from DSS Board meeting

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was escorted out of a DSS Board meeting today. Berger, who fellow commissioners removed from several boards, including DSS, yesterday, says what is happening to him is against the law. Full story...
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Brunswick commissioners push for voter ID

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There's a new local fight to require voters to show a photo identification before casting a ballot. At Monday night's Brunswick County Commission meeting, commissioners adopted a resolution to ask lawmakers to revisit the idea. Full story...
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NC local prosecutor resigns from panel over veto

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A North Carolina district attorney has resigned from fellow Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's crime policy panel because she vetoed a bill that would have essentially repealed a 2009 law focused on capital punishment and racial bias. Full story...
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