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President, first lady to visit Fort Bragg next week

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The White House said President Obama will give a speech Wednesday about his decision to finish the war in Iraq at the end of the month and what it means for the nation's future. Full story...
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NC State Bar issues complaint against Easley

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The North Carolina State Bar has filed a formal disciplinary complaint against former Gov. Mike Easley after he was convicted last year on a campaign finance-related felony. Full story...
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Outgoing Carolina Beach Council discusses contracts, reflects on term

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video Carolina Beach is one week away from swearing-in its new council but the current council remains busy. Tuesday night town council met for a special meeting to discuss the approval of a new parking contract and a management contract involving two town owned motels. The parking contract passed unanimously while the details of the motel contract were discussed but not finalized. These two items possibly being the last ones the outgoing council will have a say on. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves public meeting for voluntary annexation

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Wilmington city council members voted in favor of holding a public meeting on the proposed voluntary annexation of a vacant plot near Market Street and Marsh Oaks Drive in Porters Neck. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council welcomes two new members

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Your votes last month brought in two new members to the Wilmington City Council tonight. Previous city councilwoman, Margaret Haynes, regained a seat on the council. Haynes, a Durham native, had some emotional moments during her address to the public and fellow council members. Full story...
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THE RANT: Berger odd man out at Monday's commission meeting

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video First and not surprisingly, Commissioner Brian Berger was late... again. How is it that he can be early to a New Hanover County Community Action Inc. meeting to stake out his ex-girlfriend and break a protective order, but he can't show up on time for the job he was elected to do? Full story...
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Wilmington council to consider developer's voluntary annexation

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video You've heard a lot lately about fights against annexation, like in Monkey Junction and Southport. But a development company wants the City of Wilmington to annex property for a future apartment complex. Full story...
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NC House leader: school year change short-lived

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One of North Carolina's top legislative leaders says he thinks the General Assembly will overturn a new law that adds five days to the public school calendar without any extra money. Full story...
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Commissioners vote for beach nourishment agreement

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New Hanover County Commissioners voted Monday night in favor of a beach enrichment agreement. Under the agreement, county and federal dollars would cover 82.5 percent of the cost while the state would pay for the other 17.5 percent. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission appoints Ted Davis as chairman

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video The New Hanover County Commission has a new leader. At a meeting Monday night, commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Ted Davis as the board's new chairman. He replaces Jonathan Barfield, who held the position for the last year. Full story...
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NC ag commissioner Troxler to run for re-election

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Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler wants to oversee North Carolina's largest industry for another four years. Full story...
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Rouzer, Pantano a study in contrasts

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video The Republican nomination for president may be decided by the time North Carolina votes in May, but there will still be the battle for the Republican nomination to represent our area in the US House of Representatives. The two candidates, David Rouzer and Ilario Pantano, are a study in contrast within the GOP. Full story...
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2 with ties to Perdue surrender at Wake jail

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Two people with close ties to Gov. Bev Perdue have surrendered at the Wake County jail on charges related to campaign finance violations. Full story...
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Perdue's campaign: She's still running in 2012

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Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign staff has dismissed a comment by a North Carolina state House member who predicted she won't run for re-election next year. Full story...
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Feds in Edwards case seek to bar expert testimony

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Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to bar two former commissioners from the Federal Election Commission from testifying as expert witnesses at the upcoming trial of former Democratic presidential contender John Edwards. Full story...
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