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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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Brunswick County Commissioner escorted from meeting

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videoThings got heated at Monday night's Brunswick County Commission meeting over how Commissioner Charles Warren handled last week's DSS board meeting. The commissioners voted to have a hearing next month because of the fact that Warren ejected a board member and a reporter. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger discusses issues in exclusive sit-down interview

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been the subject of many controversies during his first year in office. Monday afternoon, hours after fellow commissioners stripped him of many of his responsibilities, Berger sat down with WWAY for more than an hour in an EXCLUSIVE in-studio interview to discuss a turbulent year. Full story...
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Davis, Barfield fire back after Berger says 'I will come down on you like a hammer on a nail'

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video It seems that New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's tardiness is not just affecting his schedule. Berger was late again today, which caused him to miss a crucial vote that will greatly affect his future on community boards.VIDEO INCLUDED Full story...
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Korean pastor in Wilmington reacts to death of North Korean dictator

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video Tensions and uncertainties are high in Asia following the death overnight of North Korean president Kim Jung Il. Half a world away, Kim's death is impacting people in the Port City as well. Full story...
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Berger chastises Commission; Barfield, Davis fire back

Brian Berger was late to Monday morning's New Hanover County Commission meeting, and missed a chance to discuss and vote on board assignments, which remove him from most of the community boards on which he sat. But before the meeting ended, Berger let the other commissioners know what he thought of their decision to limit him. His comments got strong responses from two fellow commissioners. Watch the entire exchange here.

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