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New Hanover Commission tables shopping center purchase

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Commissioners voted 3-2 to table a vote on purchasing the property that houses Break Time and Ten Pin Alley in Wilmington. The property is a part of the same shopping center as the county's government complex. Full story...
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Castle Hayne residents discuss incorporation

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video Residents in Castle Hayne have been discussing incorporation for years. The decision to become a town or not will happen with next Tuesday's elections. Thursday voters came together one last time to talk about the issue. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Bill Saffo

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video For the last few weeks we've been introducing you to the candidates for Wilmington City Council and mayor. With the election now just days away, we wrap up our candidate profiles with with incumbent Mayor Bill Saffo. He says he looks forward to continuing to make Wilmington the gem of southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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First lawsuit filed over NC redistricting plans

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Opponents of Republican-drawn maps for district boundaries for the North Carolina Legislature and the state's congressional delegation are getting a quick start on litigation. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Justin LaNasa

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video Early voting is underway, and Election Day is next week. So WWAY wants you to meet the candidates for Wilmington Mayor. We sat down with Justin LaNasa, who says it is time for new leadership. Full story...
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Court is next stop for NC's journey to redraw maps

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North Carolina's journey toward new district boundaries for the Legislature and Congress is about to detour into court, even though federal attorneys just announced they won't oppose the maps on certain racial discrimination grounds. Full story...
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McCrory getting money from Perdue's past donors

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ome past contributors to Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign from eastern North Carolina are shifting their giving to the political committee of likely repeat Republican challenger Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Charlotte hosts NC governor's conference for women

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Another associate of President Obama is coming to North Carolina, this time at a networking and education event for women. Full story...
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NC Sen. Jim Forrester dies at 74

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A North Carolina state senator who led the effort to secure next year's statewide referendum on whether to prohibit gay marriage has died. He was 74. Full story...
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NC group presses for black judicial nominees

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North Carolina's largest civil rights organization is calling on the state's two U.S. senators to nominate black judges for positions on the federal bench. Full story...
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NC House leader pressing for eugenics payments

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A top leader at the North Carolina General Assembly wants to form a committee to help figure out how to pay victims of a state program that forced thousands of people to undergo sterilizations. Full story...
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Barfield named to national committee

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New Hanover County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield has been reappointed to the National Association of Counties Transportation Steering Committee. It's another honor for Barfield, who recently became the only county commissioner in the state to reach the mentor level in the Local Elected Leaders Academy. Full story...
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NC Medicaid shortfall debated by legislators

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A Republican budget-writer says he doesn't envision large reimbursement rate cuts for doctors or eliminating optional medical services for North Carolina Medicaid patients to help close a projected $140 million shortfall this year. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Laura Padgett

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video With early voting underway and Election Day right around the corner, we've been introducing your to the candidates for Wilmington City Council. Incumbent Laura Padgett says her experience is an asset to the city and looks forward to continue to improve Wilmington. Full story...
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NRCC backing opponents Pantano, Rouzer

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With the North Carolina primary still more than six months away, it appears the Republican Party is hedging its bets in the race to challenge Rep. Mike McIntyre. Full story...
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