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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Sen. Rabon cited for hitting parked car

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videoWilmington Police have cited a state senator for hitting a car in a downtown Wilmington parking lot Sunday night. In a story that was FIRST ON 3, witnesses claimed Sen. Bill Rabon (R-8th District) hit a car in the lot at 2nd and Princess streets Sunday evening. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Witnesses accuse state senator of hit and run

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videoWitnesses say a state senator was behind the wheel of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident in downtown Wilmington last night. The crew of a movie shooting on Princess Street says they saw Sen. Bill Rabon (R-8th District) drive off after hitting a parked car in a parking lot at 2nd and Princess, but the senator says he had no idea. Full story...
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City Council eyes tax increase

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videoCity council won't vote on the budget until the middle of June. Until then they'll continue to hammer out specifics. On the table Tuesday, Wilmington’s City Council is pounding out the 2014-15 budget. Full story...
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County Commission approves funding for Carolina Beach renourishment, passes on moving up Kure Beach plan

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videoNew Hanover County will chip in nearly $2 million for beach renourishment at Carolina Beach, but commissioners tonight took no action on a plan to move up a project for Kure Beach. Full story...
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Rally pushes for continuation of NC film incentives

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videoFilm equals jobs. That's what hundreds of people were chanting at today's NC Film rally downtown. Film industry employees and supporters worried about their future came out in full force. Organizers says more than 1,000 people turned out. Full story...
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Walter Jones faces GOP rival, $1M in outside money

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Eastern North Carolina congressman Walter Jones may be facing the strongest effort to date from his own party members to unseat him. Full story...
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Commissioner Berger leaves comment on story about where he's been the last few months

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I will take a Polygraph. WWAY and the Wilmington Star-News "reporters" won't. Anyone who wants to see the message from the Star-News, Ashley Withers, "Lie and tell me what my bosses want for the story or I will, with their direction, make something up." That's the Star-News attitude. Full story...
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Fight for 7th district congressional seat heats up

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videoIt’s your voice, your vote. The fight for North Carolina’s 7th district congressional seat intensifies as new ads pit republican candidates against each other. Full story...
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Brian Berger makes first commission appearance since December arrest

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videoThis afternoon's New Hanover County Commission agenda review meeting included something of a surprise, when Commissioner Brian Berger showed up. It's the first time Berger has attended a meeting since the Dec. 5 agenda review. Hours later Wilmington Police say another driver found the commissioner passed out in his car in the 3500 block of Masonboro Loop Road. Full story...
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With tax incentives still in doubt, Wilmywood busy as ever

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videoState lawmakers may not be sure about the future of North Carolina's film incentives, but filmmakers appear to be pretty happy with them right now, as several productions are busy shooting around town. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McMahon flier says he's a Hoggard grad; Not true

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Ed McMahon's campaign office stated he graduated from Hoggard High School in 1987. Problem is, McMahon graduated from high school in Massachusetts. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff GOP candidates differ on violence solutions

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videoThe debate Tuesday between Republicans vying for New Hanover County Sheriff was much more civil than the one between the Democrats. Jason Vaughn and Marc Benson differed slightly on most topics WWAY's political editor Kevin Wuzzardo asked them about. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Benson & Vaughn debate in GOP race for New Hanover Co. Sheriff

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videoThey are both former New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies. One is an attorney. The other a private investigator and radio host. Full story...
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Candidate supporters zip tie signs to road signs

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videoAs we get closer to next week’s primary, streets are covered with campaign signs. Dr. Derrick Hickey’s supporters got creative and zip tied some of his to street signs. Full story...
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