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Congressmen hear from NC opponents of health law

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Opponents of the federal health care overhaul testified before congressional Republicans at a North Carolina hearing that the law's supporters called a political stunt. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders want to increase pay for city workers

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videoWilmington City Council is taking a look at employee pay. Leaders say salaries in the Port City are behind the market average. Research shows in 2012 Wilmington was nine percent behind the state average for worker pay. Full story...
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City: Second Love Grove access won't come quick or cheap

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videoWilmington leaders have been looking for a second way in and out of the Love Grove community for decades. A June train derailment that cut the neighborhood off proved the need again. Full story...
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Local leaders discuss future of inlet dredging

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video Where were you when the ship hit the sand? That’s the question Carolina Beach Inlet association is asking state and federal lawmakers, but they say it’s no laughing matter. Full story...
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Future of Water Street Parking Deck still in doubt

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videoFor years many people have called the Water Street Parking Deck in downtown Wilmington an eyesore. City Council is working to change that, but it might not turn out the way some had wanted. Full story...
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UNC advises city on Water St. parking deck

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videoThe UNC School of Government's Development Finance Initiative's preliminary findings reveal the area is not large enough for the type of public park people want. Instead, the group says the site should be developed for a mix of uses, emphasizing river views and parking. Full story...
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City Council approves $3.9 million for downtown park

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videoDowntown Wilmington could have a very different appearance in the not-so-distant future after City Council approved a $3.9 million purchase of 6.3 acres on the downtown riverfront. Full story...
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More money going to Wilmington youth and convict programs

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videoWilmington City Council took steps Tuesday night to find long-term solutions to crime and gang violence. Full story...
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Council amends rules banning guns in parks

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video Wilmington City Council voted unanimously to reverse a ruling that banned concealed weapons from being carried in city parks and the Cross City Trail. Full story...
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Protestors make school board see red

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As members of the New Hanover County Board of Education met for their meeting they were met by protestors who were Red for Ed. Full story...
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NC officials say Medicaid billing progress made

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North Carolina health officials say more medical providers are getting the hang of a new Medicaid billing system after its rocky first few months in operation. But not all state lawmakers are convinced the NCTracks system has turned the corner. Full story...
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John Edwards sets up new law firm

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Former North Carolina senator and presidential candidate John Edwards is setting up a new law firm with his daughter and his former partner. Edwards said Monday he is reuniting with David Kirby, to form the law firm Edwards Kirby. Full story...
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McCrory travels to Arizona for meetings

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is staying out west for a couple more days. McCrory's office said the governor is attending the Republican Governors Association annual meeting in Tempe, Ariz. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Southport City Hall workers say mold a problem

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video Some Southport City Hall employees say mold is taking over their building, but they say when they reached out for help, nobody helped. Full story...
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Coudriet: County vacation policy is a guideline

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videoThe StarNews reported this weekend that New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet is intentionally violating the county's personnel policy to fatten the compensation of several top department managers. This morning we went to the County Commission meeting to see what Coudriet and commissioners had to say. Full story...
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