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Candidate profile: Ronald Sparks

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video Ronald Sparks says his background and experience makes him an ideal selection for voters. Sparks has served on Wilmington City Council since 2007. He's a native Wilmingtonian; born, raised and educated right here in the Cape Fear. Full story...
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New NC abortion restrictions take effect Wednesday

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New abortion restrictions in North Carolina are set to take effect without a key portion of the measure which focused upon ultrasounds for pregnant women. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Ricky Meeks

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video Election Day is right around the corner, and WWAY wants you to meet the candidates for Wilmington City Council. Ricky Meeks has become a familiar name and face around town. The 42-year-old was born and raised right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Treasury Secretary visits Corning; pushes American Jobs Act

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video Putting America back to work. That's what President Obama hopes to accomplish with his American Jobs Act. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is a staunch supporter of that act. He was in Wilmington today to discuss the proposal and to tour a manufacturing company that could play a key role in improving our information infrastructure. Full story...
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SBI in Oak Island investigating allegations of corruption

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The SBI is investigating allegations of corruption in Oak Island, according to the NC Attorney General's office. The AG's office says agents conducted an initial assessment and then formally opened an investigation on October 18, 2011 at the request of the District Attorney. Full story...
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Voters get chance to meet and hear from candidates

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video Voters in Wilmington had another chance to hear from their candidates for city council and mayor Monday night. WHQR 91.3 FM held a candidates forum that let a live audience and a panel of journalist ask questions. Many of the questions revolved around jobs but voters WWAY spoke to were most interested in hearing and meeting each candidate in person. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: LaNasa blames Saffo supporters for damaging signs

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videoPolitical campaigns often inspire supporters to pull some dirty tricks in the run-up to Election Day. Among the most common is campaign signs damaged or even stolen. Many times there is no proof, but one candidate for Wilmington Mayor caught a vandal on video. Full story...
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Political signs create war of words in BSL

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videoSome controversial signs in Boiling Spring Lakes have some folks very upset. The hand-written political signs calling Mayor Richard White a liar have some asking if this sort of political attack should even be allowed. Full story...
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NC crisis pregnancy centers criticized in report

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Abortion-rights advocates challenging new restrictions on doctors before the procedure is performed in North Carolina are now taking aim at centers that urge women to continue their pregnancies to term. Full story...
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Third Leland candidate drops out of council race

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For the third time since mid-August a candidate for Leland Town Council has dropped out of the election. The Brunswick County Board of Elections says Kerrie Wallace withdrew today. Full story...
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Leland Town Council votes to hire new manager, shoots down another investigation

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video There has been a cloud of allegations surrounding the town of Leland's police department for quite some time now. Two of the most recent include officers using the police station for sexual liaisons and an incident where one officer pointed a gun at another. The town has asked the S.B.I. to help investigate the allegations. Full story...
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Gadhafi seen on video in his final minutes

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There are still some questions remaining over exactly how Moammar Gadhafi was killed. Arab broadcasters have been showing video of Gadhafi after his capture -- wounded, with a bloodied face and shirt, but alive. Later video showed fighters rolling his lifeless body over on the pavement. Full story...
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Study: NC business has more friends at Legislature

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A nonpartisan group focused upon improving North Carolina's business climate says the General Assembly became more business friendly this year as the Republicans took control and pushed through several changes. Full story...
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Marshall to seek 5th term as Secretary of State

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North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is seeking another four years in office. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Margaret Haynes

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video City Council hopeful Margaret Haynes describes herself as a North Carolina gal. She was born and raised in Durham, earned her masters in public administration and then worked for a member of Congress handling constituent services. Full story...
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