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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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Judge denies Edwards's bid to dismiss campaign case

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A federal judge denied on Thursday a bid by former presidential candidate John Edwards to have the criminal case against him thrown out, paving the way for a trial to begin in January. Full story...
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Students happy about plan to lower student loan payments

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video As the economy sags many college grads find themselves burdened by student loan debt while struggling to find a job. Today President Obama announced a plan that could provide some relief through lower student payments. Full story...
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Edwards's lawyers ask judge to throw out charges

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Lawyers for John Edwards worked Wednesday to undercut the federal government's criminal case against the former presidential candidate before it ever gets to a jury. Full story...
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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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