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Candidate profile: Joshua Fulton

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video Election Day is less than a month away and WWAY wants you to meet your candidates for Wilmington City Council. Today we sat down with Joshua Fulton, who describes himself as a fiscal conservative. Full story...
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Brewery owner taking downtown nightlife issues into his own hands

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videoDowntown Wilmington's nightlife has been a big topic of debate the last few years. From bars trying to keep out members of the military to fights and even murders at and around clubs, the downtown scene has developed a reputation for violence after about 2 a.m. That's caused one downtown business owner to take things into his own hands. Full story...
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Defense lawyer will not help Edwards at trial

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A key member of the legal team defending John Edwards will not represent the former presidential candidate at his upcoming campaign finance trial following questions about a potential conflict of interest. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Council candidate Fulton originally leaves election money to Brian Berger

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video They say politics makes strange bedfellows. A candidate for Wilmington City Council is finding that out the hard way after we've uncovered a campaign record that says if he died, he wanted to give his campaign money to a controversial county commissioner. Full story...
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Loss of 'Project Soccer' leads to finger pointing

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video It's official. Southeastern North Carolina has lost more than 1,000 jobs to the Palmetto State. Continental Tires announced it will build a $500 million facility with 1,600 jobs in Sumter County, South Carolina. Now the state legislature and the governor's office here in North Carolina are playing the blame game. Full story...
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Senator Berger blames Perdue's "Pay-to-Play Politics" for losing "Project Soccer"

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“This is embarrassing for North Carolina. It’s this kind of incompetence and unethical behavior that has disgraced Democrat politician after Democrat politician in North Carolina. And we will not allow the state to do business like this anymore.” - State Senator Phil Berger Full story...
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'Project Soccer' looks like loss for NC as SC Gov. plans announcement tomorrow

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video"Project Soccer" has been kicked back and forth between the Carolinas for months, but it seems the Palmetto State has scored. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley plans a major economic development announcement tomorrow in Sumter County. Word among North Carolina lawmakers is that officials from Continental Tire will announce their decision to build a factory south of the border, but what does losing this huge deal mean for our future? Full story...
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Official: Obama to embark on bus tour of NC, VA

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A White House official says President Barack Obama is planning a bus tour through the politically importantstates of North Carolina and Virginia later this month to push for his jobs plan. Full story...
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Rep. Hill: Senate leader blocking 'Project Soccer' for NC

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video It looks like "Project Soccer" will kick off in South Carolina instead of North Carolina. The project was expected to bring hundred of jobs to our area and millions of dollars in investments. Full story...
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Tony Blair tells Greensboro audience America needs to stop self-doubt

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The British leader who led his country to war in Iraq and peace in Northern Ireland has told a North Carolina audience that the United States is experiencing self-doubt, not decline. Full story...
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Senator: NC layoffs in classroom will decrease

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A key Republican budget-writer is predicting the number of job losses in North Carolina public school classrooms actually will be much less than the 1,800 reported to state educators as school began in August. Full story...
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Christie: 'Now is not my time' for White House bid

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will not seek the White House in 2012 and says "now is not my time." Full story...
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Sen. Burr says he'll seek No. 2 GOP Senate post

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North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he will run for the No. 2 position in the Republican leadership in the US Senate after the 2012 elections. Full story...
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Barnes drops out of Leland council race; says council does not share his vision

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The Brunswick County Board of Elections says Herbert Barnes dropped out of the race Friday. The Board of Elections also says Bald Head Island candidate Ken Miller died over the weekend. Both men's names will be on the ballot, though, in November. Full story...
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Perdue to get look at NC's Facebook data center

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Gov. Bev Perdue is heading to western North Carolina to celebrate the website Facebook expanding its data center in Forest City. Full story...
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