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NC counties reduce early voting hours for primary

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Almost a third of North Carolina's counties have received permission from state elections officials to reduce early-voting hours heading into the May 6 primary below what last year's elections overhaul law demanded of them. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach leaders considering parking rate increases

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videoBeach weather may be a few weeks away, but you may want to take a little extra change on your next trip to Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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New Hanover County launches public portion of comprehensive plan process

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video Close to 100 residents turned out to talk about the future for New Hanover County. Today marked the launch of Plan NHC, which will help the county develop a comprehensive plan. Full story...
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Hagan hedges on Obamacare questions

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videoAfter filing for reelection this week Sen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) dodged reporters' questions about a broken promise that North Carolinians could keep their insurance policies. Today we asked her again about the estimated 473,000 residents that faced cancellations when the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, launched last fall and when she knew it might happen. Full story...
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Vaughn's filing means Republican primary for New Hanover sheriff

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video Another Republican has joined the race for New Hanover County Sheriff. Attorney Jason Vaughn filed his paperwork today. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. looking for people with ideas and vision

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videoNew Hanover County Government is launching a new initiative to develop a vision for the county over the next 25 years and leaders want your input. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington City Manager finally talks about policy change that surprised staff

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video It took some time, but we finally got Wilmington's city manager to talk about a policy that has a lot of city workers upset. We told you last night workers are just finding out about a policy that changes the way they're paid if they get hurt on the job. Full story...
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Back in GOP, LaNasa to run for NC Senate

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Justin LaNasa is back in the Republican Party and running for office again. He switched back to the GOP in July, according to the New Hanover County Board of Elections, and today filed to run for the 9th District NC Senate seat Thom Goolsby is leaving. Full story...
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NC health agency mapping Medicaid overhaul plan

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Gov. Pat McCrory's health agency is backing away from initial proposals to fix Medicaid costs by hiring a handful of big managed care organizations to run North Carolina's $13 billion health care system. Full story...
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NC House speaker officially files for US Senate

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tate House Speaker Thom Tillis embraced the Republican agenda he helped push through North Carolina state government as he filed officially for the U.S. Senate. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former county manager Shell launches school board bid

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videoFormer New Hanover County Manager Bruce Shell says he will run for a seat on the New Hanover County School Board. "I'm retired now. I have the time and wanted to give something back to the community," Shell said. "I believe there is probably no greater influence on a future than through education." Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington whacks injury leave for cops, firefighters and city workers

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video A policy Wilmington City Council approved without discussion in November will limit the amount of benefits an employee can get if they are hurt on the job. Some city workers are fired up, because they say nobody told them about the change. Full story...
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Meeting looks at pay incentives for NC teachers

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North Carolina lawmakers, school leaders and parents are considering whether teachers can be better rewarded for performance through a statewide incentives package. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. voters to decide sales tax hike in May

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video For the last few months Brunswick County Commissioners have been trying to discuss the best way to use the sales tax in their county. First they voted down changing sales tax distribution. Now they're asking voters to increase the tax. Full story...
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Democratic incumbent Hagan files for Senate

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US Sen. Kay Hagan says she's running for re-election because North Carolina voters want bipartisan solutions in Washington and accuses conservative special interests already spending millions against her of promoting extreme policies. Full story...
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