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McComas steps down from Ports Authority Board

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Danny McComas has stepped down as chair of the North Carolina Ports Authority Board of Directors. He informed the governor of his decision to resign in a letter dated Monday. Full story...
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Council to fund part of Wave budget

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Wilmington City Council voted unanimously to fund part of the transit authority's operating budget. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighters and police push for higher pay

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videoWilmington firefighters and police officers are demanding better treatment and fair pay from city leaders. Dozens of first responders and their supporters picketed in front of City Hall and then took their frustrations before City Council. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City, county look to work together on future storm clean-up

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video New Hanover County has told the City of Wilmington it will not help foot some of the city's bill to clean up from February's ice storm. But could the mess be a spark for county-city cooperation? Full story...
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Study: Loss of film incentive would have negative impact on NC

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videoA new study on the impact of the film industry in North Carolina shows the tax incentives promoting the industry have a positive economic impact. A group of film commissions across the state, including the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, commissioned the study. Full story...
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Eagerness, anger at NC health coverage deadline

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Efforts by the Obama administration and more than 100 North Carolina hospitals, community- and safety-net organizations to get people to sign up for subsidized private health insurance are reaching the end. Full story...
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PAC formed in support of Bladen beer and wine referendum

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videoVoters will decide the issue May 6 during the primary election. Bladen County commissioners agreed to put the issue on the ballot last year. Full story...
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McCrory directs belt-tightening at state agencies

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Gov. Pat McCrory has directed more belt-tightening within North Carolina government as pre-emptive actions to protect the state from a Medicaid shortfall and a fuzzy revenue picture. Full story...
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Charlotte mayor arrested on federal corruption charges

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Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws, announced Anne M. Tompkins, US Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Full story...
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NC Medicaid shortfall estimated from $69M to $140M

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North Carolina officials say they expect a funding shortfall for the state's Medicaid system for this fiscal year. But it doesn't appear at the moment to be as large as last year. Full story...
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McCrory counsel: Cooper has politicized coal ash

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Gov. Pat McCrory's top lawyer says his administration was forced to hire an outside attorney to deal with a federal investigation into its regulation of Duke Energy's coal ash dumps because North Carolina's attorney general is politicizing the issue. Full story...
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Tillis takes heat from 2 GOP rivals in Senate race

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Two candidates seeking to chase down presumed front-runner Thom Tillis in the Republican US Senate primary have become bolder in attacking him 30 days before early voting begins. Full story...
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US Senate hopeful Tillis tweaks college info

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US Senate candidate and House Speaker Thom Tillis has tweaked his biographical information in some places to make clear where he earned his college degree as an adult. Full story...
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Parking rates on the rise in Wrightsville Beach

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video As you pack that beach chair, sunglasses, and sunscreen make sure you include enough coins for parking meters because rates at Wrightsville Beach are going up. Full story...
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Asheville abortion services to move to new clinic

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A Planned Parenthood facility scheduled to open this summer will take over the abortion services provided by another clinic in Asheville. The suspension came days after Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation TO regulate abortion clinics. Full story...
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