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Belville calls special meeting Saturday

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Belville Commissioners are getting back to agenda items they had planned to discuss at a special meeting last month where the town's mayor quit. Full story...
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Romney, Biden heading to NC on successive days

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The presidential campaign will build steam in North Carolina with scheduled appearances by presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Vice President Joe Biden. Full story...
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Dalton gets backing from NC police officers' group

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Democratic Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton has the support of a key professional police organization in his bid for North Carolina governor. Full story...
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Officials release details about DNC security

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With less than a month before the Democratic National Convention, the city has released details about what streets will be closed for security during the event. But Mayor Anthony Foxx promised the city will be open for business during the three-day convention that is expected to draw thousands of visitors. Full story...
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PPP: McCrory holds lead over Dalton, other state races tighter than 2008

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A new poll by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling finds little has changed in the race for North Carolina governor. In PPP's newest poll, Pat McCrory holds a seven-point lead over Walter Dalton, 45-38. Full story...
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Ballpark agreement still not finalized, opinions remain polarized

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video Though a final agreement is still hanging over their heads, Wilmington City Council members voted unanimously to place a $37 million bond referendum to pay for the stadium on the November ballot. More than a dozen people voiced their opinions to council Tuesday during a public hearing on the bond referendum. Full story...
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UPDATE: Surf City leaders give ice cream truck owner permit to sell in town neighborhoods

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video UPDATE: After a public hearing Tuesday night, Surf City town council voted to give Anthony Caporino a permit to sell his ice cream in neighborhoods within the town. Now, Caporino will be able to sell ice cream in both Surf City and North Topsail Beach. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pollster, ballpark supporter discuss public opinon

A new poll says a majority of Wilmington voters do not see a ballpark as a priority for the Port City, and an even larger majority say they're against spending tax money on the plan. Meanwhile supporters of the ballpark say it's a good investment for Wilmington. Francis De Luca, head of the Civitas Institute, which commissioned the poll, and Jim Hundley, chair of the Wilmington Ballpark Coalition, joined us in studio to debate the issues involved.

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Leland mulls contract for manager Hollis

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Leland Town Council held a special closed session meeting this morning to discuss Town Manager David Hollis's contract. Full story...
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Your Voice, Your Vote: Presidential Campaigns, August 7

There's no august vacation for the presidential contenders. Both President Obama and his rival Mitt Romney are battling for every vote this summer, and today is no different.

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