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Panel discusses root of Port City violence

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video After hundreds of shots fired in Wilmington this year local law enforcement has promised increased patrols, but a panel of doctors from UNCW says we can’t arrest our way out of the current crime wave. Full story...
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Town Hall meeting discusses importance of policy in New Hanover County

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video Policy is a six letter word, but according to the North Carolina Justice Center its meaning effects everyone from the mountains to the coast. Full story...
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Board of Elections looks at issue with voting at Wilmington precinct

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video Your Voice Your Vote, or was it at one New Hanover County polling place last week? During today's vote canvass, two poll workers told the New Hanover County Board of Elections they think some voters got help casting their votes. Full story...
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With one vote difference, Tabor City booze referendum gets recount

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videoThere will be a recount on a referendum for selling mixed drinks in Tabor City. Columbus County Board of Elections Supervisor Carla Strickland says the final vote was 133 for and 134 against the measure. Full story...
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Despite most write-in votes for mayor, Meeks says, 'You don't mess with Saffos'

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video Although Wilmington's mayoral race was uncontested, there was more than 500 write-in votes. Among those man about town Ricky Meeks led the way with 73. Full story...
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Carolina Beach mayoral race heads to Friday recount

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video One week after Election Day, and the race for Carolina Beach mayor is not over just yet. Incumbent Bob Lewis has asked for a recount after the New Hanover County Board of Elections' canvass found challenger Dan Wilcox won by just seven votes. Full story...
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NC lawmakers want tobacco program protected

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Members of the state's congressional delegation want the federal tobacco program protected from expected budget cuts. Full story...
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Radio host Flynn to run for US Senate in NC

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Add another Republican candidate to the list of those who want to challenge Democratic US Sen. Kay Hagan a year from now. Full story...
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NC justices dismiss redistricting recusal motion

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The North Carolina Supreme Court has again declined to force a colleague to recuse himself from upcoming redistricting arguments because of spending by groups supporting his re-election campaign last year. Full story...
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NC high court says Pre-K complaint is moot

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North Carolina's Supreme Court says an appeal of a complaint involving changes in a pre-kindergarten program for needy children is moot because lawmakers have fixed the problem. Full story...
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NC Senate hopeful is sorry web material was copied

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North Carolina US Senate candidate Greg Brannon says he's sorry his website contains material that appears copied from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's former campaign website. But he added he agrees with every word. Full story...
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US Rep. Coble announces he won't seek re-election

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US Rep. Howard Coble says his 15th term in Congress will be his last. The 82-year-old Republican announced Thursday in Greensboro he won't seek re-election in 2014, opening the seat for the first time in three decades. Full story...
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Brunswick County discusses changes to sales tax

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video For many years Brunswick County has distributed its tax dollars based on the number of full time citizens in each municipality. Now some are asking the board of commissioners to change a system that they claim is robbing the rich to pay for the poor. Full story...
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Fair Bluff mourns death of town candidate on Election Day

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video A Fair Bluff man should have had every reason to celebrate yesterday, as he won the town's race for mayor. Instead he had every reason to mourn, as his brother, who was also running for office, died on Election Day. Full story...
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Carolina Beach elects new leaders to council

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video Carolina Beach will have a few familiar faces returning to Town Council. Dozens of people waited outside of the Carolina Beach Recreation Center Tuesday to learn the results of this highly anticipated election. Full story...
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