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Problem with ballpark petition has some on edge

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video City officials have asked the New Hanover County Board of Elections to further analyze more than 160 names on the taxpayer-funded ballpark petition. Full story...
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Rep. Susi Hamilton issues statement on fracking vote

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Rep. Susi Hamilton has issued a statement, clarifying why she voted to override Governor Perdue's veto on fracking. Full story...
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Wilmington questions 165 signatures on ballpark petition; organizers surprised

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video A petition against a taxpayer-funded ballpark in Wilmington has hit another bump in the road. City officials have asked the New Hanover County Board of Elections to further analyze more than 160 names on the petition. Full story...
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Belville Council opposes Leland merger, bars mayor from talking about it

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videoLying, holding backroom meetings and going behind the backs of the board and people of Belville to secretly move forward in merging with Leland. These are things Belville Mayor Jack Batson was accused of Thursday night during a heated special town meeting. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Reactions mixed as Carolina Beach considers smoking ban on beach

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videoAnother area beach town is considering snuffing smoking on the sand. The Town of Carolina Beach wants public input next week on whether to ban smoking on the beach. Folks we spoke with have mixed feelings. Full story...
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Belville leaders to discuss merger with Leland tonight

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Belville town leaders will meet tonight to discuss a recent presentation about merging with the Town of Leland. The special meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Belville Town Hall. Full story...
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NC lawmakers protect insurance whistleblowers

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North Carolina lawmakers are acting to protect whistleblowers after a hospital sued a former employee who reported what the state auditor later determined were excessive taxpayer charges. Full story...
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On this Independence Day, a reminder of where it all started

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videoOn July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia officially adopted the edited and final version of the Declaration of Independence. For most of us, the annual celebration of this momentous day in American and world history is about fun, food and fireworks. But it's worth taking some time to see what our Founding Fathers put their names to. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan talks farms, Obama and the 4th

About a week after the senate passed the 2012 farm bill in a 64-35 vote, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) stopped by the WWAY studio to explain how the bill will impact North Carolinians. She spoke with "Good Morning Carolina" anchor Ashley Jacobs this morning about that and more.

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Hamilton defends vote against fracking veto

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video A state representative from Wilmington is defending her vote that helped override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a bill on fracking. The vote is also earning Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) a lot of criticism. Full story...
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