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Duke Energy exec apologizes for NC coal ash spill

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A Duke Energy executive is apologizing for the company's massive coal ash spill that turned the Dan River cloudy for miles. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders satisfied with city's response to ice storm

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video"We don't fix outages," Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said. "We implemented our hurricane plan that we do every year, that we have every year. We do the exact same thing every year. I mean I don't know what you want us to do. Cut trees down and fix power lines?" Full story...
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Family of late Wilmington 10 members seek NC money

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videoThe families of late members of the wrongly convicted group known as the Wilmington 10 say they should be treated like the surviving members and receive payments from North Carolina because their relatives were imprisoned in the 1970s. Full story...
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NC, local elections boards closed due to storm

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videoCandidates for state or local office may have to wait a little longer to officially file for office while a winter storm lingers in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC leaders pledge more pay for new teachers; veteran teachers left waiting

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videoFor months north carolina teachers have been wearing Red for Ed. Today the governor and other top leaders promised more green for new teachers. The goal is to keep good young teachers in the classroom, but one local educator says the raise does not fix the problem with veteran teacher pay. Full story...
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YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE: 2014 candidate filing period begins today

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videoSome campaigns began months ago, but the start of the candidate filing season means the election season officially opens in North Carolina. Full story...
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AG Cooper to appeal ruling on part of abortion law

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says he's decided to appeal a federal court ruling that struck down part of a law requiring abortion providers to describe an ultrasound to women seeking to terminate a pregnancy. Full story...
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Officials discuss legislation over NC-SC border

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video Officials are trying to figure out how to minimize the impact of their work now that they have finished a modern survey of the state line between South Carolina and North Carolina. Full story...
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McCrory going back to DC, meeting US energy chief

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is returning to Washington to attend a workforce development meeting and talk about natural gas and oil exploration with a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. Full story...
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Clay Aiken to run for Congress in North Carolina

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Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board approves 25% law

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video Tenure was once used as a way to reward teachers for their hard work over the course of their career in education, and now they’re being asked to give it up by 2018. Full story...
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Wilmington officials OK Convention Center hotel

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videoWilmington City Council members quickly and unanimously approved a hotel for the convention center in downtown Wilmington Tuesday night. Full story...
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Educators worry new teacher pay law could be divisive

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video Teachers identified as the top 25 percent will be eligible for a four-year contract and a $500 annual raise each of the four years. The catch is they must voluntarily give up their tenure. Full story...
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President ready to sign long-awaited Farm Bill

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videoAfter two years of bickering, our leaders on Capitol Hill have worked out a deal that could affect you the next time you go to the grocery store. Full story...
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School districts begin tough task of dealing with missed days

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video Students around the area missed nearly a week of school thanks to the threat and eventual arrival of snow and ice last week, but state laws about the school calendar make rescheduling that missed time a challenge for administrators. Full story...
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