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Parents, students, educators debate 'The Color Purple'

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videoBrunswick County parents, students, and educators are arguing over a chapter in the Pulitzer Prize winning book “The Color Purple” that describes the rape of a young girl, and if it’s appropriate for high school students. Full story...
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Liquor vote passes in two towns, deadlocks in third

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videoShould restaurants be allowed to serve liquor? That was the question posed to voters in three Columbus County towns. Full story...
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Fair Bluff Council candidate dies on Election Day

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videoA candidate for Fair Bluff Town Commissioner has died of an apparent heart attack on Election Day, according to the town's mayor. Full story...
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Teachers speak out at school board meeting to discuss tenure changes

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videoSome North Carolina teachers will have to make the grade if they want an increase in pay and a four year contract. The state legislature is making changes, which includes eliminating tenure by 2018. Tonight, the New Hanover County School Board met to discuss those changes. Full story...
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Trio of incumbents hold on to Wilmington City Council seats

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videoWilmington City Council will look the same for the next two years as it has for the last two years. Incumbents Kevin O'Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan were all close at the top to hold on to their three seats. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former City Councilman, County Commissioner Jason Thompson joins us tonight for Election Night analysis

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videoFormer Wilmington City Councilman and New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson will join WWAY Political Editor Kevin Wuzzardo tonight at 6 p.m. on WWAY NewsChannel 3's Election Night coverage. Full story...

Community leaders discuss the 'cycle' of gang violence

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video After hundreds of gunshots have been fired throughout 2013, former gang members sat shoulder to shoulder with local politicians to say they’ve had enough. Full story...
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Teachers make statement about education reforms, pay

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videoPublic school teachers around the state decked out in red hit the streets to take a stand against recent spending cuts. In New Hanover County, educators and even some parents and students stood outside their schools holding signs in support of better pay and benefits for teachers. Full story...
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Another push to stop gerrymandering in North Carolina

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videoThere's another push to change North Carolina's redistricting laws. Right now, there are very few competitive districts because Republicans and Democrats can draw such specific lines. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Charlie Rivenbark

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videoWilmington City Councilman Charlie Rivenbark landed in the hospital last week, but he is out and back on the campaign trail this week. Now he is asking for your vote for what he says could be the last time so he can keep his seat on the city council. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Felix Cooper

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videoFelix Cooper began his career in Raleigh. In the 1970s and '80s he served as New Hanover County Finance Officer before taking over as County Manager. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Skip Watkins

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video Skip Watkins has become a familiar face in Wilmington helping run the Cape Fear Fair & Expo. Now he wants to serve the community in a different role: City Council. Full story...
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Fmr. Gov. Hunt urges investment in early childhood education

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Former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt is urging business, political and civic leaders to invest in early childhood education, saying children should start school ready to learn. Full story...
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$230,000 in NC governor's mansion repairs off list

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An updated to-do list from Gov. Pat McCrory's administration to spend taxpayer dollars to repair North Carolina government buildings has left out some bathroom renovations at the Executive Mansion. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Kevin O'Grady

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videoFour years ago Kevin O'Grady ran for City Council promising to clean up the downtown Wilmington's nightlife. He says after helping do that, he's refocused his attention on downtown. Full story...
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