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ONLY ON 3: We uncover email that proves Caster campaign not truthful about letter to editor

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video Today, we found an email on the county government email server dated June 8 from Benford to Caster with the letter attached. In it, Benford says, "Please find someone to send attached letter to editor in to the Star News. The directions for doing so are printed in the paper." The letter attached is almost word-for-word the same as the one printed in the paper Wednesday. Full story...
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Caster, supporters refute Berger's fake letter claim

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The battle between Brian Berger and Bill Caster is heating up. Both Republicans are in Tuesday's run-off to be New Hanover County Commissioner. Today Berger hurled new accusations at the Caster campaign. Full story...
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Former Mayor questions Kure Beach Town Council

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video A former Mayor is questioning the Town Council's recent personnel decisions and says the current Kure Beach administration is misleading town residents. Full story...
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Who is Bill Caster?

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Fewer than 200 votes separated Brian Berger from incumbent Bill Caster in last month's Republican primary for New Hanover County Commission. So, now both are working to win a runoff. We've been working to give you more info about both candidates. Yesterday we profiled Berger. Tonight we have more about Caster. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Who is Brian Berger?

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videoONLY ON 3: "Who is Brian Berger?" and "What makes him qualified to be a County Commissioner?" Full story...
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McIntyre, Pantano agree to three debates

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Two years ago Rep. Mike McIntyre refused to debate his Republican challenger Will Breazeale. This time around, the Lumberton Democrat will face off three times with Ilario Pantano, his Republican foe for the 7th district seat in in the US House. Full story...
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Early voting numbers vary by county

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Early voting for the June 22 run-off elections is doing better than expected in a few counties, but for some the turn out is disappointing. Full story...
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Marshall brings Senate campaign to town

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With the June 22 run-off approaching Democrat Elaine Marshall spent last night and today in our area rallying votes for US Senate. Marshall's campaign hosted a fundraiser at the Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach last night. Full story...
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Bill to expand New Hanover ABC board moves on

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The bill, sponsored by Julia Boseman, would add two members to the board for a total of five. It would then take three to approve any action. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: State Rep. Dewey Hill plans to address loophole in DWI law

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State Rep. Dewey Hill (D-Brunswick/Columbus) told us today on the phone that he plans to talk with the Speaker of the House tonight to try and begin closing a loophole in the state DWI laws. Full story...
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Berger, Caster debate ahead of run-off

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Republicans Bill Caster and Brian Berger will face off in a run-off for New Hanover County Commission June 22. Tomorrow the two candidates will face off in a debate. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: House budget cuts could mean UNCW tuition hike

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video Public schools and higher education in the Cape Fear Region are watching the state budget battle closely. While public schools fair better under the House's budget than what's being discussed in the Senate, the same can't be said for schools like UNCW. Full story...
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Top Republican asks top Dems to block Soles

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The top Republican in the state Senate wants the governor and the Senate's top Democrat to block bills filed recently by Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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Senate candidate Cal Cunningham visits Wilmington, debate or no debate

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videoDemocratic US Senate Candidate Cal Cunningham hoped to debate his opponent Elaine Marshall last night in Wilmington. Marshall won't agree to debate outside of Raleigh, but Cunningham visited the Port City anyway to pick up some endorsements and answer some questions during our 5:30 p.m. newscast. Full story...
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Early voting for run-offs starts tomorrow

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Early voting begins tomorrow. It runs through June 19. Full story...
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