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Board of Elections waiting to certify sales tax hike vote

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections has cancelled its July 9 meeting to certify the May 4 vote to raise the sales tax a quarter of a cent. Full story...
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Congressman McIntyre against new port in Southport

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In the past I expressed very serious concerns about how this project might affect the quality of life in Brunswick County. I have also stated that there were very serious questions that needed to be answered before the project could move forward. Full story...
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VOTE 2010: Senate hopefuls mislead on money during forum

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It didn't take long for North Carolina's candidates for U.S. Senate to lead voters away from the truth. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: DA to check out commissioners' e-mails

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We spoke with District Attorney Ben David today. He didn't want to comment on camera, but he said he will look into the claims. That's not to say the commissioners did anything wrong, but David says there is a law that county employees cannot use a public server for political use. Full story...
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Senate candidates debate in Wilmington

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The three candidates for US Senate will hold their first debate tomorrow here in Wilmington. Sen. Richard Burr and Elaine Marshall will also meet voters at other events in the area. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Did Caster break campaign law with e-mails?

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video Last week we told you about an e-mail between New Hanover County Commissioner Bill Caster and a volunteer for his campaign. That story got a lot of people talking, and one important question that came out of the discussion was whether Caster could use county e-mail for campaign communication. Full story...
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The Rant: Run-off results present some surprises

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While the winners and losers Tuesday night might not have been a surprise, the margin of victory for New Hanover County Commission and US Senate were. Full story...

FIRST ON 3: Berger beats incumbent Caster

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video Brian Berger has defeated incumbent Bill Caster for the final spot in this fall's race for New Hanover County Commission. Berger claims the second Republican nomination along with Rick Catlin. They will face off with Democrats Deborah Butler and Sid Causey for two seats left open after Caster's defeat and Bobby Greer's retirement. Full story...
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Marshall beats Cunningham to challenge Burr

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Elaine Marshall's victory was a blow to Democratic Party leaders in Washington who recruited Cal Cunningham to the race and spent more than $100,000 to boost his campaign. Full story...
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Benston closes in on Bladen County Sheriff, history

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video Prentis Benston is one step away from becoming the first African-American sheriff in Bladen County history. Full story...
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Ward wins Pender Commission GOP nomination

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Fewer than 600 voters took part in the Republican run-off for the District 2 Pender County Commission race. That meant a 67-vote margin turned out to be a big win for Chester Ward over Timothy Thomas.

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Voting underway in run-offs

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The only statewide race is the Democratic nomination for US Senate. Bladen, New Hanover and Pender counties also have run-offs on the ballot. Tune in to WWAY NewsChannel 3 tonight for results. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Now Berger's telling fibs; Says all commissioners support him

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videoOne day before the run-off election, New Hanover County Commission Candidate Brian Berger is on the record saying all of the other County Commissioner support him and not incumbent Bill Caster. Not true say two. Full story...
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Cunningham makes last visit before run-off

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US Senate candidate Cal Cunningham met with people in the community to make one last push to get voters out for his Democratic primary run-off against Secretary of State Elaine Marshall. Full story...
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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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