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Some new security measures start tonight at Wilmington City Council

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videoWilmington City Council will try out new security measures at its meeting tonight. The new measures for City Council meetings include additional police officers, limiting access to Council Chambers in City Hall and metal detectors. Full story...
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Residents of Old Wilmington want new plan for parking deck property

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video The Water Street Parking Deck and the property it sits on have been hot topics around the city for close to a decade. Now the Residents of Old Wilmington are giving their two cents about the property’s future. Full story...
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Employee morale big issue as Wilmington budget talks start

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video Wilmington City Council met today to start talking about the city's next budget. One of the issues that got the most attention, though, was employee morale. Full story...
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Film incentives will return in some form, NC Commerce's Sharon Decker says

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videoNot to worry, filmmakers and TV commercial producers. North Carolina will have something for you after the state's existing film incentives expire later this year. Full story...
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NC state Controller McCoy to retire

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North Carolina State Controller David McCoy is retiring from his job at the end of the month in a move that will end a public service career spanning more than 30 years. Full story...
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ELON POLL: Hagan's approval ratings continue to slide

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videoOnly one-third of North Carolina registered voters approve of Sen. Kay Hagan's job performance, her lowest rating in a year, according to the latest Elon University Poll. Full story...
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Panel preps jury trial amendment for NC ballots

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A proposed change to North Carolina's Constitution involving jury trials is on the ballot in November, so a state panel is meeting to write an explanation for voters. Full story...
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Few primary challenges for area legislators

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If you head to the polls in southeastern North Carolina this spring for primary elections, there's a good chance you won't see races for the General Assembly on your ballot. There are three senate districts and seven house districts that cover Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties. But of those 10 districts, only three will have a primary May 6. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. School Board will have at least one new member

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videoThree of four New Hanover County School Board members facing reelection this year have decided to run again. Republicans Janice Cavanaugh, Don Hayes and Ed Higgins all filed for reelection. Full story...
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12 file to replace Berger, Wolfe on New Hanover Co. Commission

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videoThere will be at least two new members of the New Hanover County Commission this fall, and there are plenty of people interested in the jobs. Earlier this year Commissioner Tom Wolfe, a Republican, said he would not run to keep his seat. Libertarian Brian Berger, the other incumbent whose term is up, did not file for reelection. Full story...
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Barfield gets late challenger, Democratic primary for US House

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videoThere will be a Democratic Party primary in the race to replace Rep. Mike McIntyre in the US House of Representatives. Full story...
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Ola Lewis files to run for NC Supreme Court Chief Justice

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videoIt was no secret Brunswick County Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis planned to run for North Carolina Supreme Court this year. She made that announcement last summer. What was not widely known was her intention to run for Chief Justice. Full story...
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Wilmington responds to convention center hotel challenge

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videoThe City of Wilmington is responding ahead of the latest court fight over the hotel at the Wilmington Convention Center. The city says it has been told an attorney for Glenn Wells, a taxpayer who has been wrangling with the city for years over the deal, will file a show cause motion in New Hanover County Superior Court today about the Convention Center hotel. Full story...
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NC counties reduce early voting hours for primary

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Almost a third of North Carolina's counties have received permission from state elections officials to reduce early-voting hours heading into the May 6 primary below what last year's elections overhaul law demanded of them. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach leaders considering parking rate increases

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videoBeach weather may be a few weeks away, but you may want to take a little extra change on your next trip to Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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