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Candidate profile: Derek Bickel

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videoWilmington City Council candidate Derek Bickel says he does not think of himself as a politician. "I'm someone who cares deeply about Wilmington," he said. Full story...
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Rivenbark in hospital for tests after fainting

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videoWilmington City Councilman Charlie Rivenbark was taken to the hospital yesterday after he passed out. His campaign says it was due to a drop in blood pressure. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan seeks enrollment, penalty delays

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North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan wants the Obama administration to delay by two months the period in which individuals can sign up for health insurance through the new government website and when financial penalties begin for those remaining uninsured. Full story...
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City Council candidates square off in WWAY, WHQR forum

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video WWAY’s political editor Kevin Wuzzardo and WHQR’s Kate O’Reilly grilled five of the six city Wilmington City Council candidates so you have the best possible tools to cast your vote when you head to the polls. Full story...
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ICYMI: WWAY, WHQR host final Wilmington City Council debate

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videoEarly voting is already underway for Nov. 5's municipal elections. Tonight voters had one last chance to get to know the men running for Wilmington City Council. WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR 91.3 FM hosted a forum featuring City Council hopefuls. Full story...
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Animal rescue groups want change in Columbus County

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video Dozens of animal rights activists from across the state told Columbus County Commissioners that changes need to be at the county's animal shelter. Full story...
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McCrory: US could force NC to expand Medicaid

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Gov. Pat McCrory says new federal regulations could force North Carolina to expand Medicaid eligibility to more low-income people under the Affordable Care Act, despite being one of 26 Republican-led states to reject doing so. Full story...
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New Hanover Commissioners support median project

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners have thrown their support behind a plan aimed at making Market Street safer. Commissioners today voted to support NCDOT efforts to get money to build landscaped medians on Market between MLK Parkway and Station Rd. and between Middle Sound Loops Rd. and Mendenhall Dr./Marsh Oaks Dr. Full story...
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NC lawyers reject arguments in election lawsuits

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Attorneys representing the state of North Carolina and Gov. Pat McCrory have asked that a pair of federal lawsuits challenging several portions of a law overhauling elections in the state be dismissed. Full story...
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NC educators oppose law ending job protections

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videoSome public school teachers and school administrators are pushing back against a new North Carolina law that eliminates job protections for educators. Full story...
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Obama addresses widespread health care problems

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President Barack Obama is acknowledging his health care law's rollout "hasn't worked as smoothly as it's supposed to work." Full story...
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Bobby Greer appointed to NC Local Government Commission

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videoA former New Hanover County Commissioner has a new role in local government at the state level. Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Bobby Greer to the North Carolina Local Government Commission this week. Full story...
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VP Biden postpones trip to NC, Hagan fundraiser

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Vice President Joe Biden has postponed a visit to North Carolina for early next week that included a Durham fundraiser scheduled in part to help U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid next year. Full story...
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With shutdown over, state, local services get back on track

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videoNow that the federal government is open again services around the country are getting back on track. In the Cape Fear organizations that had to make cuts during the shutdown are working hard to bring programs back to people in our area. Full story...
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Early one-stop voting underway

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videoElection Day is less than three weeks away, but you can start voting today. Early one-stop voting began this morning for the Nov. 5 municipal elections. Full story...
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