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Change to Urban Mixed Use regulations

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videoThe Wilmington City Council said OK to changing urban mixed use regulations Tuesday night. Full story...
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Tillis, Hagan gear up for 1st NC Senate debate

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videoNorth Carolina's leading U.S. Senate candidates are finally meeting in person to trade accusations and present their case to voters on live television. Full story...
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Rep. Jones makes rare visit to New Hanover County

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video Wilmington is the south end of rep. Walter Jones's 3rd Congressional District, but it's not a place he visits often. During a visit to New Hanover County today, we asked the Republican if he really knows our area. Full story...
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Rouzer's roundtable launches start of fall battle with Barfield

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videoLabor Day is the unofficial kick-off to the fall campaign season. Today at Wrightsville Beach, one Congressional candidate got an early start by getting some feedback from area mayors. Full story...
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McIntyre awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

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Rep. Mike McIntyre is North Carolina's newest member of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The Congressman received the award last night in his hometown of Lumberton. Full story...
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Betsy Jordan supporters apologize for campaigning at protest

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videoThere was a peaceful protest in Wilmington Thursday night in an effort to remember those killed after altercations with police. A group of people stood out at tonight's event. Full story...
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Week of protests wraps up at NC Capitol

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About 150 people gathered to march around North Carolina's Capitol as a coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP wraps up a week of demonstrations. The group circled the Capitol seven times and stopped during each pass to allow speakers to address different themes including labor and voting rights. The group is also gathering for a voting rights rally nearby. Full story...
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Wilmington, New Hanover leaders push for legislative session on film incentives

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videoMembers of the New Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City Council signed a joint letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger yesterday asking them to call for a special legislative session to "reconsider film incentives that will better serve North Carolina in remaining marketable and competitive" in the film industry. Full story...
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Former Charlotte mayor could be sentenced next week

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Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon could be sentenced as early as next week on a plea to a public corruption charge. Full story...
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McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban

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Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban are bringing names of their allies to his offices. Full story...
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Film community gathers for massive group photo

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video Members of the community who have ever benefited from the film industry where asked to be a part of a group photo on Saturday in hopes to show state legislators who the loss of film incentives were impacting. Full story...
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Berger's next court date delayed until September

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger will have to wait until next month for his next court hearing. Full story...
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Environmentalists don't want to lose special use permits to New Hanover development

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video Environmentalists say New Hanover County should be able to improve economically without jeopardizing quality of life. The recent Garner Report recommended the county should get rid of a permit process aimed at protecting air quality. Now the City of Wilmington and the County are coming together to discuss what to do. Full story...
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NC judge: Private school vouchers unconstitutional

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videoA North Carolina judge is ordering a stop to the use of taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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Lee takes Senate oath from judge appointed to NC Supreme Court

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videoNew Hanover County's new state senator took his oath of office from the newly-appointed NC Supreme Court justice today in Wilmington. Full story...
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