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Democratic incumbent Hagan files for Senate

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US Sen. Kay Hagan says she's running for re-election because North Carolina voters want bipartisan solutions in Washington and accuses conservative special interests already spending millions against her of promoting extreme policies. Full story...
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Marc Benson enters race for New Hanover Co. Sheriff

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videoThe race for New Hanover County Sheriff has a Republican in the running. Private investigator and radio talk show host Marc Benson filed today. Incumbent Ed McMahon and his predecessor Sid Causey have filed on the Democratic side. Full story...
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Pender's Justice elected NCGOP vice chair

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videoSoutheastern North Carolina is now home to two top officials in the state's Republican Party. Former state Rep. Carolyn Justice of Hampstead is the new vice chair of the party. Full story...
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NC judge blocks taxpayer money to private schools

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videoA North Carolina judge is blocking a new law that would have allowed taxpayer money to go for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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Oak Island OKs moratorium banning 'mega' homes

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videoThe Oak Island Town Council unanimously placed a moratorium banning any new homes larger than six bedrooms on Thursday after hearing from residents asking for stricter rules on large-sized houses. Full story...
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August hearing set for insurance rate change request

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video Homeowners and insurers will have to wait until hurricane season for a hearing on a proposed change in home insurance rates that would send rates up an average of 25 percent across the state. Full story...
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Oak Island council mulls moratorium banning larger homes

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It is being advertised as the largest home on Oak Island and is causing a furor among town council members and some residents. Full story...
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Cook fired after incident with McCrory gets job offers

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The cook who was fired from his job at a Charlotte food store and restaurant after a confrontation with Gov. Pat McCrory this week says he's received several job offers. Full story...
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NC civil jury decides against US Senate hopeful

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A jury has decided US Senate candidate Greg Brannon gave false or misleading statements to two people while investing in a startup technology company, meaning he is liable for more than $250,000. Full story...
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Owner hopes for permit to open restaurant in neighborhood where others have failed

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videoAl Snyder hopes to make his dream a reality and open Detour Deli in an old, empty building at 510 1/2 Red Cross St. Snyder says he bought the building in November, but a special use permit slowed his progress. Full story...
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Store cook fired after comment to NC governor

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A Charlotte food store cook has been fired for a comment he made to Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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White, Rouzer trade barbs during House Majority Leader Cantor’s visit

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video With the primary election just a few months away Woody White and David Rouzer are hitting the campaign trail, and Rouzer is bringing in a heavy hitter from Washington to help generate interest. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory briefed on coal ash deal with Duke Energy

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North Carolina's top environmental official says he briefed Gov. Pat McCrory about a negotiated settlement with Duke Energy that would have fined the $50 billion corporation $99,000 to resolve violations for groundwater contamination leaching from two huge coal ash dumps. Full story...
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County approves plan for Buck Hardee Field improvements

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Without a word of discussion, Wilmington's Buck Hardee Field got one step closer to getting a makeover this morning during the New Hanover County Commission meeting. Full story...
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NC judge allows lawsuits on private school grants

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videoA North Carolina judge is keeping alive a challenge to a new law that would let taxpayer money go for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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