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Three Republicans already in race for New Hanover Co. Commission

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videoFiling to run for office this year is still a week away, but three Republicans have already begun their campaigns for New Hanover County Commission. John Dismukes, Chuck Kays and Skip Watkins all have plans to run for two open commission seats. Full story...
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House leader Cantor to raise money for Rouzer

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videoDavid Rouzer will get some big-name help in his race for the Republican nomination to represent much of southeastern North Carolina in Washington. Full story...
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Senators Hagan and Burr respond to President Obama's State of the Union

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Both senators sound off and share their perception on Tuesday night's State of the Union Address. Full story...
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Former Wilmington Council candidate Watkins running for County Commission

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Skip Watkins announced he would seek the office of County Commissioner for New Hanover County. Watkins fell just 470 votes short of being elected to the Wilmington City Council in 2013, his first bid for public office. Full story...
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Conservationists, capitalists battle over seismic testing

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video It was standing room only at the Kure Beach Town Council Meeting with hundreds more standing outside hanging on every word of the debate. Full story...
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McCrory visits Port of Wilmington

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video Gov. Pat McCrory made his first visit of 2014 to the Port City. McCrory toured the State Port Monday to talk about the road map for economic prosperity. Full story...
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Profanity-laced recording of Sen. Rabon's meeting cited in death of puppy mill bill

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videoState Senate leaders said Monday they plan to kill legislation that would regulate so-called puppy mills in North Carolina after an audiotape leaked of a top Republican senator criticizing the bill and the House lawmakers who passed it last year. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: McCrory plans to visit Port of Wilmington

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videoGov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to make his first visit of 2014 to Wilmington today. An aide says the governor will tour the State Port of Wilmington. Full story...
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Wolfe won't seek reelection to New Hanover Co. Commission

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Tom Wolfe says he will not seek election to a full four-year term this fall. Wolfe was appointed last year to fill the unexpired term of Rick Catlin after Catlin won a seat in the NC House of Representatives. Full story...
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NC justices will not delay 2014 elections

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videoThe 2014 elections will go on as planned after North Carolina's highest court refused to delay them while the justices consider whether the most recent version of election districts are legal. Full story...
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7th District GOP candidates trade poll numbers, political jabs

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video As the saying goes, numbers never lie, but that might not be true in the Republican Primary for the 7th District Congressional seat. Full story...
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Judge issues warrant for Berger's arrest; commissioner says he didn't know he had court

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videoA judge has issued a warrant for Brian Berger's arrest after the New Hanover County Commissioner failed to show up for a court appearance. But Berger tells WWAY he did not know he was supposed to be in court. Full story...
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Pender Co.'s Will Stewart to challenge Sen. Kay Hagan

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It looks like US Sen. Kay Hagan will have at least one rival in this May's Democratic primary in North Carolina. First-time political candidate Will Stewart of Pender County said Wednesday he plans to run against the first-term senator. Full story...
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NC nurses, law officers among those getting raises

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More than 3,200 North Carolina state employees have received pay increases from a special fund created by the General Assembly to adjust salaries to retain workers in high-demand fields and for increased job responsibilities. Full story...
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NC NAACP: Charges dropped against 50 protesters

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The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says Wake County prosecutors have dismissed criminal charges against more than 50 people arrested last year while protesting at the state legislature. Full story...
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