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Vote on permit for Porters Neck project put on hold

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video A technicality delayed a request for a special-use permit to build a mixed-use project near Porters Neck Road and Market Street, adjacent to the Lowe's Home Improvement store. Full story...
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NC leaders deciding again on state's film break future

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North Carolina's film incentives may finally become a permanent fixture in the state's economic development pitch to television and movie producers. Or it could get written out of the script. Full story...
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NC Dems' interim director given long-term title

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The North Carolina Democratic Party has chosen as its executive director the woman who'd been serving in the role on an interim basis. Full story...
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New Hanover Republicans get first look at primary candidates

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It was a grand old party at the Northeast Library as Republicans studied up on their primary candidates. Full story...
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State Sen. Martin Nesbitt dies of stomach cancer

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State Sen. Martin Nesbitt, who this week stepped down as minority leader because of illness, has died. He was 67. Senate Democratic Caucus Director Ford Porter said Nesbitt died Thursday after being diagnosed last week with stomach cancer. Full story...
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Former governor Hunt talks about education, teacher pay

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videoJim hunt served as North Carolina's governor longer than anyone else, but today he learned a few new tricks. This morning he took a break from politics to play and educate folks on why it is so important to keep our kids learning. Full story...
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2 years later, Congress poised to undo flood law

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Lawmakers are poised to undo many of the changes in a bill to overhaul the federal flood insurance program after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp increases in their premiums. Full story...
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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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