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Municipal Golf Course work could cost up to $1 million

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videoIt was supposed to be a $700,000 project. But, the city's spokeswoman, Melissa Talbert, said it will now most likely cost more than $1 million to restore the greens and bunkers, plus do drainage and irrigation improvements because crews must make more repairs than originally thought. Full story...
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Retired doctor another candidate in NC Senate race

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A retired physician is adding to the Republicans entering this year's race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. Dr. Edward Kryn of Clayton said late Tuesday he will seek the GOP nomination. At least seven Republicans have announced they're running in the May primary. The winner is expected to take on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory talks about year ahead

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he wants his second year in office to focus on improving North Carolina's economic climate, supporting public school teachers and making state government more efficient. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan announces $2M raised in quarter

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Democratic US Sen. Kay Hagan says she raised more than $2 million for her 2014 re-election bid in North Carolina during the final three months of 2013. Full story...
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City Council to consider gang prevention grant, golf course renovation

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videoFighting the Port City's gang problem is among the agenda items for tomorrow's Wilmington City Council meeting. Council will also get a first look at a $700,000 to restore Wilmington Municipal Golf Course. Full story...
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BHI's Peck loses out on manager job in Florida, rankles residents again

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video It looks like Bald Head Island Village Manager Calvin Peck will keep his current job for the time being after losing out on a chance at another manager job in Florida. Full story...
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Beach towns ask legislators for more control of room occupancy tax money

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video Leaders from New Hanover County's three beach towns and state legislators met this morning to discuss a number of issues. They talked about proposing a bill to give towns more control over spending some room occupancy tax moeny. Full story...
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Leland council swats bee ordinance, blocks strip clubs

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video After months of combing through information, and trying to honey coat a solution that could satisfy all residents, the Leland Town Council voted against a proposed ordinance on hobby beehives. Full story...
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McCrory says he talked energy with Obama

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Gov. Pat McCrory says President Obama's visit to North Carolina this week gave him the opportunity to talk about energy exploration and clear the air about case backlogs within the state's food stamp program. Full story...
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NC doctors sue state over Medicaid payment delays

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A group of North Carolina doctors has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking millions in damages from the state and its contractors over flawed computer programs that severely delayed Medicaid reimbursements. Full story...
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Michael Lee to run again for NC Senate, gets Goolsby's support

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videoWe now know at least one candidate running for the Republican nomination for the 9th District NC Senate seat. Five days after Thom Goolsby shocked many in the GOP by announcing he will not seek reelection a man he once defeated will run to replace him. Full story...
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Lawyers in NC gay marriage case watching OK, Utah

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Lawyers on both sides of a federal lawsuit over North Carolina's 2012 prohibition of same-sex marriages say they are closely studying recent court rulings overturning similar bans in other states. Full story...
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McIntyre joins Obama on visit to NC

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videoWhen President Barack Obama arrived in Raleigh today, a familiar face was on board Air Force One. Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) stepped off the plane with the Commander in Chief. Full story...
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NC senator wants state to take over Union DSS after supervisor charged with abuse

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A North Carolina senator wants state officials to take over operations of the Union County Department of Social Services after a child abuse case. Full story...
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President's NC visit could hearten some Democrats

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President Barack Obama's visit to North Carolina is expected to focus on ways to improve a national economy that's recovering but not humming along. Full story...
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