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Obama delivers State of the Union address

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President Barack Obama says after years of war and recession, "The shadow of crisis has passed." Full story...
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Commissioners approve final $40M in bonds for CFCC

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Cape Fear Community College will get to spend the final $40 million of bond money voters approved several years ago after a long debate by the New Hanover County Commission today. Full story...
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New Hanover, Pender schools want control of calendar returned

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Two local school systems are lobbying state lawmakers to return the control of local school calendars to local boards of education – a movement backed by the N.C. School Boards Association and strongly opposed by the coastal tourism industry, which suffered when school systems began cutting summer short a decade ago. Full story...
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NC, SC House leaders join Republican group's advisory team

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Two of the highest ranking Republican politicians in the Carolinas are joining the advisory board of a conservative political group that recruits and trains GOP political candidates. Full story...
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'Sleepy Hollow' leaving for Atlanta if renewed

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Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden said if it's renewed for a third season, “Sleepy Hollow” will move production from Wilmington following the demise of the North Carolina film tax credit program. Full story...
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Council considers $92k for Convention Center, Muni

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video Wilmington City Council next week will consider spending more than $92,000 on the Convention Center and the newly-renovated Municipal Golf Course. Full story...
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High court to hear gay marriage cases in April

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video The Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution. Full story...
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Navassa's town council meets for first time since mayor was arrested

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videoNavassa's town council met tonight little more than two weeks after their mayor was arrested. The arrest came after another council member said Willis threatened them. Mayor Eulis Willis and the council member whose allegations got him arrested, Minnie Brown, were both at tonight’s town council meeting. Full story...
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Fight against proposed Titan cement plant continues

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videoAs Titan America continues to try and put a cement plant in Castle Hayne, those against it met in Wrightsville Beach Wednesday night. NC Coastal Federation members are still fighting the proposal after six years saying the plant, which will burn more than 250,000 tons of coal a year, will discharge pollutants into the Northeast Cape Fear River. Full story...
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House Democrats want ethics changes after McCrory complaint

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Democrats at the North Carolina legislature say a ban on outside earned income by Gov. Pat McCrory and other full-time elected state officials would increase transparency and public confidence about the actions of politicians. Full story...
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