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McCrory defends handling Duke shares, sale

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videoNorth Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory attributes the omission of Duke Energy shares he previously owned from his annual disclosure form to a misinterpretation by his attorney. Full story...
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Together 48 years, couple fights NC marriage ban

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Same-sex marriage is one step closer to being legal in North Carolina. And for one elderly couple, time is of the essence. Full story...
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Educators, supporters protest along busy Wilmington road

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videoWilmington area teachers and their supporters took a stand for education today. Decked out in red, they stood along South College Road near UNCW at lunchtime to make a statement about what they call the disrespectful actions of the General Assembly toward students and educators. Full story...
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New Hanover GOP picks Lee to fill Goolsby's Senate seat

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videoElection Day is still more than two months away, but Michael Lee should soon be New Hanover County's new state senator. Full story...
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Paper or plastic? In Carolina Beach, you could no longer have an option

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videoCarolina Beach is taking the lead on an environmental effort to "rise above plastic." Town council will discuss a possible ordinance against plastic bags tonight. After decades of public education, the Cape Fear Surf Rider Foundation says it's time for action. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. moves forward with comprehensive planning

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videoNew Hanover County is announcing the first phase of its Comprehensive Plan to citizens today. It is focused on crafting policies that will shape new hanover county over the next 25 years. Full story...
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Commissioners discuss school bond, Scotts Hill helipad

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video Some New Hanover County residents sounded off on some big issues. Among the items that were on the New Hanover County Commission's agenda, public hearings on a proposed $160 million bond for schools and a plan to build a medical helicopter landing pad near the Pender County line. Full story...
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Hunt visits for Redenbaugh campaign fundraiser

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videoNC Senate candidate Elizabeth Redenbaugh held a fundraiser at The River Room Saturday evening with former Gov. Jim Hunt. Full story...
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Kay Hagan rallies supporters in Wilmington

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videoUS Senator Kay Hagan rallied supporters in Wilmington Saturday. The Democrat spoke with supporters about her opponent, NC House Speaker Thom Tillis, and his impact on education in North Carolina. Full story...
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Port City reacts to new voting rules

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videoNew voting rules will be in effect this November. That's the word today from a federal judge who denied a motion seeking to hold the election under old rules until a trial next year. Full story...
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Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes

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A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina's November election can be held under new voting rules drafted last year by Republican lawmakers. Full story...
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McCrory to leave charter school company transparency to NC School Board

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videoGov. Pat McCrory this summer demanded transparency for the way charter schools spend public money. A bill he signed today guarantees public access to some of that information, but lets companies that run the schools keep private other information about their spending. Full story...
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Victims of NC eugenics board qualify for payment

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Officials overseeing a $10 million fund set up to compensate victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program say about 180 people have qualified so far to receive payments. Full story...
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McCrory signs $21.1 billion budget into law

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a North Carolina state government budget bill that raises teacher and state employee salaries significantly for the first time in years. Full story...
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STARNEWS Reports: Lawsuit calls New Hanover County Commission's voting into question

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A court case could throw some decisions by New Hanover County commissioners into question. A Wilmington development company is challenging the denial of its special-use permit for a project in Porters Neck. Full story...
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