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White issues statement ahead of Barfield's State of County

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Hours before Chairman Jonathan Barfield is set to give the annual State of the County address, fellow New Hanover County Commissioner Woody White continues to make waves about what likely will not be in the speech. Full story...
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Commissioner claims colleagues blocking him from recording State of County response

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video The battle between New Hanover County commissioners Woody White and Jonathan Barfield has reached a new level. Full story...
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Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16

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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016. Full story...
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WWAY INVESTIGATION: Dinner's on you!

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videoWhen you're elected to office, there will be times you have to travel at the taxpayer's expense. But do public leaders need to spend so much of your money? Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Board of Elections staff denounces director's firing response

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videoThe New Hanover County Board of Elections staff claims their boss's response to getting fired is false. Full story...
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Huckabee stops by Camp Lejuene on tour through Carolinas

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is signing copies of his new book during stops in the Carolinas. Huckabee made stops in Raleigh, at Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg Wednesday. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Flying the presidential skies

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videoLet's talk EXTRAORDINARY. Imagine you're on Air Force One and standing in line at the employee/crew bathroom, right next to you, is a Secretary of State and a few Presidents of the United States. That is a true story experienced by Howie Franklin....our Extraordinary Person of the Week. Full story...
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Cooper tells NC Democrats it's not early to think about 2016

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says he'll keep speaking out against Republican policies during the new North Carolina legislative session that convenes Wednesday. Cooper also told about 300 Democratic activists at a Tuesday luncheon that he would back efforts to raise teacher pay across the board and to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of additional residents. Full story...
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Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

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The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska. Full story...
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Former NC lawmaker enters guilty plea to federal charge

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A former North Carolina lawmaker originally convicted on federal charges involving theft and diverting funds and facing a retrial next month has pleaded guilty to a single count. U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker announced Monday that former state Rep. Stephen LaRoque pleaded guilty to the theft of $150,000 from a federally funded rural development program he founded. Full story...
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