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Cook fired after incident with McCrory gets job offers

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The cook who was fired from his job at a Charlotte food store and restaurant after a confrontation with Gov. Pat McCrory this week says he's received several job offers. Full story...
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NC civil jury decides against US Senate hopeful

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A jury has decided US Senate candidate Greg Brannon gave false or misleading statements to two people while investing in a startup technology company, meaning he is liable for more than $250,000. Full story...
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Owner hopes for permit to open restaurant in neighborhood where others have failed

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videoAl Snyder hopes to make his dream a reality and open Detour Deli in an old, empty building at 510 1/2 Red Cross St. Snyder says he bought the building in November, but a special use permit slowed his progress. Full story...
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Store cook fired after comment to NC governor

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A Charlotte food store cook has been fired for a comment he made to Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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White, Rouzer trade barbs during House Majority Leader Cantor’s visit

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video With the primary election just a few months away Woody White and David Rouzer are hitting the campaign trail, and Rouzer is bringing in a heavy hitter from Washington to help generate interest. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory briefed on coal ash deal with Duke Energy

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North Carolina's top environmental official says he briefed Gov. Pat McCrory about a negotiated settlement with Duke Energy that would have fined the $50 billion corporation $99,000 to resolve violations for groundwater contamination leaching from two huge coal ash dumps. Full story...
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County approves plan for Buck Hardee Field improvements

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Without a word of discussion, Wilmington's Buck Hardee Field got one step closer to getting a makeover this morning during the New Hanover County Commission meeting. Full story...
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NC judge allows lawsuits on private school grants

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videoA North Carolina judge is keeping alive a challenge to a new law that would let taxpayer money go for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council to consider $800k for debris removal

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videoWilmington City Council could soon put a price tag of sorts on last week's ice storm. At its meeting tomorrow night, City Council will consider spending $800,000 from its saving account to pay a contractor to pick up debris. Full story...
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Duke Energy exec apologizes for NC coal ash spill

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A Duke Energy executive is apologizing for the company's massive coal ash spill that turned the Dan River cloudy for miles. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders satisfied with city's response to ice storm

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video"We don't fix outages," Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said. "We implemented our hurricane plan that we do every year, that we have every year. We do the exact same thing every year. I mean I don't know what you want us to do. Cut trees down and fix power lines?" Full story...
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Family of late Wilmington 10 members seek NC money

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videoThe families of late members of the wrongly convicted group known as the Wilmington 10 say they should be treated like the surviving members and receive payments from North Carolina because their relatives were imprisoned in the 1970s. Full story...
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NC, local elections boards closed due to storm

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videoCandidates for state or local office may have to wait a little longer to officially file for office while a winter storm lingers in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC leaders pledge more pay for new teachers; veteran teachers left waiting

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videoFor months north carolina teachers have been wearing Red for Ed. Today the governor and other top leaders promised more green for new teachers. The goal is to keep good young teachers in the classroom, but one local educator says the raise does not fix the problem with veteran teacher pay. Full story...
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YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE: 2014 candidate filing period begins today

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videoSome campaigns began months ago, but the start of the candidate filing season means the election season officially opens in North Carolina. Full story...
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