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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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NC Sen. Burr announces staff, events for 2016 campaign

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Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr is getting his 2016 re-election bid in North Carolina underway with campaign fundraising events and by hiring a campaign staff. Burr announced Monday he would hold campaign events in several North Carolina cities over the next few months. He also plans events in Washington, the first of which will occur Wednesday. Full story...
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White threatens response to State of the County if Barfield doesn't address issues

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videoThe State of the Union gets an opposition response each year, but the State of the County? It could happen next week in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Rep. Rouzer opens district offices, talks fiscal plans

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videoAs Rep. David Rouzer opened his district office in Bolivia Monday, he greeted some town leaders and constituents. Full story...
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