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Brunswick Co. School Board approves 25% law

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video Tenure was once used as a way to reward teachers for their hard work over the course of their career in education, and now they’re being asked to give it up by 2018. Full story...
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Wilmington officials OK Convention Center hotel

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videoWilmington City Council members quickly and unanimously approved a hotel for the convention center in downtown Wilmington Tuesday night. Full story...
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Educators worry new teacher pay law could be divisive

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video Teachers identified as the top 25 percent will be eligible for a four-year contract and a $500 annual raise each of the four years. The catch is they must voluntarily give up their tenure. Full story...
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President ready to sign long-awaited Farm Bill

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videoAfter two years of bickering, our leaders on Capitol Hill have worked out a deal that could affect you the next time you go to the grocery store. Full story...
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School districts begin tough task of dealing with missed days

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video Students around the area missed nearly a week of school thanks to the threat and eventual arrival of snow and ice last week, but state laws about the school calendar make rescheduling that missed time a challenge for administrators. Full story...
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US Senate candidate Brannon defendant in tech suit

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A lawsuit set for trial next week alleges US Senate candidate Greg Brannon and a technology corporation executive misled investors about an opportunity in the mobile phone field. Full story...
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Berger pleads guilty to DWI, drug charge

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videoBrian Berger will not spend any time in jail for his DWI charges. The New Hanover County Commissioner was back in court this morning closing the case on two arrests in the last 14 months. Full story...
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NC group urges teachers to reject contract offers

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A group representing North Carolina teachers plan to increase efforts this week to fight a state law that phases out more than 40 years of job protections in favor of employment contracts. Full story...
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Wilmington beefs up security for Council meetings

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videoStarting soon, anyone who wants to go to a Wilmington City Council meeting will have to pass through a metal detector. Mayor Bill Saffo said council members have inquired about added security at city hall for some time. Full story...
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Three Republicans already in race for New Hanover Co. Commission

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videoFiling to run for office this year is still a week away, but three Republicans have already begun their campaigns for New Hanover County Commission. John Dismukes, Chuck Kays and Skip Watkins all have plans to run for two open commission seats. Full story...
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House leader Cantor to raise money for Rouzer

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videoDavid Rouzer will get some big-name help in his race for the Republican nomination to represent much of southeastern North Carolina in Washington. Full story...
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Senators Hagan and Burr respond to President Obama's State of the Union

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Both senators sound off and share their perception on Tuesday night's State of the Union Address. Full story...
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Former Wilmington Council candidate Watkins running for County Commission

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Skip Watkins announced he would seek the office of County Commissioner for New Hanover County. Watkins fell just 470 votes short of being elected to the Wilmington City Council in 2013, his first bid for public office. Full story...
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Conservationists, capitalists battle over seismic testing

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video It was standing room only at the Kure Beach Town Council Meeting with hundreds more standing outside hanging on every word of the debate. Full story...
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McCrory visits Port of Wilmington

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video Gov. Pat McCrory made his first visit of 2014 to the Port City. McCrory toured the State Port Monday to talk about the road map for economic prosperity. Full story...
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