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Gov. Perdue won't say much about Easley controversy

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says she's closely watching the controversy surrounding Mary Easley's job at North Carolina State University but wouldn't say whether the former first lady should resign. Full story...
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Governor signs smoking ban into law

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The country's largest tobacco-producing state is going smoke free.

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NC tax refunds should be caught up soon

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North Carolina's tax office is getting its refund payments out on time again, a month after the filing deadline.

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Text messaging bill sailing through Senate

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A House bill to ban North Carolina motorists from writing text messages and e-mails while driving has had smooth sailing so far in the Senate. Full story...
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Higher gas prices have drivers shopping around

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video AAA says more drivers and higher fuel standards are responsible for the increase in summer gas prices, but don't expect the cost to come close to last year's record high.

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Stage Ten complete with indoor water tank

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videoIt's hoped that a new stage at Screen Gems will bring bigger and better movies to the Wilmington arena. It's called Stage Ten, and for special effects producers it's a dream come true. Full story...
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Cruise ship docks in Wilmington

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A visiting ship has cruised its way into the Port City and it’s bringing a welcome boost to the local economy. American Cruise Line's American Glory docked on Water Street in downtown Wilmington on Monday. Full story...
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Video games not just for couch potatoes

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videoThe Nintendo Wii has become a become a huge hit, and not just with your average teenager; grandma and grandpa are getting use out of it and a local rehabilitation center is even using the game system for physical therapy. Full story...
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Rabies outbreak concerning for many

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videoThe past few months for New Hanover Animal Control officers have been very busy trying to contain an outbreak of rabies cases the county has been fighting since the beginning of the year. Experts believe the virus isn't spreading as fast as the fear. Full story...
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Leland Police to dispose of old prescription medicine

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In an effort to prevent prescription drugs from getting in the wrong hands, the Leland Police will properly dispose of prescription medication. The drop box will also prevent people from flushing their medication down the toilet, which can act as a source of pollution in wastewater. Full story...
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Georgia-Pacific employees to wait on hearing about layoffs

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Employees at the Georgia-Pacific plant in Whiteville will have a few days to wait before learning if layoffs at the plant will affect them. Full story...
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Will McIntyre run for Burr's seat?

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Now that Roy Cooper has announced he's out of the race for US Senate next year, many are wondering if Rep. Mike McIntyre will run for the seat? Full story...
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County Commission approves Ed McMahon for sheriff

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New Hanover County officially has a successor for Sheriff Sid Causey. Monday, the County Commission approved Chief Deputy Ed McMahon for the job. He will replace Causey, who took early retirement and steps down June 30. Full story...
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Filming moved, but auditions for upcoming Miley Cyrus movie still to be held in Wilmington

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Interested in acting in the upcoming Miley Cyrus movie? If you think you have the right stuff you can audition right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Biden warns Wake Forest graduates against inaction

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Vice President Joe Biden is calling on graduates at Wake Forest University to seize this moment in history to change the nation for the better. Full story...
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