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Senator Debbie Clary stepping down in November

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A lawmaker who first arrived in the North Carolina House when Republicans took control for the first time in more than a century will step down from the Senate the year the GOP made similar history in both chambers. Full story...
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Church van carrying children crashes, driver pronounced dead

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Authorities say the driver of a church van carrying 13 children was killed after the van ran off the road and hit two utility poles Monday in Winston-Salem. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Security ramped up at New Hanover Co. Commission Meeting

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video New Hanover County Commissioners met today to discuss everything from the county budget to signs on Carolina Beach Road. One of the more interesting aspects of the meeting though was what it took to get in. There was additional security at the door and in the board room. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Berger victim still waiting on info

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Last week, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger told Angela Lilly he would have more details this week about his car insurance and how to move forward to fix her car. We spoke with Lilly late this afternoon. She says she has still not heard from Berger or his insurance company. Full story...
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Commission plans hearing on decade-old sign law

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Under the ordinance signs can be no longer than six feet high and 150 square feet. The sign ordinance was supposed to go into effect August 6, but commissioners requested a public hearing before the ordinance goes into place. Full story...
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Commissioners pass New Hanover budget, reject ABC chief raise

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New Hanover County Commissioners passed the FY2011-2012 budget today with a few tweaks, including a one percent merit pay increase for county employees. Commissioners also increased the budget for new hanover county schools by $1 million. Full story...
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Weekend lightning sparks wildfire

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video The hot weather and lack of rain is beginning to take a toll across the Cape Fear region. Saturday lightning in Pender County caused a fire in the Holly Shelter Game Land. Today the North Carolina Forest Service Fire Team worked to contain the flames. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Two years later Soles sex investigation lags on

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Nearly two years after WWAY first reported allegations of sexual abuse against R.C. Soles, there's no reported progress on a state investigation. Full story...
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Record-breaking heat invades our area

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Wilmington hit a record-breaking high temperature of 101 degrees this afternoon. Full story...
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AMA: Doctors shortchanged by insurers' mistakes

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The American Medical Association released its annual report card on insurers Monday. The AMA says eliminating mistakes would save doctors and insurers $17 billion a year. Full story...
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